Brac | Relaxing Central Dalmatia Port
Brac is a popular port of call for yachts sailing the Adriatic. The island is the largest in Central Dalmatia and the third in the Adriatic Sea. Brac is well known for its impressive Zlatni Rat Beach, in Bol, on the south coast. Zlatni Rat is a fine pebble spit jutting out into the sea, perpendicular to the coast.
The stone quarries on the island have supplied stone for buildings far and wide since Roman times.
Brac offers rugged landscapes with rough pastures, pinewoods, vineyards, olive groves, and a deep blue sea. The local specialty is Brac lamb.
Towns to Visit on Brac
- Bol. This former fishing village is now the main tourist resort on the island. Art lovers should spend an afternoon at the Deškovic Gallery. Zlatni Rat beach is one of Croatia’s Instagrammable Places.
- Pucisca. Situated on the north coast of Brac, Pucisca is in a deep, winding bay. The town is famous for its quarries, which produce high-quality white limestone. Additionally, Pucisca is home to a Stonemason School, accessible to visitors interested in exploring the craft.
- Supetar. This is Brac’s main ferry port, with regular ferries to and from Split.
- Milna. Milna is a charming and inviting town on the island’s western edge. Famous for its breathtaking bay and the picturesque harbor of Bobovisca, the town captivates visitors with its beauty.
Outdoor Adventures on Brac
- Blaca Hermitage. Near Bol, hike to Blaca Hermitage, a 16th-century monastery hidden in a rocky canyon, reachable only on foot.
- Windsurfing. Bol on Brac is Croatia’s top windsurfing destination, thanks to local winds. Try windsurfing here with Big Blue.
- Hike or mountain bike from Bol to Vidova Gora, the highest peak on all the Croatian islands. From here, you have fantastic views over the Adriatic and the surrounding islands.
- Scuba Diving. Take a guided diving tour with Big Blue Diving in Bol.
Culinary Treats to Try on Brac
Local Wine Tasting. Sample indigenous Croatian varieties, such as Posip, Vugava, Tribidrag, and Plavac Mali at Stina Winery in Bol. Stina occupies the oldest Wine Cooperative warehouse in Dalmatia, dating from 1903.
Dining. Feast on Dalmatian seafood at Mali Raj in Bol. Or try local lamb at Konoba Kopacina in the inland village of Donji Humac.
Besides traditional Dalmatian dishes, Brac has many unique culinary specialties. Most significant are the Brac lambs that have only had their mother’s milk (no grass). Gourmets particularly appreciate Vitalac – lamb’s offal (liver, milt, heart, lungs) skewered and wrapped in lamb’s sheath. The skewers are then roasted over coals.
Torta hrapaćuša is a rustic cake from the small town of Dol on Brac. The main elements of the dessert include a thick sponge cake and a generous topping. The delicious topping is made with walnuts coated in a mixture of egg whites and sugar.
Marina Vlaska is on the western side of the island of Brac. It offers 71 berths with a maximum length of 25 meters. A market and a restaurant in the marina offer options for dining.
ACI Marina Milna has 170 berths with a maximum length of 40 meters. Facilities include a restaurant, fuel station, bar, and restaurant, market and ATM. ACI operates many Croatia Marinas along the Dalmatian Coast.
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