Brač is famous for two things: one is its radiant white stone, which was used to build Diocletian’s Palace in Split and the White House in Washington, DC! The second thing being Zlatni Rat, a long pebbly beach at Bol extending lasciviously into the Adriatic and adorning 90% of Croatia’s tourism posters. Brač is the largest island in central Dalmatia, with several towns, sleepy villages and a dramatic Mediterranean landscape of steep cliffs, inky waters and pine forests. The interior is scattered with rocks – the result of the back-breaking labour of women who, over hundreds of years, gathered the rocks to clear land for vineyards and olive, fig, almond, and sour-cherry orchards.

The tough living conditions meant a lot of people moved to the mainland for work, leaving the interior almost deserted. Exploring Brač’s stone villages is an amazing experience. The two main centres, Supetar and Bol, are quite different: Supetar is pleasant if unassuming, while Bol revels in its more exclusive appeal.

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Beach on Brac

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT BRAČ:

1) Zlatni Rat beach is the most famous beach in Croatia
2) The oldest Wine Association in Dalmatia dates back to 1903, located in Bol
3) It’s famous for its stone and marble production
4) It’s the highest peak island in Croatia – Mt. Vidova Gora

Things to do in Brač

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DESIRE 2 Bol on Brač

Beach Bol

Bol is the oldest coastal settlement on Brač. It exists in the solitude of the southern landscape, at the foot of the Bol crown and Vidova Mountain – the highest point of all the Adriatic islands at 778 meters.

Vidova Gora mountain on Brač island and Zlatni Rat beach in Bol aerial view Dalmatia, Croatia

Vidova Mountain

Vidova Gora (778m) is the highest peak on the island of Brač, as well as the highest mountain peak on the Adriatic. From the top of Vidova Gora, there is a divine view of Bol, Zlatni Rat, and the island of Hvar. It is located in the southern part of Brač, just above Bol.

Pustinja Blaca stone desert hermitage on Brač island, Dalmatia, Croatia

Blaca Monastery

The Blaca desert is special in so many ways it’s sufficient to say you won’t find anything similar anywhere else! It stretches for fifty-six acres, between Dragovode and Blaca bay. It is considered a desert because of the scarce nature which surrounds the beautiful monastery, which in itself holds the second largest telescope in Europe.  Today, this is one of the most favourite hiking destinations and picture worthy sights.