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In the azure shells made by the sky and the sea in the Split archipelago, the blue island of Šolta appears out of the silent Adriatic. Throughout its turbulent past Šolta has been invaded, defended, and attacked by pirates and discovered by artists. Whether it was an invader, farmer or an artist – all of them have left traces of their stay here.
If you want fish dishes and other delicious treats, a visit to the fishing village of Maslinca is the right choice. For sipping cocktails in the swimming pools visit Nečujam, and when you want to have the island under you, walk up to Vela straža, the tallest peak on the island or ride some bikes on the Šolta roads. And if you want some night life, the discos or the bustle of the hot summer nights will offer a great time.
Šolta is an island in Croatia. It is situated in the Adriatic Sea in the central Dalmatian archipelago, west of the island of Brač, south of Split (separated by Split Channel) and east of the Drvenik islands (separated by the Šolta Channel). Its area is 58.98 km² and it has a population of 2,000 inhabitans.
The highest peak of Šolta is the summit Vela Straža which is 238 metres high. On the north-eastern coast of the island there are the large bays of Rogač and Nečujam. In the western part of the interior of Šolta there is a field approximately 6 km long and 2 km wide.
The economy of the island is based on vineyards, olives, fruit, fishing and tourism. While the main settlements (Grohote, Gornje Selo, Srednje Selo, Donje Selo) are inland, the main fishing centres are Maslinica,which is exposed to only north-westerly winds, making it a good shelter for smaller boats. Rogač is the main port and Nečujam and Stomorska the centre of the island’s tourism. Maslinica and Stomorska are popular nautical places.