Welcome to Martinis Marchi Hotel & Restaurant located in a historic castle in Maslinica on the island of Šolta’s west coast.

It is a place which vividly evokes visions of sparkling teal waters and a landscape dotted with olive trees. Today, after three centuries of tumultuous history, the Martinis Marchi castle welcomes you into its chambers that echo with the soft whisper of times gone by. The staff of the castle wishes you a pleasant stay.

7 LUXURY SUITES

At the Martinis Marchi castle the comfort of our guests is our priority. After all, we offer just seven suites in a castle covering an area of 1500 square metres! Here every room has its story and its history, as well as a breath-taking view.

Every piece of furniture has been chosen with care. Beds, wardrobes, tables and chairs have been carefully selected in European cities like London, Vienna, Venice, Paris, Zagreb and then meticulously restored, just like each detail of the castle itself.

All the rooms have been named after historical figures who were connected to the castle or to its builder Ivan Petar Marchi. However, our service will not take you back three centuries. You can enjoy the modern comforts of a heated pool, terrace, sauna and steam bath, a sun terrace and a garden. All rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with LCD television and a satellite receiver, minibar, safe and telephone.

RESERVE YOUR STAY

Wellnes

Begin your day with a relaxing swim in our heated pool. Choose from our selection of massages, face and body treatments, manicure and pedicure. You can also enjoy complimentary access to our sauna and Hammam. Finally relax on our pool terrace with fresh fruit or afternoon tea, our restaurant service is at your disposal.

To reserve a treatment at your preferred time, please contact in advance via telephone on +385 21 572768 or via email at info@martinis-marchi.com. All reservations are subject to availability.

Please inform us in advance if you have any medical issue or allergies.

Pool & garden area

Breath of mediterranean herbs

A fabulous heated outdoor pool, located in a central private courtyard and a sauna and ham-mam complete with relaxation area. This is the ideal location for those seeking a Croatia holiday with total privacy away from any publicity. Behind the hotel there is a Gardern with 5000 m2.

Taste of mediteran

In our restaurant we serve you culinary specialties prepared naturally and with love, as well as top quality wines. At Martinis-Marchi restaurant, we strive to unite the individual creativity of our chefs with the traditional Dalmatian cuisine to create culinary highlights for you on every visit.

All ingredients used in our kitchen are selected for their freshness and quality. We focus on local and regional products which are prepared with great care to offer maximum flavor. Every dish should be a small work of art on its own, but hopefully can be further enriched for you by combining it with a glass of one of our excellent wines. Here you can find some of our menu specialties.

Wine cellar

The large wine cellar, transformed into part of the restaurant, is a reminder of the castle’s historic past. The refined ambience of the restaurant is extremely suitable for private and business celebrations.

Marina

A new marina has been built near the luxurious Martinis Marchi Heritage Hotel & Restaurant. Inside there are 50 berths covered with marble, equipped with moorings, electricity and water. New waterfront offers a safe place for yachts measuring up to 35m, and even longer on the outer side of the breakwater.

An amphitheatre with 500 seats is built in the style of ancient Greek theatres. Marinis Marchi Marina is the second place winner of International Cemex Builder Award for the Best Infrastructure and Urbanism 2012.

Martinis Marchi castle

In 1703, the three Marchi brothers got permission from the Venetian authorities to build a tower, a village and a church above the bay of Maslinica.

At the time, pirate attacks were becoming frequent and, with considerable efforts of the colonists, two years later a castle was erected together with defence walls and a prominent tower as the last point of defence…

After the Morean War, at the end of the 17th century, brothers Ivan Petar, Juraj and Ivan Marchi submitted their plan for the colonisation and defense of the western bays of Šolta.to the Republic of Venice. They sent a request to Governor Alvis Mocenigo III to build a tower in the bay of Maslinica on Šolta, surrounded by a village with a church.

The Venetian authorities approval the colonisation of the remote bays because the new settlers farmed and cultivated the neglected land and, in case of pirate attacks, they defended the port and the inland areas of the island. By a decree issued on August 25 in 1703, Venice gave its permission for the construction of the tower, village and a church and allotted 200 acres of land.

Not many inhabitants were capable of work because grown men were recruited to the army or worked as oarsmen on the galleys. Therefore, the rugged land was mostly cultivated by women, children and the elderly. The depopulation of Šolta, the exposure to pirate attacks and the vicinity of the Turkish border near Split have all contributed planned colonisation. The Marchi brothers brought people from the continental parts of the region like Dalmatinska Zagora, Zaostrog and Prugovo.

The beginning of the Marchi family constructions goes back to 1706 when they built the votive chapel above the bay of Maslinica in memory of their grandfather Nikola, dedicating it to St Nicholas, the protector of sailors. The chapel was built on a strategically prominent position which had always served for observation and control of the ships passing in the channel and in the nearby bays. A path from the church leads down to the castle in the bay.

The castle was constructed two years after the chapel of St Nicholas. The castle was conceived as a military fort with a spacious inside yard and a prominent tower at the back, as its last point of defence. On the castle’s façade above the main entrance, there is a plaque with an inscription in Latin which commemorates the construction of the castle and presents the Marchi brothers as benefactors and founders of the first village in the port. More

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