About the island of Šolta
Solta is a small Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea, in central Dalmatia. It occupies a total area of about 59km2 and has approximately 1700 inhabitants.
It is close to the port of Split, but its southwestern shores are already bathed by the open sea.
Solta has a rich history. The first mention of Šolta, which was then called Olyntha, dates back to the 4th century BC. Even the Roman Emperor Diocletian and the Illyrian Queen Teuta could not resist its charms. Many Croatian poets found inspiration here.
It is highly valued for its unspoilt natural environment. It is one of the greenest islands in this part of Dalmatia.
Šolta is washed by strong sea currents, which are the reason for the crystal clear water on its shores. For thousands of years (!) southern fruits, vines and olive trees have been cultivated here. The island also supports fishing, but is also famous for beekeeping, since Roman times. Only in recent years has tourism become more important.