Maslinica is the only settlement located west on the island Šolta. This bay is surrounded by an archipelago of seven islands. On the largest of them, Stipanska, you can find the remains of a church from the 6th century.
The name Maslinica comes from a Croatian variation of the word olive. This place is truly famous for its olive oil production and olive gardens.
The history of Martinis Marchi castle dates back to 1703 When the Marchi brothers got permission from the Venetian authorities to build a tower, a village and a church above the bay Maslinica. During that time, pirate attacks were common and there was a need to build the stronghold. Castle is renovated and today represents a luxury heritage hotel with a specially designed manna.