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Island Solta among the six most beautiful European lesser-known islands

Posted by on March 8, 2011

BRITISH RECOMMEND

It seems that the British in our country lately doing better advertising than they do themselves, and the tourist season is not even close to the beginning. The British newspaper Telegraph has included Solta among the six most beautiful lesser-known European island that is worth a visit

Journalist Francesca Syz, which for years has been dealing exclusively with travel and travel features, published in the British newspaper Telegraph list of the six relatively unknown European island that is worth a visit.

Apart from Solta, the list is found small Swedish town of Marstrand , the Greek town of MonemvasiaIsola La Maddalena in Sardinia, Ile de Porquerolles end of the world famous St. Tropez and one of the largest German island, situated in the North Sea, Sylt .

British journalist wrote that partly due of its ruggedness, and partly because of the proximity of Split tourists often choose better-known and more remote islands of Solta, which unfairly neglecting the middle of the Dalmatian archipelago remained ‘intact, but remains home to fishing communities living and functional vineyards and olive groves’.

Syz apparently attempted to investigate the historical background of the island because the text says that Split Solta often used to escape the summer, and he refers the Roman emperor Diocletian, ‘which is the palace from the 4th century in the center of Split, one of the most historic buildings in the city ‘, and who often went fishing in the bay Nečujam where he built and spas.

Further states viz Island villages, as well as the characteristics for which they are known as the most beautiful place on the island mentioned Maslinica ‘in one of the most protected bays on the Adriatic coast. ”

Solta, according to the journalist, ideal for those looking for a simple touch of island life.

Maslinica from the air

V i d e o :     Beautiful Solta on You Tube

Solta

Croatia

Partly because of its ruggedness and partly because of its proximity to Split, which means tourists often overlook it in favour of better-known islands slightly further away, Solta (12 miles by two), in the central Dalmatian archipelago, remains blissfully unspoilt and is still home to a thriving fishing community plus working vineyards and olive groves. Residents of Split have long used Solta as a summer escape, and their weekend houses cover the island. Even the Roman emperor Diocletian, whose fourth-century palace in the centre of Split is now one of the most important historical buildings in the city, used to fish in a small cove within Necujam, the island’s largest bay, where he also owned a thermal spa where he liked to bathe. Today, the traditional way of life is still going strong.

The pretty fishing village of Stomorska is the biggest development on the island and abuzz with cafes and restaurants. The lovely Mediterranean-feeling village of Gornje Selo sits at the foot of the island’s highest peak. On its outskirts you will find the Olynthia olive oil mill where you can pick up rosemary- and garlic-infused olive oil.

The loveliest spot on the island has to be the village of Maslinica on its west coast and in one of the best-protected bays in the Adriatic. It was built in 1703 by the noble Marchi family as a fortification to protect the island’s western bays against pirate attacks, and included a village, tower, church and castle. The castle is home to the six-suite Martinis Marchi, a stylish, classic-contemporary hotel and seafood restaurant, with a glorious outdoor dining terrace. There is also a lovely large pool, a wine cellar and a drawing-room with a piano. There is talk of a glossy, all-singing, all-dancing rotating luxury resort and marina going up on the island some time next year, so now is a great time to go.

Best for
Those looking for a slice of simple island living.

 

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