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Šolta – One of the Six Most Beautiful European Islands

9 November 2011 No Comment

The British newspaper Telegraph has included the island of Šolta among the six most beautiful lesser-known European islands that are worth a visit. Journalist Francesca Syz, who has for years been dealing exclusively with travel and travel features, wrote that Šolta should be visited as well as a small Swedish town of Marstrand, the Greek town of Monemvasia, Isola La Maddalena in Sardinia, Ile de Porquerolles, near the world famous St. Tropez, and Sylt, one of the largest German islands which is located in the North Sea.

The British journalist wrote that partly due to karst, and partly because of the proximity of Split, tourists often choose better-known and more remote islands, unfairly neglecting Šolta which has, in the middle of the Dalmatian archipelago, remained ” beautifully untouched, but still the home to a lively fishing community and functional vineyards and olive groves” .

The article says that the people of Split often flee to the island of Šolta in the summer, and gives as an example the Roman emperor Diocletian, “whose palace from the 4th century, in the heart of Split, is one of the most important historic buildings in the city “and who often went fishing in the bay Nečujam on the island of Šolta, where he also built a spa. As the most beautiful place on the island, the journalist singled out Maslinica, located in “one of the most protected bays on the Adriatic coast”.

Šolta is ideal for all those looking for a touch of simple island life, concluded the British Telegraph reporter.

Šolta belongs to the group of central Dalmatian islands. It is located between Brač in the east, Hvar in the southeast and the mainland in the northeast. It is an island measuring approximately 52 square kilometers, rich in flora and fauna.

It has been inhabited since prehistoric times, and was first mentioned in the fourth century BC under the name Olyntha. The island is full of remains of buildings from the ancient and early Christian times, but aside from the rich historical and cultural heritage, Šolta offers tourists a lot more. The island is an ideal destination for lovers of long walks and bike rides through beautiful, unspoiled nature. Seafood lovers are recommended a visit to the bays Šešule and Maslinici, where they can enjoy the most beautiful of sunsets. Good wine and olive oil can be found along the entire island, the best accommodation is offered in Nečujam, and tennis courts in Stomorska.

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