Fun things to do in Rogac (Island of Solta)

Rogac Split Jadrolinija The cheapest way to get to Solta is by taking a ferry from Split to Rogac. The Split-Rogac ferry takes 1 hour and costs 25 kunas (3,50 euros) each way. Rogac Marina Croatia The main port on Solta Island is in Rogac. This is where all the boats are anchored and the […] The post Fun things to do in Rogac (Island of Solta) appeared first on Breath Taking Travels.

Fun things to do in Rogac (Island of Solta)

Rogac Split Jadrolinija

The cheapest way to get to Solta is by taking a ferry from Split to Rogac. The Split-Rogac ferry takes 1 hour and costs 25 kunas (3,50 euros) each way.

Rogac Marina Croatia

rogac marina solta island

The main port on Solta Island is in Rogac. This is where all the boats are anchored and the ferry drops off. The Marina is very peaceful and there is not a lot of commotion even during the summer months. The water in the Rogac Marina is very clean. There are a couple restaurants located in the Rogac Marina.

Fun things to do in Rogac (Island of Solta)

Rogac Beaches

As someone who loves to swim and sit out and sunbathe, I always try to find the best beach when I get to a new destination. Rogac has a couple beaches, but my personal favorite is Kasjun beach/cove.

Kasjun Beach Solta Island

kasjun beach solta island

Off the beaten path is an understatement. In fact, the road that leads to Kasjun beach in Rogac is not even on google maps. However, it is very easy to reach Kasjun beach from Rogac Port. If you are at the port, simply follow the highway the goes north along the coast. You should put in Kasjun beach in google maps just to make sure you are going the right direction. Just before you reach the city limits of Rogac, on your right you will see a dirt road heading down to the beach (pictured below). You should reach Kasjun beach in 5 minutes.

how to get to kasjun beach solta

Kasjun is my favorite beach because it is completely isolated. The view of the Adriatic is spectacular and you will likely have the beach all to yourself. The water is also crystal clear, making it the perfect sport for swimming and snorkeling.

best beaches on solta island

Walk to Grohote

grohote solta

Grohote is an absolute must if you are visiting Solta. Grohote also has the closest grocery store and bakery to the Rogac port. Grohote has a fascinating history, and there are historical signs and plaques  along the old town that help explain Solta’s rich history.

rainbow solta island

Brief History of Grohote and Solta

Most historian believe Solta was first inhabited in around 400 BC by greeks. After the Greeks, the romans took control of the island and built a lot of infrastructure. Some of the remains from the Romans can still be found on Solta today, including tombstones, stonework, and pottery. Historically, inhabitants on Solta island were typically fishermen and farmers. To this day, Solta cultivates some of the best olive oil and wine in all of Croatia.

In the 19th and 20th century, Solta was home to a flourishing Church community. Most men on the island were a part of the Parish’s “Fraternity,” that put on cultural events on the island.Unfortunately, the island of Solta was heavily damaged by bombings during the 2nd world war.

Luckily, man of the buildings survived the bombings and are still standing today. This includes St. Stjepans Catholic Church. There are also many other beautiful buildings in Grohote that are pictured below.

St. Stjepans Church Solta

st. stjepan church solta island grohote

Eat Dinner at Konoba, Solta Island

konoba solta island

Konoba Momcin Dvor is located directly in the heart of the Grohote city center. The food is incredible and the eating area is very homey and authentic.

grohote restaurant

More pictures of Rogac Solta Island

sailing solta island

Map of Solta Island

Here is a map of Solta Island, Croatia
Map of solta island croatia

If you find yourself in Split looking for something fun to do, I highly recommend checking out the Island of Solta. Whether it is just for the day or overnight, you are sure to enjoy the rich history and fantastic views on the island. Solta Island is the perfect getaway spot from all the crowds in Split. Additionally, the locals on the island are very welcoming and friendly to tourists.

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