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Brac (pronounced Bratch) is one of the most famous Croatian Islands in the Adriatic Sea. Covering an area of 153 Sq. Miles (396 Km2), Brac is the third largest Island in the Adriatic Sea. Stretching 48 km long and 14 km wide, Brac is the longest and the highest Island in Dalmatia. Brac Island is home to some of the best beaches in Croatia.
Visit Brac Island for an unparalleled experience of un-spoilt, authentic Island life and its spectacular beaches
One of the major attractions on the Brac Island, Lucice Bay is a beautiful spot for cave divers. The underwater cave here is just 3 m deep and offers two dives, one deeper and the other shallower. The underwater offers an interesting sight with its colorful fauna such as Corals, Sponges, Stalagmites, and Stalactites.
This beautiful harbor town is the main port of entry on Brac Island. Supetar is home to around 3500 inhabitants, making it the largest city on the Island. This quaint little town is dotted with local Cafés and shops. The abundant vegetation of Olive Groves, Orchards, Vineyards, the Vlacica Bay and serene beaches add to the enchanting charm of this quiet town.
Bol, a little village, is best known for the Zlatni Rat or the Golden Beach. One of the most beautiful beaches of Croatia, Zlatni Rat is known for its curious transition from deep & sunny to dark and shallow, depending on the direction of wind and waves. With human existence found from the Roman times, Bol is sprinkled with historical exhibits. A 15th Century Palace, Citadels and Dominican Monastery are telltale signs of Bol’s rich history. Bol is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Croatia.
Splitska is a tiny settlement of only 400 people located very close to Supetar. Dotted with swaying palm trees and tree houses, the Splitska sea front paints a pretty picture. In the earlier day, Splitska Bay was used as the loading point for the Brac Stone that was used in building the Diocletian Palace in Split.
Another beautiful village on the Island, Pucisca is known for the School for the Stonemasons. This famous school has an annual enrollment of 100 students. The School in itself is a stunning building made of Brac stone and is a major tourist attraction for learning the art of stone carving.
Skrip is the oldest village on the Island with some exciting attractions. Skrip is home to a fascinating Native Museum and also a Museum of Olive Oil. Remnants of Old Castles, ancient walls and such other exhibits visit Skrip worthwhile.
How to Get Tickets?
You can book your tickets either offline or online through its website.
How To Get Around?
Daily Car Ferries connect the mainland in Split and Makarska with the Brac Island. A Catamaran line that runs through the year connects the Island with Split and Island Hvar. Brac Island also has a small airport that accommodates charter planes. In the summer season, regular charter plane service is available from Vienna to Brac. Autotrans operates daily bus services between the villages on the Island. There is a direct bus service to Supetar from all communities. Please refer to the Autotrans Timetable for bus service schedules between towns and also service during summer/winter seasons that tend to be different. It is more convenient to rent a car for getting around on the Island.
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The official currency of Croatia is the Croatian Kuna.
How To Get There?
By Flight, the nearest International Airport to the Island is the Split Airpot, Split. Between May to October, Croatian Airlines runs flights from Zagreb to Brac. By Ferry, car Ferries are the best mode of transport from Split to Supetar and the travel time is close to one hour. The frequency of ferry service is less during winters. There is a daily ferry service from Dubrovnik to Bol only in summers.
August is the busiest month on the Island. You may find long lines to Ferries, expensive accommodation and huge crowds on the beaches. If you are looking for a relatively quieter Island and serene beaches, try to avoid traveling in August. Learning a few essential Croatian words will go a long way in making your trip smooth. Carry Cash, all private accommodations and few restaurants operate on cash basis only. Rubber shoes are more appropriate as the Croatian beaches are rocky and pebbly. Flip flops may prove to be uncomfortable on these beaches. You are required to arrive at the Ferry well in advance. Check the operator for arrival rules.