If it's time to start planning for your next summer vacation, your perfect destination might be to one of the most popular islands to visit, Brač Island. You will find a wide range of activities to entertain all members of your family.
Brač Island is located in the Adriatic Sea within Croatia. It has an area of 396 square kilometers. It has a considerably small population of 13,956. It is the third-largest island in the Adriatic.
Brač Island is sometimes considered a small continent because it is self-sustainable. The best part is that you can easily and quickly get there. If you catch a ferry from Makarska or Split, you will arrive at your destination in less than an hour.
If you have the time, it is well worth your effort to explore the island. You can do this in just a day or two. You can also choose to go on a guided tour. This will amount to only one-half a day.
Naturally, you will want to spend time at the beach. Beaches are one of the major highlights the island has to offer. You will find that the beaches on the south side seem to be the best of all. This is because they are larger, more gentle, and mostly made of fine pebbles. The pebbles are so fine that they feel like sand.
Many people are drawn to the most famous beach on the island known as Zlatni Rat beach. You will find this at the west end. The l km long beach extends into the sea. It is in the shape of a cone. Zlatni Rat beach is a fantastic place to swim. It can get very crowded during the high season. Some people put this as a "must-see." This might be because it is one of the prettiest beaches in the area. It might also be the prettiest in the country as well as in all of Europe. It is impressive as the shape of the beach changes when the winds and currents are also changing.
The beach is often referred to as the Golden Horn. This is because of the magnificent color of the sand as well as its unique shape. During the summer, it is a major surfing area. Because of the winds and currents, the beach changes from shallow to deep as the day grows.
Instead, you may choose to avoid the crowds and go further out. You can do this by boat. The beaches located below the village of Murvica are also popular with the tourists. Povlja, which is located in Povlja, also offers some beautiful beaches. Fewer people go to the north side of the island to the beaches. The reason for this is because there aren't nearly as many and they are rougher. This is because the coast is rockier. Ironically, the only sandy beach, located on the island, is Lovrecina. It is located on the northern side of the island.
If you want to venture out, you might consider a day trip to Hvar. To get to Hvar, you can go by catamaran, or you can book a boat tour. The catamaran leaves daily from Bol to Jelsa. This service is also available in the winter. Hvar is called the island of lavender. This is because of the numerous lavender fields. It is also the home to two famous winemaking zones n Croatia. In Hvar, you will see the Spanjola Fortress. It sits high on a hill and was built in the 13th century. You can also spend some time sitting by the harbor. If you take your swimming suit, you will enjoy a swim in the crystal clear the Adriatic Sea. Hvar also offers a beautiful main square to visit with many unique, beautiful streets.
You will find a few places to eat. Brač is known for lamb meat, sheep cheese, mandarins, and olive oil. You might be surprised by the prices of some of your meals, mostly meats. This is probably because it is difficult to get supplies in town. Seafood is reasonably priced, so you can enjoy all the fish you want. Some people do not find the restaurants to be very creative as in Split, Istria, or Zagreb. Even so, there are some unique restaurants located in Brač.
One unique restaurant worth a visit is Ribarska Kućica, located on the beach with an amazing view. The restaurant is located just east of Bol next to Bijela Kuća beach. Google Maps Location
Another exciting adventure can take you to the cliffs. If you are a climber, you can enjoy your sport on these cliffs. If you are a looker, you will be amazed by the majestic views of other Croatian islands. If you are there when the skies are clear you will even be able to see Italy from a distance.
If you should travel to nearby Skrip, don't miss your chance to visit the olive oil museum. This area is very rich in olives. You will have the opportunity to learn a lot about how locals produce them.
Your trip should include a visit to the Blaca Monastery. This is an early 16th-century church. It was built close to a cave. The story goes that two Glagolitic monks escaped from the Turks. The monks then took refuge in a nearby cave. Eventually, they built this magnificent monastery.
The area offers a fantastic opportunity to go kiteboarding, sea kayaking, fishing, snorkeling and diving, and mountain biking. You can also enjoy rock climbing, walking and hiking, wine tasting, visiting historic properties, or just hanging out with the locals. As mentioned before, there is something for everyone.