Quiet and authentic, life on Solta continues at its own pace
Sister to Brac island, just a few minutes by speedboat away from Brac and 1/2 hour from Split, Solta island is quiet and protected. Dotted with small villages, family olive orchards, traditional konobas (trattorias), local taverns and hidden coves, the island has changed little over the centuries. Fishing, boating, olive tending and winemaking are the main livelihood and pastimes for locals.
A favorite port-of-call for sailing yachts, Maslinica, Stomorska and Rogac are lively in the summer with yachts coming and going.
On the western side of the island, a day sail to Hvar town, the Brac channel and open seas, Maslinica is a often a first stop out of Split and nearby marinas. Maslinica has a new, pretty marina and luxury Martinis Marchi Heritage Hotel, locally known as “The Castle”. With berth for 50 yachts and quai-side trattorias, strolling through Maslinica is charming and peaceful. The hotel has a continental restaurant and cafe with terrace overlooking the marina and Maslinica.
Stomorska is a way stop for sailing yachts coming and going to Split, Trogir and Kastela. You can tie up in front of your favorite restaurant and enjoy a wonderful meal with local wine, fresh fish and olive oil from the orchards of Solta.
Rogač, the main port of the island, connects Šolta with Milna harbor (closeby on Brac island), and with Split. By fast catamaran or car ferry, it is an easy day trip to visit the splendors of Split and return to your retreat on Solta at the end of the day. Or explore the stone masons, medieval monastery of Blaca and enjoy a pleasant evening in Milna Harbor on Brac before catching the daily catamaran back to Solta (a short 15 minute sail).