Brač is famous for two things: its radiant white stone, used to build Diocletian’s Palace in Split and the White House in Washington, DC (oh, yes!), and Zlatni Rat, the long pebbly beach at Bol that extends lasciviously into the Adriatic and adorns 90% of Croatia’s tourism posters. It’s 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 that a lot of people moved to the mainland for work, leaving the interior almost deserted. Exploring Brač’s stone villages is a lovely 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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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 island peak and at the same time the highest point of all Adriatic islands (778 m).
Blaća desert is special in so many ways it’s sufficient to say you won’t find anything similar anywhere near or far. It stretches on fifty-six acres, between Dragovode and Blaća bay. It is considered a desert, because of the scarce nature which surrounds the lovely monastery. Blaća desert was a home to many generations of monks since the seventeenth century. For a time in history this was the main school attended by pupils from the small villages nearby. The monastery holds the second largest telescope in Europe, which hasn’t been used for ages. Today, this is one of the most favorite hiking destinations and picture worthy sightings.
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The restaurant with the longest tradition and distinctive cuisine is located in very center of town’s port. It occupies two floors of an old stone house built in traditional dalmatian style. On the first floor is a restaurant with kitchen and barbecue grill. There is also a restaurant terrace, which is open during the tourist season. The terrace offers a magnificent view of the whole port and the island of Hvar in the distance