Welcome to Šolta Island

The island’s main entry point is Rogač, where ferries from Split tie up at the edge of a large bay. A road leads around the bay to smaller coves with rocky beaches, and another leads uphill to the island's administrative centre of Grohote.

Maslinica is the island's prettiest settlement, with seven islets offshore. Another gorgeous village is Stomorska; its sheltered harbour is popular with yachties. The island's interior has several worthwhile family-run, farm-based 'agroturizam' ventures, where visitors can sample and buy olive oil, rakija (grappa) and wine.

Šolta shuts up shop in the low season; it can be hard to hire cars or find a place to eat.

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$86.44 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Half Day All Inclusive Cruise to Islands Brac and Solta

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Polaris Split, Split, Split-Dalmatia County, Dalmatia09:30 departure from Split port10:30 arrival on island Brač… we anchor in a beautiful bay, free time for relaxing, swimming and snorkeling13:00 departure to island Šolta , lunch on the way13:30 arrival to Stomorska on island Šolta, free time for exploring picturesque port15:30 relaxing cruise to Split16:30 arrival in SplitDuration: 7 hours

$172.88 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Solta Island Electric Bike Small-Group Tour with Food Tasting

Meet your guide in central Split and head for the port to catch a ferry to Solta Island. On the way, hear all about this sleepy island known for its olive, honey and wine.Admire the views of the Adriatic Sea on the roughly 1-hour cruise and, on arrival at Solta, collect your electric bicycle for your tour. Get a safety briefing and instructions, put on your helmet, and set off in a guide-led convoy. Ride into the open countryside, enjoying the ease of almost effortless cycling. Pass through landscapes laden with maquis and olive groves, and absorb the laid-back pace and beauty of this unspoilt island. If time allows, and depending on the weather and your group's preference, perhaps pause at one of Solta’s pretty coves for a quick swim.Make your first stop at a traditional family-run farm known for its winemaking and olive growing. Head inside and enjoy a typical island lunch, starting with a welcome drink of a homemade liqueur. Savor a delicious appetizer of homemade bread with extra virgin olive oil, anchovies and olive pâte; and then dig into marinated blue fish and octopus pasta, followed by scrumptious Dalmatian rozata (crème caramel). Wash down your food with dobričić red wine as you hear how it’s considered the ‘grandfather’ of Croatia’s beloved plavac mali wine.Following lunch, return to your bike and continue to a beekeeping estate. Meet the owner and enjoy a presentation on the art of beekeeping, learning about the life of bees and watching these busy creatures at work in a glass beehive. Sample some home-produced honey, and if you wish, try some of the farm’s fresh pollen, royal jelly or propolis — a natural, bee-made compound said to have healing properties.Then, say your goodbyes and cycle back to the harbor for your ferry to Split, where your tour ends at the port.

$92.20 Day Trips & Excursions

Olive Oil Tour of Solta Island with Lunch

This tour starts from Rogac on Solta Island. Be at Split ferry port at least 15 minutes before departure to catch the ferry for Solta. It takes 45 minutes to arrive on the Island. We will be waiting for your in the port of Rogac . When you exit the ferry look for white van with sign "Discover Solta" When you arrive on Solta, you will be personally guided to the ancient groves . You will love the ride through the island’s untouched nature, with its smells of grass and herbs. In the groves you will meet one of our olive masters who will talk about the oldest cultivated tree in the world. And you will see, touch and feel the leaves and bark of a tree that is more than 1000 years old as you learn all about farming, indigenous Dalmatian varieties of olives and the lifestyles of olive growers on Solta.The Olive Tour gives you the experience of practically being an islander yourself. We’ll take a relaxing walk through one of the island’s most beautiful typical villages - winding narrow streets, ancient stone houses, life as it has been for countless generations.When we come to the mill, you will enjoy our full "Taste like a pro" program to understand how to produce the highest quality oil using a blend of tradition and the latest knowledge. Learning and experience something new is always challenging, especially tasting olive oil. Our “Olive Oil Tasting” program will teach you how to taste olive oil the same way professionals do. It’s an unforgettable experience which you can later share with your family and friends.Not only will you learn how to taste oil like a pro, but we have special programs where you can learn all about the history of olive oil; discover the importance of the relationship between olive trees and man in this area of the Mediterranean; see how olives are processed into oil and earn all about the quality of olive oil and how it affects your health.After tasting different oils, immerse in exquisite and unexpected flavors of unique and all naturally flavored olive oils with garlic, lemon, oranges, thyme, rosemary , basil or oregano. If you remain for lunch you will learn how to pair different oil with different dishes and enjoy a very specific local wine. And of course you can browse the Olynthia store for one of the best Croatia extra virgin olive oils. This is ideal place for your gifts. After lunch is reserved for relaxing walk, swimming or sightseeing the island. It depends on your wishes. At the end of the tour we shall drive you to the ferry port where you can take the ferry back to Split.

$138.30 Water Sports

Brac and Solta Islands Tour from Split

After your pick up from Split or other desired location, a pleasant cruise with our comfortable speedboat will bring you to Brac Island. Brac is the largest Dalmatian Island, which indeed provides and excellent window into the authentic island lifestyle. There you will be given free time for swimming, snorkeling and visiting the place. Next stop will be on Solta Island, a quiet and peaceful place, where you can enjoy the swimming and snorkeling in the clear waters of some hidden bay, and taste some of the dalmatian specialties in one of the local restaurants on the waterfront.

$149.83 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Sailing, 4 Islands, 1 day

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Zenta Club, Split, Split-Dalmatia County, DalmatiaThe departure time is around 8:30am, but we recommend you come 30-15 min earlier so I can show a bit inside and outside the sailboat. Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Gospa od Prizidnice, Slatine, Ciovo Island, Split-Dalmatia County, DalmatiaAs we sail along the klifs of Čiovo, you will be able to see a monastery caled Gospa od Prizidnice, with their stuning views and beautiful landscapeStop At: Blue Lagoon/ Krknjasi Bay, Veliki Drvenik, Split-Dalmatia County, DalmatiaThis will be our next stop to take a swim in the beautiful Dalmatian "Blue Lagoon" where we will also have time for snorkleing.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Choovita Beach Bar, Necujam, Solta Island, Split-Dalmatia County, DalmatiaAfter our swim in the Blue Lagoon, we will countinue the tour to the next island; island Šolta. We will cruze down the coast of the island, to explore the hiden bays and small towns of the island and stop in the town Nečujam, where we´ll take some time for lunch and to explore this intersting and beautiful town.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Milna,BračAfter our lunch time we continue our experiance further down the coast of Šolta where we will enter a canal caled Splitska vrata (Gates of Split), where most of the nautical trafic comes and goes to Split. We´ll sail in the canal betweeen Šolta (right) and Brač (left) to almost the end of the canal and then make a turn to island Brač to visit the town Milna and after a wonderful small settlement Bobovišče, where we will again have time for exploring or swiming.Duration: 1 hourPass By: Zenta Club, Split, Split-Dalmatia County, DalmatiaIt´s time to set sail back to Split, so raise the sails and in to the canal we go. On our way back, if your interested, your skipper can show you a bit of basics in sailing and if there is any wind, you can also try it for your self. And dont forget to make one last glimps to the islans you have visited and enjoy the last moments of this tour in a beatiful sunset. Our arrival to Split will be around 8:00 pm.

$69 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Half Day Sailing

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Choovita Beach Bar, Necujam, Solta Island, Split-Dalmatia County, DalmatiaSmall Group Sailing Adventure from Split

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