Island of Šolta

Šolta island lies in the middle of Dalmatian archipelago, covering area of 59 km2, 19km long and 4,5km wide. Built from limestone, with complex upland relief and a fertile land in the middle of the island. South side of the island is open, steeply and with deep sea just few meters from shore. NW side has more places to moore and more gentle depths. There are many beautiful bays and lagoons around the island, with authentic old villages to visit (Somorska, Nečujam, Maslinica, Rogač..).

Island agriculture is based on olive trees, vineyards, some carob, figs and almonds, with percentage declining trough the years. There was a production of lime (stone) before, but now it’s gone. Inhabitants were also fishing and salting the fish, which was the main trading tool just after the olive oil and wine. Fishing for a small blue fish started at the beginning of 16th century on the island and at the same time trading on a fish market in Split began.

There is a written story about the “major” of the fish market at that time making charges to the Šolta fisherman because of the stands for fish salting.

First nautical-fishing voyage, which Petar Hektorović did at 1555., started in Stari Grad and finished in a bay of Nečujam on Šolta.

About The Location

Daily tours can be arranged on request.

Island of Šolta offers unique experience of isolation, untouched nature, old vineyards and olive trees all around the island.

There is a 300 y old castle in Maslinica, called Villa Marchi, renovated to a breathtaking luxury hotel.

Most days of the summer there’s a nice refreshing daily wind, called “Maeštral“, blowing from NW, starting before Noon, peaking around 05 pm and finishing in later afternoon hours. “Bura” is a NE wind, with strong gusts, rapidly going from start to maximum, bringing clear, sunny weather. Early signs are sometimes small”hat” cloudes on the peaks of nearby mountains, or huge storm cloud formations with lightnings without thunder. “Jugo” is the SE wind, bringing the most sea disturbance and swells, it needs time to grow, bringing cloudy skies and rainfalls. Can be seen from distance as humidity rise on a horizont, pressure is faling, swell is rising. “Tramontana” is Northern wind, usually stronger than “Maeštral“, bringing very nice weather. These are the main winds in the summer time and all of them have potency to blow 25 m/s and more, which is on a border of the fiercely storm winds. Bura is ussually more difficult to sail, because of it’s fierce gusts and fast momentum from 0-max. All of them have more detailed characteristics, which you can find out sailing with our skippers.

There are also common local winds and storms that needs to be taken in knowledge, as they can bring damage in short period of time.

“Lebić”, SW warm, dry wind, usually connected with short and strong passing of “Bura” after “Jugo“, bringing swell crossing and disturbance in ports.

“Levant”, East wind, blowing with cloudy, humid weather, usually acting as a switch between Jugo and Bura. Blows with constant speed, around 7 BF, for a short period of time.

“Oštro”, South wind, warm and humid, lots of characteristics like Jugo, but more rare.

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Šolta Map