Brač is the biggest island in Croatia’s Central Dalmatia region, with sleepy fishing villages untouched by time, medieval churches, beautiful beaches, crystal blue sea, and authentic Mediterranean cuisine.
The most exciting place on the island of Brač is… Zlatni rat. The viewing point and the best asset of the island is the Zlatni rat beach in the town of Bol. Its specific shape is what makes Brač recognizable on the posters around the world. On one side of the beach you can jump into the strong waves, and on the other, you can swim in the calm water. Crystal turquoise sea, windsurfers, waves, beach bars and a view to infinity is what makes this beach amazing.
The best place to relax is… Milna – a sleepy fishing town with stone houses. It is located in the bay, the perfect place to hide your sailboat from the windy open sea. Milna is a very calm place. Sometimes it seems that time stopped many years ago. There is not a lot of beautiful beaches around, but it’s a perfect place to relax, read a book and recharge your batteries.
The best place to party is… the town of Bol. Bol is a very vivid town with a lot of bars and nightclubs.
The hidden beach you shouldn’t miss is… located in the village Murvica, just a few kilometers away from Bol. It is small but very beautiful sandy beach.
The best place to eat is… at Terasa Ciccio. At the end of Murvica, there is a macadam road that will lead you to the restaurant Ciccio (approx.5km drive). The road is quite bad, but it is worth the drive to get there. The restaurant is nothing fancy, very ordinary, but it offers great food. Their specialty is perfectly prepared fresh fish from the Adriatic Sea.
The best place to have a coffee is… in the town of Pučišća. Just pick one bar by the sea and have a coffee in this authentic Mediterranean town.
Another beach you shouldn’t miss is… Lovrečina’s sandy beach, located between Postira and Pučišća. The bay is also a familiar archeological site which dates back to the 5th century.
The best place for family vacation is… Supetar – the cultural and economic center of the island. The town is connected with ferry lines from Split, so if you’re not coming by car, Supetar is the best place to stay. During the summer there is a lot of cultural events and programmes for children.
The island is most famous for… its pristine white stone which has been mined since ancient times. This high-quality stone was used in the construction of Diocletian’s Palace in Split, as with many other historic sites around the world. The most familiar is the White House in Washington DC. In Brač you can even buy stone souvenirs.
The best place to visit inland on the island is… Ložišća – a village located only two kilometers from the sea which is famous for its church and its magnificent turret that rises above the village. Villages inland on the island are practically deserted.
Lovely days… is a name of Video Days Festival in Bol. It has been held every year in the summertime. So if you’ll have a chance take a look at it.
How to get there?
There are ferry lines from Split to Supetar and a speedboat to Milna. Even though towns and villages are very well connected with bus lines, while in Brač is very useful to have a car to explore all the hidden beaches buses won’t take you to. Brač also has a small airport.