In Latin it would be Vallis surda, meaning `deaf bay`, those are the words describing the bay where Nečujam spread its houses, streets, churches and squares. It is a small village on the island Šolta, 9 nautical miles away from Split. Picturesque bay seems to attenuate all the sounds, but those of the sea and the wind trapped in pine tree umbrellas, upon tiny coves threaded over the north coast of Šolta. Building private holiday houses with modern apartments, often for rent, turned impressive firth to desirable tourist destination.
With the population of 80 people, Nečujam is the youngest settlement on the island. The bay itself was fish breeding site in the time of Roman imperator Diocletian. The remains of the stone walls merging breeding site are still there, along with the findings of Roman palace and necropolis in bays Piškera and Supetar. The last one keeps the remains of Gothic church from 15th century also. A curiosity about Nečujam is that it is a spot where few great Croatian literary masterpieces were written; Marko Marulić and Petar Hektorović, writers from 15th and 16th century, used to seek for inspiration in comfortable science of Nečujam`s bays. The house they lived and created is still there.
Today, Nečujam has all the infrastructure necessary for perfect vacation; restaurants, bars, post office, exchange office, sports terrains, disco-bar. Nečujam`s beach is the biggest on the island and well maintained. Whilst in time of Marulić, Nečujam was seven hours of paddling away, today it can be reached for about 15 minutes with a fast boat from Split.