According to its land area, Solta island belongs to the medium-sized group of Adriatic islands. However, judging it by its natural foundations, it is undoubtedly amongst the most beautiful.
It is merely 16km long and nine nautical miles from Split, with its 60km of coastline interspersed with four harbors and 24 bays, it offers the quick visitor approach and a safe, pleasant stay.
Taking advantage of modern fast boats, one can reach the island within 15 to 20 minutes. The island's harbors and bays can accommodate some thousand ships, while the numerous natural beaches offer sufficient space for many more swimmers.
It's rather strange that many travel guide books provide too little information about this splendid island. A few years ago, the prestigious guidebook like Lonely Planet's on Croatia dedicated only a few lines.
This island's natural beauty has attracted and inspired even the Roman Emperor Diocletian, who built his fishery in one of the islands' bays.
Solta island map
The most beautiful places on the island
There are only four small settlements on this island. But each settlement for itself hides special beauties.
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Rogac is the island's main port and a tourist village with a nautical marina, gas station, and beautiful coves (Banje, Kasjun, Zustova, and others). It represents an excellent spot for the development of marine tourism.
It is the oldest port on the island. First families settled in Stomorska as early as in the 16th century. Stomorska has been famous for its fleet of big wooden ships used to carry Solta's wine and olive oil to the mainland and Italy.
The youngest village of the island, founded by building summer houses but also by planned hotel building. Necujam is the largest and, according to some, the most beautiful cove of the island.
Maslinica is the only Solta's village situated in the cove of the western part of the island. It has a beautiful picturesque cove and pinewood on the southern side and its well-protected Sesula with a group of seven small islands in front of it.
How to get there?
If you arrive by car, you have to get on Jadrolinija ferry lines to Rogac, its main port. A ferry connection runs three to five times a day, depending on the day in the week and part of the year.
More information you can find on how to reach Split islands page, with detailed timetable by month and season.