Brac an island of contrast, thick forests and olive groves A- A A+

bracBrač is the third largest island in the Croatia. With about 2600 sunny hours per year, it is among the sunniest regions of Croatia. Its name originates from the old Illyrian word brentos (deer). This is an island of contrasts, thick forests and olive groves, fashionable places (Bol) and meditative solitary oases (Blaca desert). The island of Brač is abundant in high-quality stone that has been used for the construction of famous buildings like the Diocletian Palace in Split or the White House in Washington.

Accommodation: hotels, apartments, rooms in private households, campsites, and the ACI marina in Milna.

Natural sights

Brač channel, Hvar channel, St. Vid mountain, Draž hill, numerous caves (Vela cave, cave Kopačina, Dragon`s cave), the famous beach Zlatni rat (Golden cape) in Bol.

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Heritage, Wine, Food

The Blaca desert, castle of Ciprijan Žuvetić, the renaissance palace and the Cerinić castle. The town of Bol is very rich in cultural-historical heritage: the gothic castle Uzgat from the 15th century, a castle from the 17th century, a baroque church of the Lady of Mt. Carmel, painting of the Lady of Mercy.

The gastronomic delicacies recommended by the people of Brač include lamb, macaroni from Brač, pašticada (Dalmatian dish) and squid brodetto with varenik (vincotto - a sweet dense grape must traditionally added to many dishes).

Entertainment, Recreation, Excursions

Summer in Supetar, Summer in Sutivan, Summer in Bol, Milna Cultural Summer, Selca Cultural Summer, Cultural summer in Pučišće, Cultural summer in Postira, Brač summer music festival, Festival of grapes and wine, numerous fishermen`s festivities.

Organised excursions are available across the island and by ferry to inland – the nearby Split.

From recreational activities it is possible to explore numerous wine roads and enjoy in almost all water sports (especially jet-ski, sailing and diving), golf, tennis, cycling, etc.

 

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