The island of stones, the sun and the sea is the largest island of Central Dalmatia. Brac is an island famous for its stonemasonry tradition of white stone which was used to build the White House in Washington, the Parliament buildings in Vienna and Budapest, Diocletian's Palace in Split and the cathedrals in Trogir and Šibenik. The island has beautiful beaches, including the most famous one, Zlatni Rat (The Golden Cape), a spectacular jewel of nature. Rocks and bushes alternate with fertile fields in the interior and pine forests on the island's hills.
When on the Island of Brac, do not miss the following:
1.Zlatni Rat Beach (The Golden Cape)
Zlatni Rat Beach, according to many, is the most beautiful beach on the Adriatic, located at the foot of The Vidova Gora Mountain which represents a natural phenomenon that attracts tourists from all over the world. It is also interesting because, depending on the wind and waves, the cape of the beach "moves" to the left or right. Because of its singularity and beauty, it is of one of the most famous symbols of Croatian tourism.
2. The Vidova Gora Mountain
The highest summit of the Island of Brac which offers an impressive view of Zlatni Rat Beach and of the Island of Hvar. Get active during your vacation and do not miss the climbingthe highest island summit of the Adriatic. Vidova Gora provides excellent opportunities for various kinds of outdoor recreation where each physical activity becomes pleasurable due to natural beauty and a rich historical heritage of the island.
3. Pastoral Village of Gažul
In the vicinity of Vidova Gora there is the once famous pastoral village of Gažul. The Island of Brac is known for its sheep breeding tradition and its population of 20,000 sheep. A sheep exhibition takes place here every year and it attracts many participants, along with domestic and international tourists.
4. The Blaca Desert
This is not a sandy desert as its name suggests, but an isolated area with the monastery where the monks created communities in which they could focus on prayer and their spiritual life in peace. A famous Brac desert, carved like a stone jewel, was built on a steep cliff between the Towns of Bol and Milna, representing a unique historical monument along the entire Croatian coastline
5. The Town of Sumartin
The most recently founded Town on the Island of Brac, Sumartin, is situated in the easternmost part of the island and, thanks to its ferry port, it has become an important tourist destination on the island. This place is an oasis of peace consisting of magnificent bays, beautiful beaches, pristine nature and crystal clear seawater. This town, which is the embodiment of the original Mediterranean atmosphere, is a perfect choice for your holiday that offers natural beauty and numerous gastronomic pleasures.
6. Lovrečina Bay
Lovrečina Bay, not far from the Town of Pučišće, is a deep bay with a beautiful sandy beach. Lovrečina Bay is a rich archeological site and a great destinationfor a one-day trip. It is a site which abounds in the remains dating back to the early Christian Churchwhich bear witness to the pilgrim travels and religious celebrations.
7. The Village of Škrip
In the interior of the island of Brac there is the oldest village on the island named Škrip with its three millennia-long history. Discover the stories and legends that are hidden in the sights of this place and visit the Roman quarry Rosohe where rock was extracted for the construction of Diocletian's Palace in Split.
8. Olives/Olive Oil
A land full of rubble and barren soil on the island of Brac provides a real wealth of olives that hardworking farmers work in orderto produce olive oil of superior quality. The olive harvest is an event that you should certainly experience. Come to the Island of Bra during low season, when the crowds disappear, and try to harvest and you will certainly notregret it. Of course, do not forget to take a bottle of olive oil with you when you leave that will remind you of the scents and tastes of this place for the rest of the year.
9. The Food of Brac
On the Island of Brac, it is easy to find families that live in harmony with nature and offer their guests food from their gardens and fields. Gourmets will surely enjoy the harmony of specific tastes and scents that this karstic region offers.