Brac island, Croatia: explore the hidden bays, find the perfect island bike route, eat well, and drink fine wines.
The island of Brac is one of the most beautiful islands not only in Croatia but in this part of Europe. Ok, we might be just a little bit biased as the island is our home, but for real, Brac is one of the most picturesque places you will visit in Croatia.
The island offers numerous hidden bays, crystal clear waters, plenty of sunshine, and numerous possibilities for active holidays for both families and adults. It is an ideal holiday destination for those who love exploring and island hopping. With so much to see and do, the island of Brac is one of the most recommended places to visit on the Adriatic.
Here, we introduce you to all the best things to do and see on the island of Brac, Croatia.
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ZLATNI RAT, OR GOLDEN HORN BEACH
Zlatni rat or Golden horn is the most popular beach on the Adriatic coast. It is located in the city of Bol, on the south side of the island. The beach is made of white pebbles, and is often windy, which makes it a great spot for surfers and adventure seekers. Last year, the beach was named in the „Best beaches in the world category“, according to the Big 7 travel news.
HORSEBACK RIDING WILD BRAC
There are plenty of activities to keep you busy on the island of Brac. Chic Croatia invites you to explore The Wild Brac ranch near Supetar, offering fantastic views and an adventurous program. The ranch offers different types of horseback riding activities, such as swimming with horses, sunset trail rides, and special events.
BLACA HERMITAGE MONASTERY
This ancient monastery, located on the southern side of the island of Brac, is one of the most special places on the island and a not to be missed attraction. The place is a cultural monument that was added to the UNESCO world heritage tentative list. It is believed that two monks fled the Turks and used the Blaca cave to hide away from the Turks and later on, built the monastery.
CAVA SUNSET VIEWS
This Mediterranean restaurant and bar oasis offers the best sunset views on the island. Unparalleled views, colorful skies, and great cuisine and wine await you at the Cava eco-retreat center. Made with lots of love, care, and attention to detail, this intimate oasis located on the north slopes of the island, near the village of Skrip, will delight your taste buds.
SENJKOVIC WINE TASTING
Family-owned winery Senkjovic offers authentic and unique wine tastings, paired with local top-notch cuisine and impressive menu combinations. The special wine & food tastings are organized by a husband & wife, offering diverse and unusual menu combinations that will make you want to go back for more.
VIEWS FROM VIDOVA GORA
Vidova gora, or Mount st. Vid, is one of the highest mountain points on the Adriatic. Once you reach the top, enjoy the spectacular views of islands Hvar, Vis, and Lastavo. You can hike or mountain bike up to Vidova Gora, or take a drive up to the top. The mountain was named after the small church st Vid from the 14th century, which is located on the top of it.
OLIVE OIL MUSEUM
Did you know that Brac is known as the largest olive grove in Croatia with more than one million olive trees? Often referred to as the olive island, it is famous for its superb and high-quality virgin olive oils. To find out more about superb Brac island olive oils, there’s no better place on the island than the charming Olive Oil Museum. At the Museum located in Skrip, you will find out more about the traditional process of olive oil production on the island of Brac. It also presents equipment and old tools for oil production that our grandparents used to use for many years. The Museum is an ode to old times – may we never forget our roots and our families’ sacrifices and struggles.
The island of Brac is the perfect destination for active holidays. It is the go-to place for hiking, biking, horseback riding, surfing, diving, or sailing – the list of activities is long. Over a couple of days, you will discover the island’s stunning landscapes and beautiful scenery. Contact us for all your Brac island activity needs.
THE PARISH CHURCH OF CHRIST IN SELCA
The remarkable parish church of Christ in Selca, on the east side of the island, is one of the most magnificent churches in this part of Croatia. The famous engineer Adolf Schlauf built this magnificent religious building, often referred to as the Brac cathedral. Inside the church, there is a bronze statue of the Heart of Jesus, which was designed and produced by the famous Croatian artist Ivan Meštrovic.
THE PUCISCA STONEMASON SCHOOL & STONE ART
Pucisca stone masonry school is the only professional school for stonemasonry in Croatia. The school was founded in 1909. Moreover, it has been teaching students manual stone crafting skills and techniques for decades now.
Did you know that the island is famous for its spectacular white stone, known as one of the best of its kind? Many magnificent buildings and architectural pieces of art throughout Croatia used the famous Brac stone. Let us mention only a few; the Diocletian’s Palace in Split, the parliament buildings of Vienna, and Budapest – read more about the island’s famous stone here.
When on the island, make sure to get yourself a piece of art, an authentic Brac souvenir, or traditional stone jewelry.
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