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.


Top experiences in Šolta Island

Recent articles

Travel guides

Starting at $33.79

Image for

Šolta Island activities

$82.82 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Full-Day Brac and Solta Island Cruise from Split with Lunch

Meet the captain and crew of the Polaris at the port for a 9:30am departure. A welcome drink and some snacks, such as croissants, will be prepared waiting for you as you step onto the boat. Shortly, you will begin the one hour journey to Brac island, where you can take two hours of free time for swimming and snorkeling in the secluded and hidden coves. Or, you can just relax and admire the beauty of the crystal-clear Adriatic Sea and surrounding landscape from the boat. You'll continue your journey to Solta island. Lunch will be served around 12:30pm - 1pm. You can choose between grilled fish, meat, or vegetables with salad and beverages during the meal. You will stop in Stomorska, a little picturesque port on Solta, where you can explore the site and enjoy yourself. Three hours of free time will be had here.At 4pm, return to the boat. On the way back to Split, you can enjoy incredible sailing and relax on the spacious deck. There is a possibility of seeing dolphins playing near the boat. Arrival back in Split port is at approximately 5pm.

$94.65 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.

$177.47 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.

$141.98 Water Sports

Brac and Solta Islands Snorkeling 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.

$76.90 Private & Custom Tours

Blue Lagoon and 3 Island Private tour by Speed Boat from Trogir and Split

Key words: unspoiled natural beauty, a unique landscape and crystal clear waters. Ladies and gentleman – we are taking you to famous lagoon Krknjasi, more commonly known as the Blue Lagoon. Hidden between the Veli Krknjas and Mali Krknjas islets, this is a place you simply need to visit if you are a watersport lover or simply a sea addict. Fun and enjoyment are guaranteed! Before we make our way to a coffe pause on the island of Solta, we will make another stop at a hidden bay called Duga on the island of Ciovo. Our escape of life's daily demands takes us further to idyllic Maslinica Harbor on Solta Island. Just the name of the island has a Mediterranean touch since it derives its name from the word "maslina" which means "olive". Charming streets and interesting architecture will make you appreciate every single minute of your walk. After lunch, we will use the time to discover few more hidden beaches and bays around the island. It's time to take your flip flops and sunglasses off, since we're about to discover the underwater world of the island.

$709.89 Private & Custom Tours

Blue Lagoon and Solta Island from Split-Private Tour

After meeting with with your captain at meeting spot in Split (or any location in the area) you will start your unforgettable speedboat trip. First we will have 30 minutes ride in Bay of Ciovo heading towards Trogir, old city under UNESCO protection. There you will have 1 hour of free time to visit city center and stop for a coffe break. After we have another 20 minutes cruise to the famous Blue Lagoon, Drvenik Island. There we stop and drop an anchor for some unforgettable swimming in turquoise waters with sand grounds. Upon arrival to Maslinica, old fisherman village on Šolta Island you will see historic castle Martinis Marchi and traditional dalmatian village with wooden fishing boats. Also there are few pebble beaches around if you are up for some more swimming. Hungry? Next destination, 40 minuts away, is Stomorska, a small, peaceful village on Solta Island which has an amazing restaurant right next to the water, you will literally step out of the boat into the restaurant. The food is delicious, the prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is just perfect. *Note: lunch is not included in the price. Ready for last swimming of the day? We will head for 15 minutes ride to Necujam bay, deepest bay of Solta Island. Here we will have free time for swimming, taning and snorkeiling on a ship wreck. Our cruise back to Split will be around 30 minutes. 09:00 Departure from Split 09:30 Arrival to Trogir, (sightseeing, coffe break) 11:00 Blue lagoon, Drvenik Island (swimming, snorkeling and sightseeing) 13:00 Maslinica, Šolta Island (sightseeing or swimming ) 14:45 Stomorska, Šolta Island (free time for lounch and sightseeing) 16:15 Nečujam Bay, Šolta Island (Swimming and snorkeling on a ship wreck) 18:00 Arrival  to Split

Šolta Island in detail