White-pebble beaches, turquoise bays and traditional limestone buildings make Brac one of the most enchanting islands in Croatia. Marooned in the Adriatic Sea, it’s dotted with sun-drenched towns, villages and beach resorts. Top up your tan on postcard-perfect beaches, explore a centuries-old monastery and devour ocean-fresh seafood.
Things to do in Brač
Supetar, the island’s lively main town, is a natural base for exploring Brac. Relax on the horseshoe-shaped beach and admire the beautiful Baroque architecture. The palm-lined marina is dotted with seafood restaurants where you can enjoy grilled octopus, mussels simmered in white wine and other classic Dalmatian dishes.
Zlatni Rat, also known as the Golden Cape, is one of the most stunning beaches on the island. The beach juts 400 metres into the Adriatic Sea and is fringed by gleaming white pebbles. Bask in the sunshine and cool off in the crystal-clear water. A tree-lined pedestrian promenade links Zlatni Rat with the nearby town of Bol.
The seaside town of Pucisca boasts some of the best-preserved historic buildings on the island. The most beautiful buildings are made from locally quarried white limestone, which was also used to build the magnificent Diocletian’s Palace in Split. Access is via a short but steep hiking trail.
The remote Blaca Hermitage cascades down a rocky cliffside and has been home to Croatian monks since the 15th century. Guided tours take you behind the scenes of the ancient monastery. Hike up to the 778-metre-high Vidova Gora viewpoint for cinematic views over neighbouring islands like Hvar and Vis.
Getting around Brač
All towns, villages and resorts on Brac are pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. Rental cars are a fast and flexible way to explore the island, while scooters and quad bikes are also popular. Taxi boats are an easy way to access remote beaches and ferries run between Supetar and Split in around one hour.