Island is located in the group of islands in the central Dalmaci; its highest point is Vela Straza (211). Between Šolta and inland is canal Split and between Brac and Šolta is narrow strait Splitska vrata. In the west part of inland leis fertile karsts platform. At the coast are bays with natural beaches. Ferry port’s are located at villages Rogac, Necujam, Stomorska. The first information about island are from 4th century B.C. as Olyntha. Romans called it Solento, but the name Šolta is from 14 th century. The archeological finds are from different historic epochs.
The biggest bays at the north coast are Rogac and Necujam
Grohote – the oldest and biggest village at island and it is economical and administrative centre. It is located about 1km from village Rogac. Near parish church is located at the base of basilica from 6th or 7th century. The protecting tower from 17th century stays in the middle of village.