Honey and olive oil of Šolta Island

Classic tastes of a Mediterranean paradise

The Central Dalmatian island of Šolta is a 45-minute ferry ride from Split. This island threads carefully on its wondrous nature, rocky coastline and typical Mediterranean villages, but also on traditions deeply embedded in the Croatian gastronomy – olive pressing for oil and honey making. Accompanied by your local guide, discover Šolta in a Land Rover Defender to meet locals with families' engaged in its traditions for centuries!

Mr. Kaštelanac will welcome you at the Olynthia Olive Oil Mill in Gornje Selo, to show you around his family mill and olive groves. Known for their efforts to safeguard the old ways of olive growing and harvesting, the family mainly grows native Croatian sorts, such as Oblica or Šoltanka. Some of their trees are over a 1,000 years old! Sample different olive oils, including flavoured ones like rosemary or lemon. Come to understand the difference between traditional and modern approaches, as well as all the hard work that goes into working the barren karst of Dalmatian islands.
After Olynthia, it’s time for bees and honey with the third generation bee-keepers of the Tvrdić family. Learn about the process of honey-making and taste several different varieties of this home made specialty. Choose between a visit to the bee hives or making your own honey! Following a lovely, homemade lunch and some local wines, enjoy the rest of your time on Šolta swimming in one of its bays or sipping espresso in one of the seaside villages. 

Details

Food theme: Olive oil and honey tasting

Tour style: Olive oil and honey tasting tour of Šolta Island

Time: AM or PM

Duration: cc 5 hours

Children friendly: Yes

What to bring: Walking shoes, camera, towel in the summer months

Location: Šolta Island

Included:

Ferry tickets, all transfers, olive oil tasting, honey tasting and honey making presentation, lunch with wine

For your inquiries and reservations, please contact us at [email protected]

Available options:

Available as a bike tour as well. It is also possible to include it with a sailing itinerary.