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Villa 21793 Croatia, Croatia

Sleeps: 12

Castle of Solta
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A truly Stunning castle that is over 300 years old with 5000m2 garden, was originally built by the Martinis brothers. In the early 18th Century to help protect the split mainland and Islands from pirate attacks. It is a place which vividly evokes visions of teal waters and a landscape dotted with olive trees. The castle can be used as either a 5 o 6 bedroom villa (with or without tower). Super Luxurious suites on four floors in the tower have their own entrance, so the rest can be used separated and exclusive. Every room has its story and its history, as well as breathtaking views.



Three hundred year old stone conceal two saunas, a conference and presentation hall, an extensive lounge with a dining room and a kitchen, a wine cellar, a restaurant, a room for relaxation with a piano, a spacious terrace by the pool, the reception, breakfast terrace and much more. Anything you wish for is a complete pleasure for our staff to provide while you are staying at the Castle. The Complex even has a private heliport for those guests who wish to use it. If you arrive on a private yacht, you can also dock it in the marina directly in front of the castle.



As it sees the sun every day on its way down and bathes in its fiery reflections, the westernmost village of Šolta – Maslinica shows off its beauty. Looking at the Baroque castle surrounded by old stone houses, one can easily imagine its history: the chimes of the alarm bells, the creaking of the oars from the galleys and the thunder of the defence cannons clashing with the roars of the cruel conquerors.



Today, there is much appeal in this peaceful Dalmatian paradise. Your eyes keep wandering from thick pine woods on the south side of the island, across the stone structures and old fishing houses in the harbour, all the way to the archipelago made up of seven islands that emerge from the azure Adriatic, breaking the rays of the western sun.



Šolta - the island of fishermen and laborers



About 1700 years ago, the emperor Diocletian paid a visit to Šolta and, in addition to his palace in Split, decided to build his fishing pond on Šolta. According to a folk legend, the Illyrian queen Teuta also had her castle built in Senjska, one of the many bays of Šolta. They didn’t care about Šolta’s rough terrain. They saw only her virgin nature and enjoyed the life of solitude. The father of the Croatian literature Marko Marulić sensually spoke:



You know I live on an island, not too afar,
Just nineteen kilometers away from the town
And if my friends want to keep me company,
Or wish to savor this
blissful, country peace
One boat will hurriedly, in less than seven hours
Bring them over here, where I dwell alone.



Šolta is an island of fishermen and laborers and olives and vineyards. Today it is an open treasure chest where time has stopped long ago and where memories of an ancient, long forgotten Mediterranean are still preserved. When you walk through the old and narrow stone streets all your senses are filled with this little Dalmatian paradise island. You can see the red tile roofs of the houses where laborers, fishermen and sailors still dry figs in their yards and you can absorb the smell of the local dry wine that comes from the old taverns.



Villages throughout the island are scattered like mischievous children, each with their story and history.


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