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Brac island

 

Brac is the largest among the central Dalmatian islands, and also the highest among Adriatic island with 778 meters. Symbol of the island is Zlatni rat in Bol, on the island's south side - one of the most beautiful beaches in the entire Adriatic. However, it is not only a place of exceptional beauty, but also full of traditions and secrets that will make your vacation complete. Brac island historical heritage and a vital folk culture provide a perfect setting for a vacation filled with unforgettable experiences. On the island there is a large offer of quality accommodation services and here we recommend these Brac apartments and houses for rent.

Brac is well connected to the mainland by ferry lines from Split and Makarska. Ferry ports on the island are located in Supetar and Sumartin. During the summer season, ferries on the line Split - Supetar drive during the day almost every hour, and the ride takes no more than 50 minutes. Ferry line between Makarska and Sumartin is slightly shorter and cheaper, recommended for guests who intend to spend holidays on the east side of the island. There is an airport on Brac, located 14 km from Bol and 32 km from Supetar. It is open only during the summer season. Island's main road leading from Supetar reach most parts of the island.

Brac quarries are the symbol of the island. from there stone is taken out since the time of Roman rule until today. The stone from Brac is known for its quality and whiteness, and it was used to built some of the most important buildings, including the Cathedral in Sibenik. The two stone-masonry schools and one art colony in the Lower Humac and Pucisca offer programs teaching and training techniques stonemason, under the guidance of qualified mentors.

The interior of the island today are engaged in cooperative cattle breeding and production of various products from sheep meat and milk. Brac is the most famous for specialty vitalac which consists of sheep intestines prepared on an open fire. Among the wines that are produced on the island, Bolski Plavac has a special place.

During the summer months in most places on Brac there are folk festivals and other cultural events. Inhabitants of Brac all gather in a procession celebrating St. Vid on Vidova Gora. Among the most interesting events on the island is "Bez regula" (without rules) held at the end of July in Sutivan. The event includes extreme sports competitions, informative lectures, promotions, equipment, courses, a festival of documentary films about sports. Everything is spiced with rich nightlife with music concerts.

Supetar

Supetar
Supetar is economic, cultural and tourist center of the island of Brac. The Municipality of Supetar includes the town Supetar and three places Splitska, Skrip and Mirca.

Sutivan

Sutivan

Sutivan, a village and harbour in the extreme west of the northern coast of the island of Brac, 7 km west of Supetar; population 641. Chief occupations are farming, wine production, olive growing, fishing and tourism.

 

Bol

Bol

Bol Croatia, a town and harbour on the southern side of the island of Brac, at the foot of Vidova Gora (778 m) and Dratevo Brdo (627 m), in a fertile field with permanent sources of potable water; population 1,478.

Postira

Postira

Postira village on island Brac in Croatia’s Dalmatia region have been established in 14th century and nowdays has a population of 1.500 inhabitants.

 

Pucisca

Pucisca

Pucisca is the biggest Brac settlement with genuine Mediterranean features, creating with its white roofs the original local atmosphere, but this place seems to dislike the sea because of the northern wind that whistles in the harbour during the winter months.

Selca - Puntinak

Selca

Selca is a place on island Brac located at the eastern side of the island, just a few kilometers from Sumartin on Brac east coast. Selca offers beautiful landscapes with an uninterrupted view of the sea with uninhibited access to its bays and swimming areas.

 

Murvica

Murvica

Murvica is situated on the southern slopes of the island Brac and it is turned towards the sea. It is 6 kilometers from Bol. Murvica has two beautiful beaches.

Mirca

Mirca

Croatia tourism pearl is a quiet and peaceful tourist resort where you can spend a really pleasant vacations. There are restaurant, supermarket and bar just next to the sea.

 

Milna on Brac

Milna

Milna is situated at the end of a spacious bay, from the old times the place of fishermen seamen, growers of grapes, olives, almonds. Milna seems untouched in time, except occasional chimes of church bells that want to break the silence of centuries.

Sumartin

Sumartin

Sumartin is a village and harbour in the cove of the same name on the south-eastern coast of the island of Brac.

 

Splitska

Splitska

Splitska, a small village on the island Brac, near the sea, 6 km form Supetar. It is connected to Supetar with 2 roads. Splitska have old church, nice beaches, 2 restaurant and caffe bar.

Skrip

Skrip

Skrip is the oldest settlement at the island, much older than any written document about its origin. The Illyrians settled here in the 11th century and it is from those days that Skrip had become an Illyrian settlement at the location of the cemetery of today.

 

Povlja

Povlja

Povlja, a village in the cove bearing the same name, on the north-eastern coast of the island Brac; population 393. Chief occupations are farming, growing of vines and olives, fishing and tourism.

Bobovisca

Bobovisca

Bobovisca is a small quiet town located on the western side of island Brac. This picturesque Mediterranean setting is the site of the "Gligo Cerinic" rustic house.

 

 

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