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Brač, Croatia

Brac Island

Experience the true Croatian lifestyle in this historic destination

Brac Island is the largest island of the central Dalmation group and it’s reached by a short (approximately 50 minute) ferry ride from Split. Brac can offer everything for a memorable holiday in a fantastic location; it’s rich in culture plus it has some wonderful beaches and a choice of excellent accommodation.

The island is less crowded than some of its neighbours like Korcula and Hvar Island, making it the ideal destination for a peaceful relaxing break away from home and the perfect way to experience the authentic Croatian life style.

Supetar is located on the north coast and has a horseshoe-shaped beach. This is the island’s main town and ferry port where visitors arrive when travelling from Split. Take a walk through the town to enjoy charming squares, cobblestone streets and a wonderful choice of eateries where you can eat the best Croatian cuisine.

Bol is very popular with holidaymakers, largely due to the white-pebble beach (Zlanti rat/Golden Horn). This long pebble beach extends up to 500m out into the sea and it’s a big hit with fans of parasailing and windsurfing. The town also has a lovely harbour promenade, plenty of shops and restaurants and some interesting historical sights to explore. It’s also well placed to visit Vidova Gora, the island’s highest mountain where you can enjoy breathtaking views from the summit.

Splitska, Pucisca or Milna are more peaceful resorts best suited for a ‘get away from it all’ holiday.

Get in touch with Designer Travel and we can tailor-make your ideal holiday to Brac Island or anywhere else in the world. Whether you’re looking for five-star luxury, somewhere off the beaten track, a boutique retreat or you want to plan a hiking or sightseeing holiday, we can help. We have many experts who have been to Croatia so they know the country, the islands, the culture and the accommodation that would best suit your needs. Plus, as Designer Travel are independent, we have access to thousands of flights and accommodation options so you can rest assured you’re being given the best choice of what’s available. Add to that our ATOL bonding and full after sales service, and you’ll see why customers are choosing to book with us and return to do so again year after year. To get your next luxury holiday search started, simply fill in the enquiry form or give us a call – we’d be delighted to assist.

Key Highlights
  • It takes less than an hour on the ferry from Split to reach Brac Island
  • Windsurfers love the Golden Horn beach in Bol
  • Supetar is the island’s main town and it has a crescent shaped beach
  • The rocky shores are a wonderful place to try your hand at scuba diving in the crystal clear waters
  • Head inland for lush countryside ideal for mountaineers, hikers and bikers
  • Hike up Vidova Gora to enjoy absolutely breathtaking views over Golden Horn beach and beyond
  • You could take a day trip by ferry to Split or Hvar Island
  • The bus service is regular but note that all services begin or end in Supetar so you may have to travel there first
  • Car hire is an easy way to navigate the island
  • Talk to us about twin-centre holidays in Croatia
  • If you want to stay close to the beach in Supetar, take a look at Hotel Villa Adriatica

Travel Information

Time Difference: GMT +1 hour

Currency: Kuna

Climate Information

The warmest months are May to October with average temperatures of between 18 to 25°C.

During this period rainfall is very slight with July being the driest month. From November to March temperatures dip to an average of 9 to 13°C.

Leisure & Activities

Supetar
Supetar is the capital of the island. Surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and orchards, it also has a beautiful sandy beach which has its own watersports centre. There is an appealing harbour with medieval streets which creates a unique atmosphere. A visit to the 18th century Church of Annunciation is well worthwhile with its stunning paintings and monumental staircase.

Vidova Mountain
At 780m, Vidova Mountain is the highest peak of the Adriatic archipelago. It’s possible to hike up the mountain trail starting from Gospa Karmelska and it takes approximately two hours. The view from the top is breathtaking with views overlooking the Adriatic coast. On a clear day you can see Monte Gargano in Italy.

Beaches
The beaches on Brac Island are mostly pebble and rocky, but there are a few sandy beaches including the one at Supetar. On the northern coast, between Sutivan and Postira, you can find numerous small coves with stunning scenery.

Hotels in Brac Island