Island of Brac
The island of Brac is the third largest Croatian island, as well as the largest Dalmatian island. It is 40km long and 12km wide. It belongs to the group of Central Dalmatian islands. The island is known for the Brac stone which was used to build numerous famous buildings in the world, as well as for its attractive tourist destinations. Some of the more popular destinations on the island are, Mirca, Sutivan, Ložišća, Milna, Dračevica, Postira, Bol, Pučišća, Selca, Povlja, Sumartin…
You can experience different adventures which will be the main reason you will want to come back to the island. You can take hiking tours to Dragonja cave or Blaca desert, go for a walk through the ancient quarry under Skripa, windsurfing in the canal near the beach Zlatni Rat, bathing on extraordinary beaches and numerous other adventures. Zlatni Rat, one of the most beautiful beacheson the Adriatic is located on the island of Brac, in the town of Bol. It is a sandy beach which stretches for half a kilometer into the sea, creating one of the biggest attractions on the Adriatic. The peak of the beach changes direction depending on the sea currents and tides.
The island of Brac has excellent connections with the mainland. You can reach Brač by ferry from Split to Supetar and from Makarska to Sumartin. You can look at the timetable on the website: www.jadrolinija.hr
Postira was established in 16th century whilst the first inhabitants were people from Dol and Poljice who moved out of their villages. Numerous stone houses in the port testimonies about the former Brač landowners; among them stands out the Lazanić family’s castle in which Croatian poet Vladimir Nazor (1876 – 1949) was born. The Parish Church built in the middle of 16th century is called after John the Baptist whilst under it have been found remains of an early Christian basilica from 6th century. Even other archaeological sites witnessing the long history of Postira: Mirje on the Mali brig hill where an early Christian monastery complex has been found as well as Lovrečina, one of the most beautiful sand beaches where the early Christian church from 5th/6th century is located.
If you take a walk through the old part of the village, you will feel as if you return to the past times. Moored boats rest around a small bridge from which a number of families greeted their seamen but also eagerly awaited them to come back. Streets paved by pebble stones called kogule with their shapes give honour to local masters, treating them by the fact that they lead to the holiest place - the parish church. Here at Pjaca (square) people danced, sang and watched each other. Closed shutters of the noble houses even today hide secrets about the love meetings succeeded when people came to take water from local fresh water tap, whilst from stone benches games, laughter, quarrels and chatters resound. This small Dalmatian square particularly shines during the fair (fjera) and other holidays as well. A special impression is given by the old tiled roofs which can be seen on the way to the sea, not only for their traditional way of construction, but for the supernatural beings that are believed to have lived in the attics. Macić, vukodlak, marinorgo, as well as fairies will tickle your imagination, particularly if stories about them you hear from the local tellers.
Do not miss the narrowest street called “Let me pass” in Škarić courts, where a large number of konobe (taverns) is located at one place. Friendly hosts will willingly open them and show you what they are proud of.
*kogule– pebble stones used in Dalmatia to pave streets
There are many beaches around, and these are the most popular: Prja, Porat, Rot, Zastivonje, Molo Lozna (This pebble beach is on the east end of Postira and has many facilities, There is a possibility to rent beach chairs and sun umbrellas. The beach also has a coffee bar, and you can rent scooters, pedal boats, kayaks, trampoline), Velo Lozna (Small pebble beach with sand in the sea), Lovrečina (Very attractive sand beach far more to the east. There are the ruins of a large early Christian basilica from the 5th-6th century nearby).
A number of restaurants and konobe (taverns) will satisfy even the most demanding palate. Magic of tastes and scents is reflected in every dish and what is definitely recommended are salty anchovies, Grilled sardines, pašticada (traditional meat dish), grilled lamb and lamb prepared under the baking lid, mendule u cukar (sugar roasted almonds), as well as Dol’s homemade vitalac prepared of lamb’s entrails (typical dish of lamb or goat offal) and hrapoćuša cake included in the list of protected cultural goods of the Republic of Croatia. Island’s treasure – olive oil is the unavoidable ingredient of our gastronomic offer. Complete your experience by tasting the quality local wines among which is worth recommending Plavac mali.