Solta is an island in Croatia situated in the central Dalmatian archipelago. The economy of the island is based on vineyards, olives, fruit, fishing and tourism. Grohote, Gornje Selo, Srednje Selo, Donje Selo are the main settlements situated inland. Main fishing center is Maslinica which is great shelter for smaller boats. Rogač is the main port. Donja Krusica is a lovely cove on the north coast of island Solta. It is a nice destination for seekers of peaceful vacations. At the end of the cove you can find a nice pebbly beach characterized by perfectly rounded white stones. Emperor Diocletian, a Dalmatian who came to rule the Roman Empire late in the third century AD, initiated fish farming in the coves of island Solta, to help feed the legions who looked after his retirement home, Diocletian’s Palace in Split. By visiting the old villages experience life on a Dalmatian island. Take a time for a day tour to explore the production of local products like olive oil, honey and wine, enjoy unspoiled nature, the wonderful scent of rosemary and lavender and panoramic sea views and relax by swimming in crystal clear sea on nice pebble beaches. Nice tourist attraction is the Olynthia olive-oil mill in Gornje Selo. It is open for visitors and guided tours. Olynthia is the name how the Greeks called the island. During the summer season Tourist community of island Solta organizes a contest for the best decorated and furnished apartment, house lot and a village. The main purpose of this is to stimulate the owners so that the whole island of Solta can welcome its guests as beautiful as possible. Every year the best gets a diploma as a reward, so if you see such a diploma in staying be sure that the owner did his best to welcome you! ROGAC Rogac is the island’s main port located on north side of island Solta. It has been inhabitated since Roman times. From port there is path with much shade leads you around the bay to smaller coves with rocky beaches. If you go up the hill following the small road you will reach Grohote, the island’s administrative center where you can find the fruit and vegetable market, post office, pharmacy, supermarket and the butcher. Each medieval stone house was built from the island’s milky limestone, the stones streaked with seams like melted butter. STOMORSKA Stomorska is gorgeous village situated on the north-east side of the island Solta. Stomorska is famous for its old sailboats and there are about dozen of them. During the summer season there is good sheltered harbor popular for speed boats, sailing boats and yachts. The beaches are situated in the village and around it. Enjoy in walking on the long promenade along the sea. In Stomorska you can find several restaurants, pizza restaurant and wine cellars. If you are tennis lover in Stomorska you can find ground tennis courts with all the facilities. MASLINICA Maslinica is a settlement situated in the bay on the western part of the island of Solta. Maslinica was created in 1703 when an aristocratic family Marchi built a castle with towers for defense, after they got approval from Venetian authorities to build a tower, a village and a church above the bay of Maslinica. The castle is now converted into a very exclusive Martinis Marchi Heritage Hotel & Restaurant. Hotel has its own marina which is one of the nicest in Croatia where new yachts and sailboats arrive every day. With no modern beaches with accompanying contents, Maslinica is very attractive for those tourists who are looking for an absolute peace and quiet during the day and the night. Although in this bay you can find everything you need on holiday, beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters, lovely restaurants with local dishes and café bars. Maslinica is characterized by natural values of a landscape, with the picturesque bay and a pine trees on the south side, and its vicinity with deep, well protected the Sesula cove. Maslinica has archipelago consisted of 7 small islands. Sea around the islands offers ideal conditions for diving, fishing and sailing. All this makes Maslinica a nice place to have a vacation, or for a day or half- day tour to this natural beauty. Especially if you are making a tour with a boat what is the best way to visit this bay and its surroundings. The remains of the old Christian Church together with the Benedictine Monastery dating back to the 5th or 6th century can be found on Stipanska, the largest of the seven islets of Solta.