Island of Brac
The island of Brac is the third largest Croatian island, as well as the largest Dalmatian island. It is 40km long and 12km wide. It belongs to the group of Central Dalmatian islands. The island is known for the Brac stone which was used to build numerous famous buildings in the world, as well as for its attractive tourist destinations. Some of the more popular destinations on the island are, Mirca, Sutivan, Ložišća, Milna, Draćevica, Postira, Bol, Pučišća, Selca, Povlja, Sumartin…
One of the most popular resorts on the island is Bol, a town which was pronounced the overall champion of the Croatian tourism. Bol is the oldest coastal resort on the island, located in the central part of the south side of Brac. Bol is a famous surfing center which offers numerous other sport activities. Bol has a long nightlife tradition; everyone can find something to their liking, regardless of the age. The most popular clubs in Bol are “Varadero”, “Aquarius” and “Bolero”.
Supetar is another well-known destination on the island, famous for its beautiful beaches. Supetar hides numerous coves in which you can bathe, practice sports or simply enjoy the pleasant sun, away from the town crowd. During the summer, Supetar hosts countless manifestations, exhibitions and performances, thus fulfilling your nightlife. You can experience different adventures which will be the main reason you will want to come back to the island. You can take hiking tours to Dragonja cave or Blaca desert, go for a walk through the ancient quarry under Skripa, windsurfing in the canal near the beach Zlatni Rat, bathing on extraordinary beaches and numerous other adventures. Zlatni Rat, one of the most beautiful beacheson the Adriatic is located on the island of Brac, in the town of Bol. It is a sandy beach which stretches for half a kilometer into the sea, creating one of the biggest attractions on the Adriatic. The peak of the beach changes direction depending on the sea currents and tides.
You can reach Brac with a ferry which transports cars from Split (to Supetar) or with a speedboat to Milna and Bol. You can reach Sumartin from Makarska by a ferry which transports cars, as well. The above mentioned connections travel on a daily basis.
Supetar is a small town on the island of Brac, as well as its center. This town astonishes with its simplicity and beauty. The majority of ferries and speed boats that connect Brac to the mainland docks in Supetar. It is an ideal destination for all those who wish to enjoy a rich cultural heritage and natural beauties. It has been a favorite vacation destination for a long time because of its beautiful and long sandy beaches, surrounded by pine tree forest. The beaches in Supetar are rocky, pebble and some contain sandy parts. Historical monuments fans can visit the parish of Mary’s Annunciation and Leroj (clock tower) and the church museum, St. Viktor’s sculpture (at the entrance to the church museum), Mother Theresa’s sculpture( at the entrance to the church courtyard), early Christian mosaics from the 6th century (located close to the church),neo- byzantine mausoleum of family Petrinovic and the Ivan Rendic gallery. On the island of Brac you can visit the Blaca desert, Vidova gora, Zlatni rat, Museum of the island of Brac in Skrip, Stonemasonry School in Pucisca and countless other natural beauties and historical sites. Sports and active vacation lovers can enjoy almost all water sports such as diving, swimming, paragliding, water skiing and similar, as well as have fun on the dry land by cycling, hiking, playing tennis, soccer, basketball, beach volleyball and numerous other activities. If you are a gastronomy enthusiast and are willing to savor the specialties of the island of Brac as well as the Dalmatian cuisine, visit countless restaurants and taverns at your disposal.
Here are some useful tips for your travel to Brac island and Croatia. The easiest way to Brac depends on your means of transport, and direction you are coming from.
Generally, if you travel by car, bus or train, you need to reach Split or Makarska in central Dalmatia, where you can take a ferry to Brac or catamaran to Brac (from Split). Info: www.jadrolinija.hr