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Covering the area of about 58 km2 Šolta is medium-sized Adriatic island which belongs to central Dalmatian archipelago. It is less than ten nautical miles from the mainland and two important coastal cities, famous tourist spots of Trogir and Split, and located west of much larger island of Brač, from which it is separated by Split Gates (Splitska vrata), quite narrow strait with intense marine traffic, especially during summer season.
Vicinity of mainland and two large cities, together with inevitable position en route of summer sailors, make Šolta a very popular holiday destination. Large part of this credit also goes to the beauty of the island, whose accessibility and authenticity, along with numerous scenic coves and pebble beaches, attract a great number of boaters as well. All the visitors are warmly welcomed with local products such as first-class olive oil, fine wine and brandy, Mediterranean fruit and natural honey.
Grohote, Gornje Selo, Srednje Selo and Donje Selo are four main settlements which have unusual inland location, but there are also four larger villages on the north coast: Rogač, Nečujam, Stomorska and Maslinica. While former two are located in well-protected vast natural harbours and offer mostly safe anchorage or berths, Stomorska and Maslinica represent lovely picturesque fishing villages with typical Mediterranean relaxing atmosphere.
In Maslinica, at the westernmost part of the island, there is also a small but modern marina with 50 berths, which is part of a luxury boutique-hotel situated in impressive Martinis-Marchi castle overlooking the bay. Less than one nautical mile to the south is Šešula, first of numerous enchanting coves on the southern coast. Mostly uninhabited, these magical anchorages such as Tatinja, Jorja, Senjska, Stračinska, Travna or Livka offer to boaters their own private tranquil shelter.