Things to do on Island of Brac
Brac is an island in the Adriatic Sea within Croatia and it is the largest island in Dalmatia, and the third largest in the Adriatic. The island’s tallest peak, Vidova Gora, or Mount St Vid, stands at 778 m, making it the highest island point in the Adriatic.
Bol Airport on Brac is the largest airport of all islands surrounding Split. Airport is open only during the summer season. The largest places are Pucisca and Supetar. 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 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.
What to see on Island of Brac
The Beach “Zlatni rat”
Zlatni Rat is considered by many the most beautiful beach of the Adriatic. It is located in the immediate vicinity of Bol, at the foot of Vidova Gora. This beach is a natural phenomenon, and it is also interesting because of that it can depending on the direction of the wind and waves top beach “moves” to the left or right. Zlatni Rat is one of the best locations on the Adriatic coast for windsurfing. Here is held the traditional competition in free style every year.
Vidova Gora is the highest peak of the Adriatic archipelago (780 m). It was named after the ruins of the chapel of St Vid, a hundred meters from the top. Top of the Vidova Gora provides a wonderful view of the famous beach Zlatni Rat and many of Brac’s bay and across see the north side of the island of Hvar, the Peljesac Peninsula, Korcula, Vis and Bisevo, and especially when is clear days can be discerned and Monte Gargano on the Apennine Peninsula.
Gazul is a small pastoral village located in the original environment with shepherds’ lodges. The village was abandoned in winter, while in summer, with prior arrangement, you can try traditional dishes and famous Brac specialty, vitalac.
Between Bol and Milna, on the south side of the island of Brac, there is a Desert Blace, one of the most beautiful holiday resorts on the island. Monastery Blaca is, once a famous Glagolitic desert, and later an observatory located at the foot of a high steep cliff. In 1551, two Glagolitic priests from Poljica in the cave called Ljubitovica find the apartment that soon developed into a hermitage. It contains great monumental value, books, a small printing shop and an observatory with telescopes. The monastery library contains 11,000 books; a significant portion is from the time of the pre-1800. The monastery had its own school and church dedicated to the Assumption of Mary, which was built in 1588. Access is possible through the wide bay Blaca or footpath from the interior of the island.
Dragon’s Cave is located about 200 m from the village of Murvica. It served as a dwelling and a temple Poljica Glagolitic priests who are mid XV century defected to the steep southern slopes of the island to the cave began his religious life. In the cave there are reliefs that illustrate former way of life and have a significantly historical significance. Dragon’s Cave is the scene of the Slavic myths about fairies, werewolves and witches and Mediterranean story of Orkomarin, one-eyed giant who lives in a cave.
Not far from Pucisca there is Lovrecina, deep bay with a beautiful sandy beach. Lovrecina is a rich archaeological site and a great place for a day trip. Here are the remains of an early Christian church, with its northern side there is a baptismal font cross shaped.
Skrip is the oldest settlement on the island. Under the settlement, there are the famous stone quarries Plate, Strazisce and Rasohe, which is under the protection of Heracles and military supervision stone was extracted for the Salon, Diocletian’s palace, baths in the Pannonian Sirmium. Findings of Mycenaean pottery indicates time possible Greek colonization, and numerous churches and basilicas make Skrip a unique place that gives us a unique insight into all historical periods and millennial continuity of life on the island.
Two kilometres west of Nerezisca is a dolomite ring which is named because of its shape of cake which in Dalmatia called Baskot or Koloc. Irregular shape rock twelve meters high made of two arches that come together, reminiscent of an old bridge which had left the river.
What to do on Island of Brac
Bol has become a favorite destination for surfers from various parts of Europe and the world. The sea channel between the islands of Brac and Hvar, and the wind that blows there, provide ideal conditions for windsurfing.
Bol is a perfect spot for kiteboarding – because of constant thermic sideshore wind Maestral (15-25 knts).
Diving experience will be one of the best memories of Bol on the Island of Brac.
In Bol and on the Island of Brac, there are many roads for bike drive. In sport centers, you can rent fun bike or mountain bike for children and mountain bikes for adults.
Watersports in Bol
In the aquatorium surrounding the unique beach Zlatni rat, you can enjoy self-bailing pedal boats, gondolas, kayaks, etc. Water-ski lovers will be enjoying themselves as well. Adrenaline junkies will try crazy rides on bananas and rubber rings, while the bravest ones can enjoy the jet-skis. A ride with a parachute (parasailing) which is being dragged by a speed-boat will let you enjoy the view from the air.
After all activities experience the nightlife on Island Brac
As the most popular destination in Croatia, with a wide range of other sport activities Bol attracts a lot of young people – always cheerful for a rich and lively nightlife.
The most popular are cocktail bar Varadero and Aquarius (a favourite for surfers).
And after cafes – night life is moving in Club Faces. Faces has a terrace with a large dance floor for 2000 visitors – and the program is attractive during all summer – full of concerts, DJs and fashion events.