Island Solta Travel Guide

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The area of Šolta is 57,886 km2. Šolta is 13th largest of Croatian islands and it belongs to midsize Dalmatian islands. Šolta’s length is 19 km and its width is 4.9 km. It spreads in the direction of west-northwest-southeast.

Another characteristic of Šolta’s summer are very high air temperatures (over 30°C) and also high sea temperatures (21°C - 22°C).
In In July an average temperature in shade is around 30°C what is the temperature maximum.

Monuments Throughout its rich history Šolta was being conquered, defended, attacked by pirates and discovered by artists. Whether a conqueror, villager or an artist – each of them left a trace of his age. From prehistoric period, antiquity and old Christian period to after-war period – each of these periods left a trace in Šolta’s stone in order to tell us a story of the past times.

Localities and finds

- prehistoric hill-fort Mirine west of Donjeg Sela
- remains of villae rusticae
- remains of the walls from antiquity near Donje Selo
locality "Pod Mihovil"Grohote
- covers of ancient sarcophagi in front of the parish church
- a part of an ancient sarcophagus in the parish house
- old Christian sarcophagus in an old field
- remains of an old Christian basilica
- baptismal font of a basilica and other remains
- chapel in the wall Rogač
- Banje - capital from the late antiquity period
- remains of villae rusticae Nečujam
- ancient grave
- St. Peter’s ruins
- memorial house of Marko MarulićStipanska
- remains of an old Christian basilica Gornje Selo
- remains of a building from the late antiquity period
- cover of an ancient sarcophagus locality "Stomorija" Sv. Jele
- old Christian sarcophagus Maslinica
- the castle of the Marchi family from 1706.Interesting facts

Tourist community every summer season organizes a contest for the best decorated and arranged apartment, house lot and a village. The main purpose of this is to stimulate and encourage competition between the owners of apartments and houses but also of the villagers so that the whole island of Šolta can greet its dear guests as beautiful as possible. Every year as a prize the best get diplomas so if you see such a diploma in the house you’re staying in be sure that the owner did his best to welcome you!

According to a legend on the mount above the bay of Senj there was Teuta’s castle. According to this legend fishermen would throw a part of the caught fish to all four parts of the world in order to have the favor and mercy of the queen Teuta for further fishing.

In the past the boats of the Greeks, Italians and Spaniards who sailed in the Adriatic towards the East would stop by the coast of Šolta and take fish from the nets and fish traps. In empty nets and fish traps they would put money in bags and put them back in the sea.

The filmmakers of "Velo Misto" used parts of Šolta streets, homes, towers, houses and courtyards in order to evoke the atmosphere of old parts of Split.

The movie "The fall of Italy" was entirely filmed on Šolta.