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Experience of Dalmatia through its traditions

Early autumn in Dalmatia is sunny and warm, perfect for spending time outdoors. Traditionally this is a time when everyone in Dalmatia lives for  olive harvest.

Have you already tried your hands at traditional olive harvest? SOLIVA DAYS in Solaris are designed just for you if you want to experience this authentic Dalmatian story!

The olive harvest experience is interesting and enriching. Every visitor can pick olives, enjoy traditional Dalmatian lunch, taste the best local dishes and make their own oil in our Dalmatian ethnic villages during these days. Olive grove in Solaris counts over 2,000 trees , with the surroundings we encourage healthy lifestyle and diet.

Family lunch at Dalmatian recipe is a special experience for our guests. Try local specialties at Dalmatian Ethno Village such as veal baked traditionally under the baking lid , the fritters for dessert, and delicious seasonal treats we prepared for you -olive oil cake and olive ice cream.

Olive oil is important for beauty. It has nourishing and healing effect on the skin, that’s why we made sure that you have the opportunity to enjoy special wellness treatments with olive oil – specifically designed for the occasion. Relax and rejuvenate in an environment that inspires at our Wellness&Spa center.

Join us for in the olive harvest experience – it’s a fun way to learn about tradition and customs. To us in Solaris, olive harvest is an important local story that we want to convey to our children, so we have included the youngest in the tradition of our region during Soliva days 2015. They spent a fun day outdoors playing,  drawing and singing .

Children from the elementary school Matija Gubec from Zagreb picked centuries-old olive trees in Solaris, with a rich brunch, and then together with our hosts in the village they turned it into their own young olive oil and tasted it with hot bread from our bakery fireplace.

School director Linda Zelic was impressed: “Two perfect sunny days  and experience of Dalmatia and its tradition thrilled us all.”

First-hand experience of harvest was interesting to the children  from Catholic primary school in Sibenik as well. In Dalmatian Ethno Village they learned how to get flour in the mill, and then they baked fresh bread in the fireplace. Our lovely hostess in the Village  explained them how to get olive oil. They played in the garden full of vegetables, and then they drew olive trees along the stream.

Soliva days was something new to the kids from the kindergarten “Sunce” from Brodarica near Šibenik.  Solarko, our favorite mascot impressed them most, as they put on a recital about olive tree for him.

Soliva days are without a doubt an incredible experience you’ll want to relive. We invite you to enjoy the real Dalmatian story, exlore magical landscape and try out at olive harvest. Do not miss this unique experience that everyone’s talking about with a huge smile. Check all SOLIVA DAYS options and select a personalized program that fully meets your needs and desires. Have good times, new experiences, and a lot of fun at Soliva days 2016.