Category: travel to Croatia’s Brač Island

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Holidays in Croatia’s Brač Island | The largest among the central Dalmatian islands.

Island Brac, the largest island of the central Dalmatian group of islands, the third largest among the Adriatic islands; area 394.57 sq km; population 13,824. It is separated from the mainland by the Brac Channel, from the island of Solta by the so-called Splitska Vrata (Split Gate) and from the Island of Hvar by the Hvar Channel. The highest peak of the island, Vidova Gora (Vitus’ Mount) (778 m), is also the highest peak of all Croatian islands. The limestone part of the coast is rocky and steep, while the rest is rather low and sandy (on the southern side from Farska to Bol, and on the northern side from Sutivan to Supetar). Brac is well connected to the mainland by ferry lines from Split and Makarska. Ferry ports on the island are located in Supetar and Sumartin. During the summer season, ferries on the line Split – Supetar drive during the day almost every hour, and the ride takes no more than 50 minutes. Ferry line between Makarska and Sumartin is slightly shorter and cheaper, recommended for guests who intend to spend holidays on the east side of the island. There is an airport on Brac, located 14 km from Bol and 32 km from Supetar. It is open only during the summer season. Island’s main road leading from Supetar reach most parts of the island. Brac quarries are the symbol of the island. from there stone is taken out since the time of Roman rule until today. The stone from Brac is known for its quality and whiteness, and it was used to built some of the most important buildings, including the Cathedral in Sibenik. The two stone-masonry schools and one art colony in the Lower Humac and Pucisca offer programs teaching and training techniques stonemason, under the guidance of qualified mentors.