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Island Brač is located in the close vicinity of two monuments included in the World Heritage List under the protection of UNESCO, and connected with the mainland and the rest of the world exceptionally well (international airport on the island!). The largest island of Dalmatia is a true oasis of undisturbed nature, authentic architecture and glorious serenity found only in some past and long forgotten times.

Widely renowned and highly regarded in the world, the stone from Brač has been used in the construction of some of the most famous buildings in the world, from Diocletian’s Palace in Split to the White House in Washington, but for the houses of fishermen and labourers of Brač as well. The small places on the island are bound to fascinate each traveller with their beauty and the purity of their traditional architecture: stone houses, chimneys, wells, balconies embraced in bougainvillea, churches, campaniles, streets paved in white stone or sea pebbles… grape vines, tangerine, lemon, fig and pomegranate trees in gardens. The unpretentious simplicity of these houses built to resist the sun, wind and time, karst fields and olive gardens, cairns, stone shelters and drywalls testify to the wisdom and diligence of the island’s residents, the generations that have soaked life from the sun, the stone and the sea.

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Island Brač

Brač is the gateway to Dalmatia. For centuries, people have been drawn to Brač for its natural harbors, stone work, spectacular bays, clear and clean water and its weather (they say the best in all the Adriatic).

The Island of Brač is the largest and most elevated island in central Dalmatia, 40km long and 12km wide with a population of 14.000. The highest peak is Vidova gora which offers a spectacular view of the beautiful Zlatni Rat beach and of all of the islands surrounding Brač.  Tranquil coves, stunning sea and island views, traditional villages clinging to steep valley sides and bustling fishing harbours (like Supetar, Milna or Sumartin) make Brač the quintessential Dalmatian island, and the third largest of Croatia’s Adriatic islands. It’s easily reachable by ferry from Split or Makarska in 45 minutes and is a great place to spend a family holiday or partake in a few water sports!

About Supetar

Situated on a horse-shoe shaped cove, Supetar fascinates with its tame simplicity. Everything here is close at hand and made to measure: restaurants, shops, banks, post offices, markets, cinema, library, health care services, various sports facilities… Your stay here will be made even more interesting by the free concerts, theatrical shows, folklore festivals and numerous other events which are organized as part of the Supetar Summer of Culture.

Being very well-connected with Split through a direct ferry line (more than 14 trips daily during summer), Supetar is an ideal destination for all those who are looking to benefit from the rich monumental heritage and natural beauties of Central Dalmatia mainland (Diocletian’s Palace, Trogir, Salona, Klis, Vranjača Cave, Cetina Canyon, Krka Falls, Šibenik Cathedral…), enjoying at the same time the charms of a small island town.

Let’s not forget to mention the numerous opportunities for walks and excursions on the island: Blaca desert, Vidova Gora, Zlatni Rat, Museum of Brač in Škrip, stonemasonry school in Pučišća… Every place on the island of Brač has its own beauty and appeal!

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