Brač Island

Hills covered with pine forests, little stone villages situated by the sea shore and limestone karst are synonyms to Brač Island.

Rich history and stunning nature of the island attract each year more and more people from various corners of the world, leaving them with unforgettable impressions and memories. Magic of this place is enclosed in a stone - the Brač stone, used to build Diocletian's Palace in Split, White House, parliament buildings in Budapest and Vienna and many other significant buildings throughout Europe.

 

Places on Brač island especially worth seeing:

Supetar, located in the northern part of Brač, is the biggest town of the island with 4000 inhabitants, its heart and cultural, administrative and touristic centre. You can easily reach Supetar thanks to the well developed ferryboat connections with Split. All around Supetar you will see olive groves, vineyards and a lot of little stony houses, similar to the first houses built by pre- historical man, now used to keep agricultural tools. You will feel the breath of the original Dalmatian way of life and marvellous peace.

Mirca, a beautiful, small village of olive growers, situated about 30 minutes by walking from the centre of Supetar. It will undoubtedly enchant you with its simple rural architecture, characteristic for all small Dalmatian insular villages. Mirca dates back to the 16th century and offers a peaceful and quiet atmosphere, distanced from main touristic places, but close to everything in the same time.

Sutivan is a little, peaceful village in front of Split. The most popular beaches include Likve, Prbuje, Stinive, Stipanske, Male Tihe and the harbour Vicja luka, where everyone can find calm atmosphere. Surrounded by olive-plantations, vineyards and fields of mandarins, Sutivan is a great destination for a family and sports and recreation tourism. Park of nature Sutivan is an extraordinary place on the island, where you can both rest and have fun. In Sutivan you can also find a zoo, bowling, basketball, small football, beach- volleyball, swing, sand for the children facilities and relaxation.

Milna is said to be the most beautiful port on the island of Brač. Located at the western coast of the island, at the bottom of a big cove and protected from strong winds is a haven for people and boats alike. Crystal blue sea, shades found in centennial pine forests, Dalmatian houses built of Brač stone, great diving conditions or traditional restaurants serving delicious and healthy domestic food, like excellent fish or pizza, located in the direct vicinity of the sea – these are just few reasons to come to this lovely Mediterranean town. ACI marina Milna is located in the southeastern part of the Milna cove, contiguous to the town.

Cove Blaca, is situated between Bol and Milna on the eastern slopes of the valley. It was first populated in the 15th century by monks escaping from Turks, who has changed a cave to an impressive stone monastery with a church and a port. Through centuries this small monastery grew into one of cultural and economical canters of the island. With the death of its last keepers in 1962, the hermitage came to an end.

On the western part of the island you can find one of the most beautiful coves. The cove forkes at its end, creating two little creeks to the port of Bobovišća and Vičja Luka. The nearby hills protects Bobovišća from all the winds, and Vičja luka is one of the most significant Croatian places compirising the remains of Illyric-Greek civilizations.

Another very popular berth is Cove Lučice. The most characteristic features are high sea transparency and lush pine forest. You can find there several prongs of oriented in different directions, which makes it a good shield from all winds.

Bol is the oldest town on the island of Brač and one of the most acclaimed tourist destinations on the Adriatic Sea. It is placed in the southern part of the island. It is surrounded by Bolska Kruna range and Vidova Gora - the highest peak of the Adriatic islands. The coastline of Bol is a heaven for relaxation, with its many recesses of peace and comfort. The area is well known from its beautiful beaches, headed by the most famous Zlatni rat, the most delightful beach on the Adriatic. The gravelly cape is a one and only natural phenomenon - covers over 500 meter going into the sea, the shape and angle of the beach continuously moves according to the the waves and currents of the sea.

After visiting the oldest town on Brač you can visit the youngest settlement – Sumartin- fishermen's village in eastern part of the island. The ferry-port in Sumartin connects Brač with Makarska Riviera. The locals work mostly in fields such as farming, viniculture, olive growing, fishing and tourism. The vicinity of the big quarries made the stone the most typical construction material around. It’s been used for the paving of lanes, for the doorways and for the stone seats in the shade of the of trees in the Sumartin yards.

Povlja is located a few km on the east from a Sumartin. This village arose in a cove of the same name. Its residents work with wine-growing, olive-growing and fishing. The settlement is surrounded by numbers of bays (Travna, Smokvica, Ticja luka, Tatinja) with various types of beaches. In the cove Povlja there is a safe port.

Close to Povlja you will find a municipality called Selca, formed of three tourist villages: Selca (Puntinak), Sumartin and Povlja. These three settlements share a rich cultural history and the alluring natural beauty. In Selca, in the park Tolstoj, you can find the first in the world monument to dedicated to russian writer Lav Tolstoj, established in 191.

The biggest town on Brač is Pučišća. The white roofs are creating an unique atmosphere. It is located at the bottom of a deep bay that divides into two smaller bays: Pučiški dolac and Stipanska luka. Pučišća is rich of excellent stones, that led to growth of the town. The work with the stone is one of the most important parts of the life here, which caused formation of a stone-mason school. Other important economy fields are cattle-breeding and agriculture. The surrounding of Pučišća is well known for the production of olive-oil, vine and figs.

Nearby Pučišća there are villages Praznica and Gornji Humac. The one who visit these villages will never forget of the importance of clean and fresh air.

Postira is a little Mediterranean town located on the north of Brač. The town dates back deep into the past, which testify three early Christian places. The most famous among them are the remains of a basilica in Lovrečina, where you also find a source and a gorgeus sandy beach.

Splitska dates back to 13th century, but the nowadays settlement appeared in the 16th century, when Omiš pirates destroyed the earlier settlement. It is located in a quiet bay, 8 km east from Supetar. The name of this settlement follows its past since Splitska was the export port. The stone from the island was used for the construction of Diocletian's summerhouse in Split.

Škrip is the oldest and village on Brač. You can actually feel the history and the spirit of this island. This place emanates with life candor and is a great example of architectural tradition. Škrip is the host of the Island of Brač Museum where you can find a cross-section of history and cultural heritage of the island.