Although Šolta is the closest island to Split, it's remained a place of pristine natural beauty. With only 1,500 year round residents, 24 bays and natural beauty, Šolta is a place where you can find peace and tranquility wherever you wander. But the island is much more than just a collection of sleepy villages.
First mentioned by the Greeks as Olynthus, for most of its history, Šolta was a wealthy ‘province’ of Split - whether it was the Roman Emperor Diocletian who had a ‘summer’ home here as well as a private fishing pond, or the wealthy Cindro and Ćipiko families. According to a folk legend, the Illyrian queen Teuta also had her castle built in Senjska, one of the many bays of Šolta. They didn’t care about Šolta’s rough terrain. They saw only her virgin nature and enjoyed the life of solitude. The island is still famed for its olives, honey and wine.