Splitska is a small village situated on the northern side of the island of Brač and is only 7 kilometers far from Supetar. The settlement was founded in the 13th century. In Splitska, in ancient times there was a port from which the stone of Brač was exported . The same stone was used to build the Diocletian Palace in Split. The inhabitants there engaged in farming, olive and vine growing, and in recent years increasingly in tourism. Splitska is perfect place for family holidays and for people who like to enjoy healthy Mediterranean food, wine and a truly vivid atmosphere.
The settlement developed in the 16th century after its founding in the 13th century when it was destroyed by Omiš pirates. We wrote about these notorious guys in the article about Omiš. Feel free to check it out. If you are wondering what happened to that port in Splitkska, well, due to the sinking of soil, the port is now at the bottom of the bay. However, it can still be seen, merely a glimpse of it. Name Splitska could only occur when the Split became a trading center during seventh or eighth century.
Splitska had a rich history and its remains can be found on many places across the Splitska and surrounding area. If you are interested in these you might want to check out the church of the Holy Virgin Mary in Stomorni. It was built on the foundations of an earlier church from the 1228. Altarpiece of the Virgin with saints painted Leadro Bassano in 1577, the Renaissance painter from Venice. In the immediate vicinity of Splitska, in quarries Rasohe even today we can see a relief of Hercules carved into the rock- the work of one of Diocletian's sculptors.
If you are looking for accommodation in Splitska, like most of the tourist you will be renting an apartment in Splitska. However, for all of you looking for villas, there are beautiful holiday villas in Splitska.
In Splitska today the people are involved into farming, viticulture and olive growing. The tourism is developing fast thanks to its beautiful beaches. You can enjoy local food as well as fresh seafood at one of the restaurants in Splitska. Don’t forget to ask for some quality homemade wine as people from Dalmatia are famous for their wine making skills.