Brac is a popular port of call for yachts sailing the Adriatic. It is the biggest island in Central Dalmatia and the third biggest on the Adriatic. 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. In addition, Brac is famed for its stone quarries, which 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.
Brac | Things to See and Do
- Bol. This former fishing village is now the main tourist resort on Brac. You will find the lovely Zlatni Rat beach and excellent water sports facilities here. Art lovers should spend an afternoon at the Deškovic Gallery. Zlatni Rat beach is one of Croatia’s Instagrammable Places.
- Pucisca. On Brac’s north coast, Pučišća sits in a deep winding bay. It is home to the quarries providing quality white limestone and a Stonemason School, open to visitors.
- Supetar. This is Brac’s main ferry port, with regular ferries to and from Split.
- 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.
- 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. Eat Dalmatian seafood at Mali Raj in Bol, or try local Brac 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 Brač. The main elements of the dessert include a thick sponge cake and a generous topping 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 m. There are a market and a restaurant in the marina.
ACI Marina Milna has 170 berths with a maximum length of 40 m. Facilities include a restaurant, fuel station, electricity, water, bar, and restaurant. There’s also a market and ATM. ACI operates many Croatia Marinas along the Dalmatian Coast.
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