One of Dalmatia’s lesser visited islands is praise by CNN.
“Little-known compared to nearby Dalmatian islands like Korčula and Hvar – which has been enjoying a tourist boom since Beyonce and Jay-Z visited in 2011 – the Croatian island of Šolta has a similar look: orange-tile-roofed stone houses, the crystal-clear turquoise Adriatic Sea and pebble beaches.” This is how CNN describes the jewel of the Adriatic coast, which it has selected among the five incredible islands to escape from the reality that its viewers probably have not considered until now, reports Jutarnji List on September 15, 2015.
“On this peaceful pine-covered island with 24 bays and 1,400 people, visitors can taste local red wine, olive oil, tapenade and anchovies at the family-run Agroturizam Kaštelanac. To feast on grilled fish, seafood risotto and platters of prosciutto head for Konoba Nevera in Stomorska, a tiny fishing village. The studio of painter Vicko Buktenica, a man obsessed with local rural landscapes and donkeys, is also worth a visit”, says CNN.
Šolta’s only hotel is the luxury Martinis Marchi, set in a seaside 18th-century castle, but inexpensive B&Bs and apartments are available. Šolta can be reached in 25 minutes by catamaran or in 45 minutes by ferry ride from Split, the biggest town in Dalmatia, advises CNN.
In addition to Šolta, CNN has selected the Portuguese Azores, the island of Lummi in the United States, the island of Sark in the Channel Islands, and Spitsbergen in Norway.