apartments NEČUJAM
private accomm.
Martinis Marchi
Hotel MEDENA (Trogir)
Gornje Selo
Srednje Selo
Donje Selo
name trough history
flora and fauna
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.

In the time of French rule in Dalmatia a special commission declared that Šolta’s honey was the best not only in that district but also in the whole Europe.

On the international exhibitions in Tetschen, Bratislava, Steyr and Paris Šolta’s honey wins medals. The most famous honey is the one made of self-grown rosemary.

In the graveyard in Gornje Selo there is a grave with an inscription FOR TRAVELERS. It was made for every unknown traveler who dies on the island.

Donkey (local “tovar”) is one of the most reliable ways of transportation of the island people. People say it is the most stubborn and the laziest animal on the island but on difficult Šolta’s paths it is of a great help. Did you know that old Romans used donkeys as help in building roads? They would let it in front of them knowing that it is so lazy that it would surely find the shortest and the easiest way.
It is also a very interesting story about the highest Venetian officers who would only walk in the middle of the road because of the pride and honor while the common people who were with them would walk only on the edge of the road. On nice and paved town roads it was very pleasant but when they came to Šolta, poor officers got very tired and hurt their feet on the road from one village to another while the village people who were with them were rested. The common people sneered at the poor officers because they didn’t know that the edge of the road was much more comfortable because it was well-trodden by carts while in the middle of the road there were uncomfortable stones and thorny shrubs.