ROGAC, SOLTA ISLAND - LOCAL AND TOURIST INFORMATION

Rogac

Rogac is the small town on the north side of the island of Solta, where the Split car ferry and the catamaran arrive and yellow buses wait for you to take you to whatever your destination is on Solta. So it is all hustle and bustle around the port, beaches and the few cafes and restaurants. Nights are low key and peaceful, but trips to the charming towns of villages and rural honey farms will make your stay there very enjoyable.


Maslinica

Maslinica means "where the olives are". It is a very a charming seaside village on the island of Solta, just a short hop from Split on a ferry (1 hour or 15 min) or private boat. It is quite undiscovered but sophisticated; go there before crowds arrive. Traditionally the place where people fished and grew their vines and olives, but now it has select villas, authentic cottages and a sprinkling of restaurants and cafes. Maslinica is a home to a beautifully restored old castle, now a luxury hotel Martinis Marchi with a good restaurant, next to a new 35 berth marina. (book with Croatian Villa Holidays).


Snorkelling, swimming, sailing and scuba diving are the water sports and you can also rent scooters and bikes to visit lovely beaches and villages. The place has stunning sunsets as it is on the west side of the island. Guided tours can be arranged to the honey farm where honey is made from local aromatic herbs, such as rosemary, sage and lavender. On the toor to the olive groves you can enjoy a local lunch based on healthy Mediterranean diet. We can also provide private boat trips and excursions around Solta, Brac and Hvar islands.


Getting there

The car ferry from Split comes to Rogac, and you have a 7km ride to Maslinica. A yellow bus takes you there in 15 min or take a taxi.


Split

Split, the main port for travel to the Adriatic islands, is also home to the Diocletian Palace, built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian at the end of the third century AD. The Palace forms the core of the old town and has been adapted and remodelled throughout the ages so that it displays a breath-taking mix of architecture from the Roman through to the later Venetian period.


Split waterfront
Split waterfront

Louise Reddon writing in The Daily Telegraph captured the atmosphere of Split perfectly: When Emperor Diocletian was considering retirement from governing the Roman Empire, he shopped around, found no decent rest homes and decided to build his own. And so Split was born. This magnificent walled city palace was built to Diocletian's exacting standards, and today retains enough original charms to attract visitors by the thousands. Amid the remnants of his grand residences, there is a pleasingly workaday town. Pavement cafès, cosy bars and plenty of shops mix with two lively markets and chic apartments built from the very barracks where Diocletian's soldiers once lived. Visit this 1700-year-old living museum during Split‘s Summer Festival in which cultural events are often staged in the open air. Drinking cocktails with the posing parade along the ritzy palm-lined ‘Riva‘ promenade. Afterwards, head to house-music haunt, Caffe Bar Fluid, and sit outside on steps that lead to the little-known second tier of the palace. Bacvice beach, a 15-minute stroll east, has buzzy nightclubs.


Trogir and Ciovo

Walking through the magical streets of Trogir is a wonderful experience. It is an ancient town, laid down according to classical architectural rules from Greek and Roman times. Trogir is a UNESCO world heritage site and regarded as the best preserved Romanesque-Gothic town in Central Europe. In the middle age period Renaissance palaces and houses were built by the Venetian rulers of this area, and they are still there. As you walk through beautiful narrow cobbled streets you can glimpse medieval churches with stone carved doorways, shaded piazzas, Juliet balconies, arched medieval windows with exquisite carved pillars and rosettes. The towns fortifications were established in the 13th and 14th centuries and the principal forts on the seaward side of the town still stand.


Trogir from the air
Trogir from the air
Courtyard in Trogir
Courtyard in Trogir
Trogir waterfront at night
Trogir waterfront at night

Today Trogir is a lively tourist destination. Restaurants, simple and sophisticated, cafes and bars are located along a splendid harbour front that is busy day and night as well as in the quiet alleyways and narrow passages of the old town. The waterfront is a constant source of activity with sailing and motor yachts that are cruising the Adriatic passing through.


Trogir
Trogir

The old town is linked by a small bridge to the island of Ciovo. Ciovo offers the best swimming with, excellent beaches, some very busy, and some wild and deserted. The most popular is Saldun Bay overlooking the Trogir marina. The beach has cafes and restaurants, water sports and diving. Another good beach is Mavarscica, a pebbly bay lined with pine trees. On two small nearby islands, Drvenik Veli and Drvenik Mali, which are easily reached by a boat you can enjoy peaceful sandy beaches.


Trogir
Trogir
Trogir
Trogir

Our Villas in Rogac


Island Gem
Island Gem A fully air-conditioned, 3 bedroom, 2 sitting room villa arranged as 2 apartments, garden, whirlpool, balconies, terraces. BBQ, WiFi, sea views. Sea 190 meters.


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