Island Brac, Croatia: A Hidden Gem in Split-Dalmatia County
Croatia is truly a country proud of its thousand islands. Each of them is unique, but the island of Brac (Brač) stands out as a Split-Dalmatia County gem!
The island of Brač will enchant everyone with its natural beauty and biodiversity. Dalmatian food based on fish, top-quality olive oil, delicious lamb, and other local products will surprise the palate of the finest gastronomic tourist. "Mediterranean as it used to be" was not just a good Croatian marketing message.
Every Brac guest can truly experience the island with all their senses. Island destinations and famous beaches such as the Golden Rat are a small part of what the island offers tourists.
The island's history dates back to a period of devotion, and the Dalmatian way of life of the local inhabitants of the island is a magnet for every guest. Hospitality is a Croatian tradition and is woven also into the people of Brač.
A number of undiscovered coves line the island's coast. Pine forests, fields, and pastures brimming with aromatic herbs surround numerous small Mediterranean towns and villages. Countless hills cover the vineyards, and excellent grapes produce world-famous wines such as Plavac Mali.
When it comes to the island, the famous white Brač stone of special structure and beauty, is unrounded. With this unique Dalmatian stone, numerous world buildings were built, for example the White House in Washington, as well as historical buildings in all island towns. Stone production is in the genes of Brac locals and through generations of stonemasons, it has become enchanted to this day.
The island is an ideal summer holiday destination! However, I have to point out that trends in tourism are changing, and if we follow the latest indicators, we will know that certain destinations are actually becoming whole-year destinations for guests such as digital nomads or business people who work remotely. The island of Brač is an ideal destination for these types of guests.
It should be noted that the island has an airport and all the necessary infrastructure for business people. Split offers, as does the Blue Shark boat tour agency, exclusive transfers and sea taxis to the island of Brač, but also to all other Croatian destinations.
A Brief Review Of The History Of The Island Brac
The history of the island tells us that Teuta's Illyrian tribes were the first to inhabit the island, and the Brač tradition says that the island was named after the mythical Illyrian deer. The tradition also mentions the famous Trojan heroes Antenor, Brah and Elaf as inhabitants of the island.
I can describe in detail the interesting history of the island of Brač from the Renaissance until today, but tourists can experience it by visiting the island. It is a special pleasure to see the unique history woven into the architecture as well as the lives of tourists and friendly Dalmatians in all destinations on the island of Brač.
City of Bol and Beach Gold Horn (Zlatni Rat)
The beach is famous for its distinctive appearance, cleanliness of the sea and additional facilities and is one of the most beautiful European beaches. This beach made of small pebbles should certainly be visited and refreshed after a tour of the town of Bol.
The town is also known for its beaches Borak, Potocina and Benačica. The Golden Horn is a beautiful beach surrounded by an impressive landscape and view of Vidova Gora - the highest island mountain. It is the highest peak on all the Croatian islands; it is located at 780 metres above sea level.
But for tourists who like more peaceful places, better choices are visiting other Bol beaches.
If you are staying during the holiday in Split, choose a daily boat trip or private boat tour because all include the most famous Brac destinations.
Exclusive private boat tours give you the opportunity to organise your own time by recommending that you also take a slow walk through Vidova Gora. The view of the Adriatic and Dalmatia is indescribable. The unique hermit monastery and museum of Blaca is also worth a visit.
Charming Town And Port Of Milna
Milna is an old fishing port of impressive history from the time of Diocletian and in one of the hidden coves you are able to enjoy a swim in privacy and without a summer crowd.
Impressive sandy beaches - Pasikova, Olive, Osibova and Vlaska are ideal for all other Adriatic activities and I recommend them to families. Milna is also known for its excellent gastronomic offer.
Supetar - The Biggest Town On Brac
The largest settlement on Brac is Supetar, which was named after St. Peter. The town is rich in historical sites, including a Roman villa, a mausoleum for a prominent family, and a mediaeval church. The Church of Mary's Annunciation, dating back to the 18th century and constructed atop the ruins of an earlier Christian church, can be reached via a network of underground stone streets.
Travel to the cemetery high above Supetar to see the Petrinovic family mausoleum built in the Neo-Byzantine style. Supetar is home to a number of trails perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, including the Olive's Hiking Trail and Gourmet Trails. I suggest also the bay of Banja, which has a sandy beach perfect for families, to anyone looking to cool off during the summer.
Sutivan As A Destination On The Island's Coast
Sutivan is a village located on the northwest coast of the island of Brač, 7 km west of Supetar. Sutivan stretches by the sea and offers all its facilities suitable for relaxation and entertainment. In the village and its vicinity, there are pebble and sandy beaches. Sutivan is a destination where families with children, but also young people (vicinity of Supetar), can find something to relax and enjoy.
Sutivan and its surroundings can be cycled around. Namely, three cycling trails begin in Sutivan: the Maestral trail, the Tramuntana trail, and the Levant trail. By cycling along these trails, you can visit chapels, churches, and olive groves—the perfect way to get to know the natural and cultural beauties of the island of Brač.
Animal lovers and children will like the Sutivan Nature Park, 2 kilometres from Milna. Within the park there are botanical parks, various children's entertainment facilities (swings, pedestrians, trampolines), a fountain with fish, and a restaurant offering local specialties.
Is the Island Of Brac In Croatia Worth Visiting?
Yes, the verdict is affirmative! Brac is a must-see tourist destination, an island of stone, oil, sports, and paradise beaches that offers much more than the well-known Golden Horn beach. It is a diverse island with exceptional landscapes, making it a unique cultural, historical, and natural area.
Blue Shark offers you the chance to discover the beauty of this one-of-a-kind island, with its untouched nature and rich history and culture.
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