Brac Island Places of
The largest island in
Dalmatia, home to Zlatni Rat beach
It's the largest Dalmatian island (third largest in Croatia),
locally known as Brač, one of the best known and most popular islands in the Adriatic sea.
In amongst many things, Brač island is famous for its white
stone that's only found on this island. It was used in building the White House, Diocletian's Palace in Split, and
a few other famous buildings. Here are some other places on interest on Brac island.
|The town of Milna is located on the west side of Brač
island, some 18kms away
from the main island's ferry port of Supetar, popular with divers and cyclists.
Brac island towns
There are 22 towns and villages on the island, with
population of approximately 14,000 people. The largest town on the island is Supetar, which is also where the main
ferry port is located. There are direct ferry connection with the mainland city of
Split, one of the busiest ferry ports on Croatian coast.
Most of the ferries going from Split to Supetar and Sumartin
towns on Brač are car ferries. Supetar is located on the island's side closer to Split, while the town of Bol,
where many visitors tend to go, is on the other side of the island. So, it takes a good drive to get there,
although there are buses, too.
Zlatni Rat beach
The other well known towns on Brač are Bol and Milna.
The town of Bol is especially popular because of its 'Zlatni Rat' beach,
shaped as a horn (hence the name of 'Golden
Horn'), whose tip changes from time to time,
depending on the sea currents. It's one of the most recognized and most unique beaches not only in Croatia, but in
the world. The beach is particularly popular with windsurfers.
An aerial view of the Zlatni Rat beach, located near
the town of Bol, on Brač island,
as one of most spectacular beach destinations in Croatia.
There is also a small airport on the island, which mostly
operates during the summer season. It's been recently upgraded, as more and more summer season visitors are using
it to fly directly to the island for their summer holiday.
The highest peak on the island is Vidova Gora, which makes Brač
island also the highest island in Croatia. It's 778m high, popular with hikers. The island hardly gets any
snow ever, so climbing this peak is possible just about the year round.
Once you're on the top, you will enjoy majestic views of Bol town and its famous Golden Horn beach. Vidova Gora is one of the best
sightseeing spots in Croatia.