L`île de Brac
The island of Brac is the largest island in the Dalmatian region and the third largest island on the Adriatic coastline. Sutvid on the Vidova Mountain (780m high) is the highest peak on Brac and the highest of all the islands. The Vidova Mountain is a beautiful belvedere and guests can get a view of the whole island of Brac as well as Hvar. Not far from the peak of Vidova mountain is the Vicja cave which is 46m deep. One of the deepest explored caves is the Cave at Matesica and it is 285m deep. The name Brac was first mentioned in the 10th century.
The island of Brac is one of the most well known tourist destinations in Croatia. The island, along with its beauty, offers a wide range of entertainment, sports and recreation as well as accommodations which together place Brac right at the top of Croatian tourism. Included in private accommodations are villas, apartments, rooms and bed & breakfasts.
Beautiful coves and small beaches line the Brac coastline. According to many, the two of the most beautiful sandy beaches on the island are, on the northern part of the island, Vela Luka – Supetar and Lovrecina, and on the southern part of the island, the most popular of beaches, Zlatni Rat on Bol.
Along with stock-breeding, olive groves, vineyards and tourism, Brac is known for one of its oldest occupations and that is stone carving. The Brac stone has been used to build some of the grandest buildings in the world such as the Whitehouse in Washington and the Diocletian palace in Split.
Today, Brac has 22 towns which are: Pucisca, Bol, Sutivan, Supetar, Postira, Povlja, Nerezisca, Blaca, Milna, Skrip, Lozisca, Murvica, and Sumartin. Each town has its own charm and is unique by way of its buildings, works of art and monuments.
Supetar is the island's main harbour as well as its main economical, cultural and tourist centre. It is located right across from the city of Split on the northern coast of the island. The name Supetar was first mentioned in the year 1423 and it was named after St. Peter.
Pucisca, next to Supetar, is a town and harbour located in a deep and naturally protected inlet. The houses are spread along the steep hillside and were adapted to accommodate tourists in their apartments and rooms. Pucisca is home to the only stone-mason school in all of Croatia.
The town of Postira is 8km away from Supetar. A few kilometres east of this town lays one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, Lovrecina.
Povlja is the most eastern of the ten inlets and it is located on the north-eastern part of the island.
Nerezisca sits 382m above sea level and at the foot of the once Fortress of Graca on the stone hill of Grizice. For centuries this town was the centre of the island as well as the main crossroad of all of the islands. Since the 10th century the Prince of Brac kept court here in a palace which is located on one of the highest of the three town squares.
Bol is one of Brac's most popular holiday destinations. It is located in the middle of the island's southern coastline. Here Mother Nature used her magic and made some of the most beautiful beaches around which stretch towards the east and west. One of the most well known beaches on the island is Zlatni Rat. This pebbled cape is a natural phenomenon: depending on which way the wind blows and the direction of the waves, the cape changes its position and shape.
Blaca is in fact a deserted monastery which was turned into a museum called Pustinja Blaca (Blaca Desert) and it is a very popular excursion centre.
Milna is, with the small Bobovisce port, is the only town located on Brac's western coastline. This town is tucked away in a quiet inlet which is naturally protected from strong winds and is quite exposed to sunlight. Milna is considered to be one of Brac's largest, most well protected and beautiful ports. Deep within the inlet, next to the town of Milna is the marina. The marina is open throughout the whole year and since it is right next to town, supplies for sailors are readily provided.
The town of Lozisca is located on a steep stone clearing 150m above sea level. The houses are positioned along the hillside stretching from the bottom of the hill all the way to the top. Lozisca is one of the rare towns which preserved its original appearance.
Selca is located in the island's interior at 114m above sea level. Selca is known for its stone-masonries. The secrets of Brac's stone-mason trade were first discovered by a Venetian prisoner, Czech stone-mason Stambucco, by which today's townspeople got their last name, Stambuk.
Scuba diving on the island of Brac is an unbelievable experience where divers can see and experience the beautiful and untouched nature of the Adriatic Sea. A «must see» is a cave in the Lucica inlet, not far from Bol, which is just 3m underwater and just off shore.
Tourist offers L`île de Brac
On the south coast of one of the most insolated Adriatic island, the island Brac, is situated the city of Bol, one of the most wanted destinations on the Adriatic coast. Bol is the only town on the south coast...