Located on the southwest from Split, the Šolta island is first mentioned in the 4th century B.C., as Olynthia.
Next to the island, there is 7 small islands, one of them called Stipanska holding remains of the old christian church thom the 5th century A.D., that together with the fact that all villages have medieval churches, makes Šolta one of the valuable localities of historic and cultural heritage. Furthermore, emperor Diocletian of the Roman age, residing in it’s palace in Split, has had his fisheries in the bay of Necujam – the remains of the fisheries are buried underwater. Nečujam is also the place where croatian 16th century poet and writer, Marko Marulić, the father of croatian literature was living during the time when he was writing some of his most important work.
From the ancient times to today , pepople of the island were working in olive gardens, vineyard and were fishing. Olive oil porduction is very important for the island and it is known that olive oil from Sola has an exceptional quality and a very good aroma – make sure not to miss tasting it in some of the konobas on the island with plain bug great-tasting fish dishes offered.