Golden Horn beach Brac island trademark

Brac island is the highest island on the Adriatic coast and the closest to Split county mainland. The distance between the mainland and the island is only seven nautical miles from the Split harbor.

Although near Split, the island has never become a trendy destination like nearby Hvar island or a more famous Dubrovnik town. Regardless of this, Brac island is the must to be visited destination.

WHY SHOULD YOU VISIT BRAC ISLAND?

There are many reasons you shouldn't miss visiting Brac island. First but not last is its favorable position and easy accessibility either by boat or plane (Brac is the third island after Losinj and Krk to have its airport – Code BWK).

To help you get an idea of where’s the island, here is the map of 4 Split islands with all Brac island's settlements. Once you are there, you'll discover the charm of this unique island with its untouched nature and the rich cultural and historic heritage taking advantage of the many activities this island offers.

The hospitality and simplicity of the local people will be a thrilling experience for any visitor. Don’t worry about the language barrier, because most (and especially young people) speak good English, German and Italian.

If you plan to spend your holidays on Brac island, one of the advantages is the accommodation price. Brac hotels and private apartments are cheaper comparing with Hvar island.

If you opt for Brac island as your holiday getaway, it will guarantee not only rest and entertainment. But even though it only covers 396 km2, Brac has a lot more to offer than just this. It's good news for those traveling with children.

BEST THINGS TO DO ON BRAC ISLAND

Once you are there, you'll discover the charm of this unique island with its untouched nature and the rich cultural and historic heritage taking advantage of the many activities this island offers.

  • Enjoy beautiful pebble and sandy beaches.
  • Hire a kayak to explore the island's coves.
  • Enjoy windsurfing close to the stunning Zlatni Rat beach in Bol.
  • Swim, snorkel, or dive on a daily diving excursion.
  • Take a tour of the island by bike.
  • Watch the sunrise or the sunset from Vidova Gora (the highest island peak).
  • Discover the island's history at the Brac museum in Skrip, the oldest and most authentic settlement on the island.
  • Visit a tradition of stone carving at the stone-masonry school in Pucisca village.
  • Go rock climbing near Sutivan.
  • Enjoy the island's traditional local cuisine flavors like Brac sheep cheese, fish, and lamb specialties, sip the local schnapps or local wines like the famous Plavac.

The hospitality and simplicity of the local people will be a thrilling experience for any visitor. Don’t worry about the language barrier, because most (and especially young people) speak good English, German and Italian.

BRAC ISLAND – WHAT TO SEE?

Upon arriving on the island there are some popular destinations you should visit. If you are arriving by ferry boat the first town will be Supetar, the island capital.

On the southern part of the island, town Bol with its famous worldwide Zlatni Rat beach must be visited.

On the northern side of the island, only 7 km from Supetar, a small tranquil village Splitska will be an ideal getaway for those looking for a peaceful spot with some beautiful beaches.

Splitska village

On the west coast of the island facing the nearby Solta island in the deep bay, a small fisherman village Milna is nested, offering some beautiful sandy and pebble beaches scattered on both side of the bay.

Milna village

There is a small village Pucisca, a famous center of the stone cutter tradition on the northern coast of the island with three large quarries nearby.

Pucisca village

Do you know? White Brac stones originate from these quarries, were used in the construction of many famous buildings worldwide. Buildings like Diocletian Palace, White House in Washington, Parliament in Vienna, some parts of Parliament in Budapest, Regent’s palace in Trieste, and many others are made from this stone.

The tradition of old stone masonry skills is continued at the Stone Mason School in Pucisca, a unique school for this part of Europe. The school is opened for visitors but only in the school period from September to May.

This white stone of Brac is one of the symbols of the island, and much of the island is made of stone. People of Brac settled on stone and fell in love with it. The stone on Brac became their roof and table, wall and floor, or religious decoration.

HOW TO GET TO BRAC ISLAND?

Getting to Brac has never been a big deal. Thanks to the island’s proximity to the mainland and Split’s harbor, there are several ways to travel to Brac.

Visit, get to the Split islands page, where you'll find a detailed ferry and catamarans schedule.

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