Brač

Island Brac is the biggest Dalmatian island and among ll the islands in the Adriatic sea, it has the highest top – it’s the Vidova gora on 778 metres above the sea level.

Departing from the Split ferry port to the Brac island, you will arrive to Supetar, the main port of the island.

On the north side of the island, we will find the Kopacina cave that is an archaeological site with remains that date back to paleozoic era. In the Vicja bay near Lozisce there is another archaeological site  – remains from the time of ancient Greece are now a part of the Archaeological museum in Split.

Also close to Supetar there is the village Splitska, a port where from the famous white Brac stone was brought to Split and was mostly used to build the Diocletian’s palace. On the subject of stone processing tradition, apart from being next to one of the oldest quarries, Pucisca village has the famous stone carving school established.

For the people that love cultural and historic monuments, it would be worth to mention that the island has plenty christian churches dating from the Middle Age, most important being the one in Splitska, from the 13th century and the one in Postira from the 15th centura A.D.

On the south side of the island it would be worth to mention the Bol village and it’s superpopulat beact Zlatni rat, and the hermitage from the 15th century called Pustinja Blaca. Initially this was a cave witha stone fence, but in the course of the years the hermits built sleeping chambers, kitchen, warehouse, chapel and other buildings. Some 50 years ago, the hermitage has become completely deserted. The Pustinja Blaca, being located so close to a naked cliff is one of the visually most interesting tourist destinations on the island.

From the gastronomic point of view, the island is famous for it’s lamb, wine and olive oil. For the real foodies we reccomend tasting a simple but famous meat dish specific for this island – vitalac.