Brac is the tallest and largest island in Dalmatia known for the high quality white stone and beautiful beach Zlatni rat. Island is fringed with beautiful beaches in white pebble and sand, and covered in pine, olive and other Mediterranean trees and shrubs. Stone from the island is well known worldwide among engineers and architects and some parts of the White House in Washington have it. Brac is very well connected with coast by ferrys, but it has kept something unique and authentic in its peaceful coves and rough inland. Olive trees cover its northern side while wine is grown on its southern side.
How to get there?
The island of Brac has its very own airport. It’s open all year for private aircraft, and in the summer is used by charter companies and Croatia Airlines, who run scheduled flights between Brač and Zagreb. Also there is an option that you land in Split and continue your journey by the boat..
Supetar and Sumartin are connected with the mainland by ferry services, while Milna (summertime only) and Bol are served by passenger boats. Departures are from Split harbour, except for Sumartin which is from Makarska further south. Wherever you arrive, you’ll find yourself pretty much in the centre of town with all facilities nearby.
Summer evenings in Supetar are lively: children run around the square, grown-ups exchange news on the waterfront, tourists select their spot for an evening meal. Supetar is the largest town on the island and the center of Brac. If you’re arriving from the mainland, Supetar will very likely be your first port of call. The focal point of the town is a water front lined with cafés, bars and restaurants.Due to its long nice sand beaches, enclosed by forests of pine, Supetar has long been a popular summer resort. Many will find the coast around Supetar, between Mirca in the west and Splitska in the east, an ideal place for swimming. The main beach of Supetar is the horseshoe shaped Uvala Banj, which is situated just between the harbour and the St. Nicolas peninsula. Some more, probably quieter beaches are located further along the coast to both the west and the east side. Like most beaches in Croatia, the beaches of Supetar are pebble beaches. With its variety of accommodation capacities, restaurants, entertainment as well as sports and recreation opportunities Supetar meets the highest standards of tourism on Brac. Guided excursions to the surrounding islands represent another attraction.
Sumartin is a small pitoresque fishermen village on Brac. The village is more strongly connected with the sea than many other Brač settlements, the reason being that there was no land available in the interior for the newcomers to farm. The villagers therefore became skilful seafarers and fishermen. The tradition of building wooden boats here continues to this day. The ferry-port in Sumartin connects a part of the island with the land. Near the trail there are nice beaches. One of the highest elevation points of the trail there is a hill where is Sveti Nikola chapel with a nice view on south part of the Brač and Biokovo mountain too. Occupations are mainly farming, viniculture, olive growing, fishing and tourism. Situated on the regional road running along the island; ferry port and connection with Makarska. It is worth to visit the Museum of the monastery of fra Andrija Kacic-Miosic which has very worthy paintings…among them especially the early baroque Last Supper from the 17th century.
Bol is situated on the southern part of the island Brac, and is the oldest town on the coast of Brac. This little town was founded long ago and became an extraordinary tourist oasis because of the wide gravel and sandy beaches which expands over 10 km and the sources of drinking water. It is not possible to avoid the Zlatni rat, certainly the most beautiful beach on the Adriatic sea, whose cape is turning one moment to one side and the other moment to the other side playing a strange game with the wind and the waves. It fascinates with crystal clear water, wonderful nature and the virgin beauty of the stony island houses the Croatian poet Tin Ujevic sung about. This little town has kept its Mediterranean spirit. The narrow, stony little roads and the wide piazzetas are simple and typically mediteranneous noisy.
Sutivan is a small island-municipality located on the northwest seaside of Brac in front of Split. With its broad skies, overlooking the Dinaric Alps on the mainland, with good light and bracing white pebble beaches, it’s not difficult to see why Sutivan developed a tourist trade quite early in the island’s history. The first hotel was built in 1927, and two years later the town was the third busiest resort on the island, following Supetar and Bol. Today Sutivan is a small and silent village with a Mediterranean atmosphere and beautiful beaches with surrounding forests, while the promenade goes from the little harbour Lucica to the bay Likve, Prbuje, Stinive, Stipanske, Male Tihe and the harbour Vicja luka. There are the most clear bathing places, where every guest can find only peace, physical and mind health.
Pucisca is a settlement in the middle part of the northern part of the island Brac turned to the channel of Brac, Omis and Makarska. Pučišča, the second largest town on Brač, grew up in the 15th century when pirate attacks on the coast ceased, emboldening the islanders to descend to the shore. The town has been lent a colourful air from a mix of architecture. The surrounding of Pucisca, like the whole island Brac, is famous for the production of olive-oil, vine, and figs. The beaches are with gravel and stones, with a lot of small bays, were everybody can find his intimate corner. Constantly new beaches are being arranged, which are especially suitable for small children. There are a few excellent restaurants, taverns/konobas, many coffee bars, pizzerias, a cake-shop etc.
Peaceful, romantic Milna is today is a restful holiday resort and marina. Milna was once a rather busy ndustrial centre. 19th century Milna was an important centre of shipbuilding on the Adriatic, turning out the sturdy wooden bracera – a typical Dalmatian boat originating from Brač island. Today there is a marina with several berths, modern equipped for a secure stay and the service of yachtsmen from the whole world.
The crystal clear sea, domestic healthy food, ideal condition for diving, sailing, fishing, and a fast connection to the land: a catamaran from Milna and a ferry from Supetar, an airplane from the 35 km far away Airport Brac, are the main means of the arrival of guests to Milna, which is built in a typically Mediterranean style with a baroque church finished in 1783. in which is the most beautiful altar pala on the island Brac.
The picturesque village Mirca is located 3 km western of Supetar, less than half an hour walk and the old part of the village is south to the main road. Mirca offers a peaceful and quiet surroundings to tourist, detached from main tourist sites, while in the same time close to everything.