MASLINICA - ISLAND OF SOLTA
MASLINICA (43° 24'N; 16° 12'E), village (pop. 69 in 1991) and inlet on the W coast of the island of Solta.
Approach: Landmarks include the square masonry tower with a cupola exhibiting white and red light (sectors) on Sv Nikola point, the S extremity at the entrance to the cove; Sv Nikola chapel (St Nicholas, elevation 43 m), the hotel (old castle) at the head of the inlet. When effecting approach from the S care should be taken to avoid Kamicic rock (S of Balkun islet). At night the rock is covered by the red sector of the light on Sv Nikola point. The passages between the Polebrnjak and Saskinja islets and between Saskinja and the coast of Solta are shallow (depth up to 3 m) and passable for yachts of light draught only.
Mooring: The inlet is suitable even for protracted stays, since it offers protection from all winds. A reflected swell may creep into the harbour with westerlies. Smaller yachts can lie alongside the quay, the N part of which is reserved for passenger lines. A good anchorage ground for smaller vessels offering protection from the bora and the sirocco is situated S of the harbour in the adjoining Sesula inlet. Shelter from south-westerlies is to be found along the SE coast of the Balkun islet.
Facilities: Provisions and water in limited supply.
Sights: Tower with loopholes for firearms with adjoining Baroque residence of the Marchi family (1708), now converted into a hotel. On the islet of Stipanska ruins of an Early Christian basilica.