Island Brač

brac-mapBrač is an island in the Adriatic Sea within Croatia, with an area of 396 km², making it the largest island in Dalmatia, and the third largest in the Adriatic. Its tallest peak, "Vidova gora" stands at 778 m, making it the highest island point in the Adriatic. The island Brač has a population of 14,436 living in numerous settlements, ranging from the main town Supetar, with more than 3,300 inhabitants, to Murvica, with less than 20 inhabitants. Airport "Bol" on island Brač is the largest airport of all islands surrounding Split. The economy of Brač is based mostly on tourism, but fishing and agriculture (especially wine and olives) are very important too, as is its precious white stone which was used in building Diocletian's Palace in Split and the Canadian National Vimy Memorial. Historically, Brač was famous for goats, sheep, excellent cheese, wine and olive oil.


Bol - island Brac Bol is only 15 km away from the international tourist and sports airport "Brač“ and is excellently connected with catamarans to the coast, but also with a ferry line Split- Supetar. When you arrive to Supetar, embark on a beautiful cross-island journey to Bol, and make a few stopovers in Nerežišća, Pučišća or Gornji Humac, or climb to Vidova gora, the highest peak on the island from which a magnificent view spreads over the beautiful Bol and Brač landscape and the beach Zlatni Rat, one of the most famous beaches on the Adriatic. The sites on the island are amazing; you wouldn’t want to miss any of them.


Milna - Island Brac Milna is located on the western part of the island Brač, 18 kilometers from Supetar. It is famous by its marvelous bay, in which the ships of the emperor Diocletian have found a secure harbor in the time of the building of his palace in Split. You can reach Milna from Split via direct catamaran line or go to Supetar and then take a bus and enjoy the beautiful ride across the island Brač and on your way, be sure to visit Sutivan and Bobovišća and the secluded coves and beaches that stretch along the side of the island. Visit this little town built in the true Mediterranean style and enjoy your vacation on island Brač.


Mirca - Island Brac Mirca is a small village situated 3 kilometers west of Supetar on the northern coast of the island Brač. Due to the vicinity of Supetar and the main port, you can get to Mirca by a bicycle ride along the coast of the island, on one side you'll see a bundle of olive groves and pine trees and on the other side will be the beautiful, blue, Adriatic Sea. Enjoy the drive to Mirca from Supetar and soak up the hypnotic scents of the Mediterranean herbs, pine trees and the divine Adriatic.


Postira - Island Brac Postira is a little Mediterranean town located on the northern side of the island Brač, 8 kilometers from Supetar and on the half way between Pučišća and Splitska. Postira has many ancient remains among them is a basilica in Lovrečina, a bay, 4 km away from the center of Postira, with clear water springs and a very beautiful sandy beach which is accessible both by land or by sea. Take a ferry from Split and once you arrive to Supetar, be sure to visit Splitska on your way to Postira. Island Brač really has a lot to offer, so make sure you plan your summer vacation accordingly.


Dol - Island BracDol is a small village situated only 2 km south of Postira, located at the top of the fertile valley that stretches from the coastline. Dol is famous for its tradition of old style building houses on island Brac, with roofs covered with stone slabs. Dol has only about 200 inhabitants engaged in agriculture and animal husbandry. In Dol there is a tradition of church singing, which is older than 400 years. The settlement was first mentioned in the 14th century, but its roots are deeper in the past, which is testified with old Croatian churches in the surrounding hills. The most famous is St. Michael's church. The church of St.Peter's church is on the hill above the village, with a small steeple with the oldest bell on the island Brac.


Supetar - Island Brac Supetar is situated on the north side of the island of Brač, in the bay of St. Peter by which it got its name; it is now one of the main tourist resorts in Dalmatia. Supetar ferry line connects the island Brač to the mainland, to Split city, the administrative, cultural and transport centre of Dalmatia. Supetar, as the main city on the island, is well-connected with the rest of the island and the buses drive more than few times a day all over the island. Trips to nearby islands of Hvar and Vis are organized on a daily basis from Supetar. Due to the excellent transport links with the nearby Split, visitors can explore the rich and glorious history of the Dalmatian towns nearby, such as Trogir, Solin, Omiš, Šibenik, or visiting some of the natural heritage of Dalmatia, as well as the Cetina river, mountain Biokovo and river Krka.


Sumartin - Island Brac Sumartin is the youngest coastal village on the eastern part of Brač. The ferry-port in Sumartin connects a part of the island with the land, with the city Makarska. Situated on the regional road running along the island, it is the best starting point for a cross-island tour. You can visit Bol, then go to Pučišća, continue to Postira and Splitska and end the tour in Supetar which is around 40 km away from Sumartin. It will be the perfect summer vacation on one of the best Dalmatian islands. Explore the beautiful villages and their surroundings, you’ll be amazed.


Selca - Island Brac Selca is situated on the eastern side of the island Brač in the continental part, around 1 kilometer from the sea at an elevation of 114 meters. The municipality Selca is formed of 3 tourist villages: Selca, Sumartin and Povlja. Selca own the first monument dedicated to the Russian writer Leo Tolstoy. The shortest way to Selca is by ferry from Makarska to Sumartin and then a short drive to your summer destination. With numerous beaches and coves, quality accommodation offer, Selca is the best place for peaceful vacation. Those seeking fun and entertainment can drive 20 km up to the town Bol.


Pucisca - Island Brac Pučišća is a town and a port on the northern coast of the island. The place is famous for its stone-carving tradition; a stone from the nearby quarries was used for the White House in Washington. Pučišća is an ideal place to relax away from the city crowds and enjoy the beautiful nature. There are 2 main roads leading to Pučišća, one is the continental road from Supetar, passing through picturesque Nerežišća and Pražnica; the other is the coastal road from Supetar through Splitska and Postira. Both roads have a great view of the Dalmatian mainland, especially of the towns in Makarska Riviera like Omiš, Lokva Rogoznica and Dugi Rat.


Sutivan - Island Brac Sutivan is a small village on the island Brač, located on the northwest side directly opposite Split. Although it’s only 13 km away from Split, the main port on the island remains Supetar. The world famous Festival of extreme sports "Vanka regule" takes place every year in Sutivan, and the special attraction on the island is the Nature Park Sutivan, an extraordinary site for excursions. When you land in Supetar, drive to the small village Mirca and enjoy in the unspoiled nature, fresh air and a beautiful view of the magnificent Adriatic Sea and the mainland, continue driving to Sutivan. All in all, a 10 minute drive will leave you wanting more.


Splitska - Island Brac Splitska is a town and a small port located on the northern coast of the island, just 7 kilometers from Supetar. In the ancient time, Splitska was a port, from which the stone from the Brač quarries was transported for the construction of the Diocletian's palace in Split. Splitska is connected to Supetar by a bus line on a daily basis, and is accessible by car, bus or a boat. It is a small village ideal for a family vacation on this beautiful island in the Adriatic Sea. The vicinity of the island center, Supetar, provides additional opportunities for excursions around the island and the Dalmatia region; entertainment-wise, the most popular jet-set resort town, Bol, and its world famous beach Zlatni Rat is located only 35 kilometers from Splitska.

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