Island Brac

The largest island of the central Dalmatian group of islands. It is separated from the mainland by the Brac Channel, from the island of Solta by the so-called Splitska Vrata (Split Gate) and from the Island of Hvar by the Hvar Channel.

The highest peak of the island, Vidova Gora (Vitus' Mount) (778 m), is also the highest peak of all Croatian islands.

The largest places are Pucisca and Supetar. Major farming products are olive oil, wine and fruit (sour cherries and almonds); chief occupations include also livestock breeding and fishing. Fish canneries are located in Postira and Milna.

Major quarries, where the famous Brac building stone is excavated, are located near Pucisca, Selca, Postira, Splitska and Donji Humac (this kind of building stone was used in the construction of the White House in Washington and the Palace of Diocletian in Split).

A road network has been constructed throughout the island; ferry lines Split - Supetar, Makarska - Sumartin; ship lines with Supetar and Bol. Airport 'Brac' (for smaller aircraft) is located above Bol.

We invite you to explore this unique island that offers everything one needs for an unforgettable holiday in an unspoiled natural enviroment.

Rich cultural and historic heritage that dates back to pre-historic times, unique gastronomy, beautiful beaches and bays, crystal blue sea, high quality accommodation in private facilities and the hospitality of the local people are the guarantees of a holiday you will always remember.


Sumartin is the youngest fishermen's- village on Brac. The ferry-port in Sumartin connects a part of the island with the land, with Makarska.

Situated on the regional road running along the island.

Chief occupations are farming, viniculture, olive growing, fishing and tourism. The village set in the vicinity of the big quarries, used the stone for the paving of lanes, for the dents (the nails) on the house walls, for the doorways and for the stone seats in the shade of the clumps of trees in the Sumartin yards.


With its 3500 inhabitants Supetar is the biggest settlement on the island Brac, and the centre of the island. Beside the beaches and restaurants, we recommend you to visit the parish church of Mary Annunciation, Leroj (bell-tower with watch) and the church museum, the neo- Byzantine mausoleum of the family Petrinovic which dominates over the bay of Supetar.

You will see all around Supetar, mostly in olive- plantages and vineyards, but also on other places on the island Brac, many bunje, stony field- houses of round ground-plan with a doom as roof. It is supposed that the first houses of the pre- historical man looked like this. Today they serve generally for the keeping of agricultural tools.

Beautiful beaches and nature, good tourist and gastronomic offer, rich cultural and historical heritage make Supetar ideal place for active holiday.

c. BOL

Bol is situated on the southern part of the island Brac, and is the oldest town on the coast of Brac. This little town was founded long ago and became an extraordinary tourist oasis because of the wide gravel and sandy beaches which expands over 10 km and the sources of drinking water. It is not possible to avoid the Zlatni rat, certainly the most beautiful beach on the Adriatic sea, whose cape is turning one moment to one side and the other moment to the other side playing a strange game with the wind and the waves.

Above Bol is rising the highest top of the Adriatic islands, Vidova gora (778 m). Bol is only 15 km away from the international tourist and sports airport "Brac", and excellent connected with the fast lines to the coast, but also with a ferry- line from Supetar.

It fascinates with crystal clear water, wonderful nature and the beauty of the stony island houses. This little town has kept its Mediterranean spirit. The narrow, stony little roads and the wide piazzetas are simple and typically mediteranneous noisy.

Beside a huge number of little restaurants by the sea, discotheques and clubs, this place offers also relaxing moments with tender Dalmatian klapa (a capella songs), concerts of prominent opera singers, theatre, and art exhibitions of popular Croatian artists who have found in the silence of Bol their moments of inspiration. As the biggest tourist centre on the island, Bol offers its guests, a big tennis stadium with 1820 sitting places on which every year the tennis elite is coming together - the players of the popular competitions Jadranska rivijera and WTA Croatian Bol ladies Open.

Bol is ideal for the lovers of little football, volleyball, basketball, byciclis, and the extreme sports (trekking, free climbing...), the water sports like diving and windsurfing. In the aquatorium of Bol you will find a true paradise for surfers, always attractive because of the extraordinary good winds.