The island of Brač has something for everyone. It is famous for its Zlatni rat beach situated outside of the town of Bol. The beach is a favorite destination of surfers and all water sports lovers. In the smaller places on the island such as Milna, Supetar or Bobovišće one can easily find peace and quiet in the authentic stone architecture. Visitors who wish to experience the atmosphere of a fisherman village are recommended to visit Positra, a small place near the bay of Lovrečina, an ideal spot for a fish picnic. Brač is famous for high quality stone, which was used for many cultural monuments in Croatia and abroad.
- Geographical position: Middle Dalmatia
- Climate: Mediterranean
- Average summer temperature: 26° C
- Average winter temperature: 7°
Everybody who wishes to feel an genuine atmosphere of a fisherman village should definitely visit Postira.
Postira is a small fisherman village near the bay of Lovrečina where one can organize a fishing picnic. Its favorable position gave Postira a rich background so the local residents are proud of their excellent offer of wines and food. In general, the island of Brač is full of interesting small places we recommend visiting. They hold taverns with excellent wine, cheese and prosciutto. Some of those places are Pučišće, Gornji Humac and Nerežišće.
Many water sport, especially windsurfing, lovers come every summer to test their skills on Zlatni rat beach near the town of Bol. Bol is an ideal destination for all who plan an active and fun holiday. Windsurfers, divers, tennis players, mountaineers... Bol has something to offer to everybody. Surfing season starts already in May with a world competition in freestyle surfing. Divers can explore the sea underworld or learn how to dive in one of many diving centers, mountaineers can test their endurance on Vidova gora, and tennis players have twenty tennis courts at their disposal.to top
Fun and night life
A lot has been written on entertainment and nightlife on the island of Brač. Newspapers and magazines report about crazy summer nights and parties that never seem to stop. The most famous place in this respect is Bol, a trendy destination visited by all who like the principle "to see and to be seen". There are numerous cafes and a large club in Bol where people gather after day spent on the beach or playing sports, most popular of which is windsurfing. The beach Zlatni rat is a famous surfer location, and during the day there is a good atmosphere. In a town called Pučišće, intended for a more quiet type of vacation, during summer months there are manifestations where you can have a good time. The island of Brač i a good choice for all who like a good time, but also for those who search peace and quiet – there is something for everyone.to top
How to get there?
- Ferry lines from Split to Supetar and Bol (more information on www.jadrolinija.hr)
- Ship connections with the islands of Hvar and Korčula
Bol is famous for its beautiful beaches, the most famous of which is "Zlatni rat". This is one of the most beautiful beaches on the Adriatic, and one of the rare beaches formed vertically to the shore. Swimming here is quite an event. There are several smaller bays in the vicinity of village Positra with sandy (Prvlja), pebbled (Mala Lozna and Zastivanje) and rocky beaches surrounded by pine forests. The small and beautiful town of Supetar offers you several pebbled and sandy beaches (ideal for small children) with crystal clear blue sea surrounded by pine forests and everything that is necessary for a pleasant stay, relaxation and fun.to top
What to see?
Interesting fact about this hermitage is that it started as a cave where hermits used to hide before Turk invasions. The cave was separated into several spaces for various purposes - kitchens, sleeping rooms, cellars, ovens etc. Later, true masterpieces were added to it, which were made from the island's white stone, who became ivory colored during the years. Among other things, you can visit the observatory and a library. While you approach this unusual architectural work of art, you will fell like approaching a fairytale castle.
The Dragon's cave and ornaments in it consitute an interesting sight which we highly recommend you to visit. Glagolitic monks inhabited the cave during the 15th century. There are several other caves on the islands (Stipančić, Dutić and Dračeva luka) and they show how such a way of living was usual. The Dragon's cave is full of ornaments showing unusual characters, dragons and mythological beings, which easily evoke worlds of elves and witches.
Postira is a small tourist place situated on the northern side of the island. It has a favorable position and a port, which made Positra a fisherman center. Fertile land in its background provides guests homemade food and excellent wines. There are several smaller bays in the area with sandy (Prvlja), pebbled (Mala Lozna and Zastivanje) and rocky beaches surrounded by pine forests. Visit Dragon's cave situated above Murvica village, which has many carved ornaments representing dragons and other mythological beings.
Vidova gora is the highest mountain on the Adriatic islands. It was named after St. Vid church situated on its top, which is today in a ruinous state. On top of Vidova gora there is a house with a restaurant and stone tables and benches from where you can enjoy the view over other nearby islands of Korčula, Vis and Biševo. When the weather is clear and sunny you can see as far as Apennines.to top
Where to go on a trip?
Medieval town – Pearl of South Dalmatia is UNESCO world heritage site. This town with old tourist tradition is ready to fulfill even the most refined requirements of its visitors. Town of museums and festivals, taverns and restaurants, place of mild Mediterranean climate and beautiful countryside truly confirms the famous saying by Irish writer Bernard Shaw: "Those who search heaven on Earth must come to Dubrovnik".
Are those not reasons enough for you to come to Dubrovnik and see the truth for yourself?
Rafting on Cetina
You don't have to be adventurous in order to try rafting on the beautiful river Cetina that divides the karst countryside. More and more visitors raft on the river since rafting is rather dynamic and appealing with a touch of adventure, but it is also a way to get to know the karst and white rocks surrounded by greenery.
Pilgrimage to Međugorje
Međugorje has relatively recently become one of the most famous Marian sanctuaries in Europe. We suggest taking a trip to Međugorje even if you are not a religious person since the energy around this place is rather strong. Visitors and believers come to Međugorje from all over the world, and masses are served in many languages of the world.
Botanical garden-mountain Biokovo
It is still possible to catch butterflies or drink spring water on mountain Biokovo since the water is clean and unpolluted. There is a botanical garden on the mountain with many endemic and indigenous species. Moreover, you can find many cycling and walking paths here.to top