The enchanting Island of Brac is the largest island in central Dalmatia and the third largest amongst the Adriatic islands. It is a mere 6 kms from the shores of Split, with its international airport, and there are frequent ferries and taxi boat services running between the island and the mainland throughout the season.
Brac is known as the island of stone and wind. ‘Island of stone’ due to the fact that the finest quality stone has been quarried here for centuries by highly skilled and hardworking local stonemasons. It has been used to build not only the local cathedrals but also a number of prestigious buildings throughout the world, one of which is the White House.
Brac is known as the island of wind, because as keen windsurfers will know, there is nowhere in the Adriatic where a landward breeze blows in the way that it does in the channel between Brac and Hvar. This is particularly evident at the beautiful spit of sand, known as Zlatni Rat, the shape of which actually changes depending on the direction of the wind and waves.
The highest peak of the island of Brac, Vidova Gora (Vitus' Mount) is, at 778 metres, also the highest peak on all the Croatian islands. The limestone section of its coast is rocky and steep, while the rest is rather low and pebbly (on the southern side from Farska to Bol, and on the northern side from Sutivan to Supetar). As well as normal ferry lines offering regular services there are private boat transfers to and from Split for those who want to add a little luxury to their holiday on Brac.
The Island of Brac is rich in cultural and historic heritage, dating back to pre-historic times. It is home to beautiful, small towns, oozing character, with real charm and atmosphere. A holiday on Brac has much to offer, including excellent cuisine, beautiful bays, famous beaches such as Zlatni Rat in Bol, crystal-clear sea, lush green pine forests and, of course, high quality hotels. In fact the island of Brac could just be top of our list of places to holiday in Croatia!