One of the most beautiful Croatian islands has a little bit for everyone. From divine beaches, adventurous sports, delicious Mediterranean cuisine all the way to the incredible nature with olive fields and vineyards. It’s just an hour ferry ride from Split so don’t miss a chance to spend at least one day on Brac while there.
What’s the best time to visit Brac?
Summer – definitely! Yes, some places can get a bit busy during the High season (July-August) but it’s the time of the year you can get the best of this place. Not to mention a lot of things are just closed during the cold months.
What’s good to know about Brac?
Brač is the highest and most populated Croatian island. Being just an hour ferry ride from Split, it’s a popular weekend destination for many locals and a nice summer getaway for tourists. It’s famous for its olive oil tradition as the most of the locals produce one of the best virgin olive oils in the world. The white stone excavated from the Pucisca quarry was used as a construction material in many famous building, including Diocletians palace in Split and the White house in Washington DC, at least that’s what they say.
One Day on Brac Itinerary
Top things to do on Brac, Croatia
Follow this guide and make the best of your trip even if you’re short on time. These are the top sights and things to do on your one day on Brac.
Take a ferry ride to Supetar
Take a ferry ride early in the morning from the Split ferry port. Drink your morning espresso on the ferry deck and enjoy the scenic morning delight. The ferry operates very frequently at any time of the year, especially in the summer.
Stroll around Supetar town
Once you step on the island, you’re gonna find yourself in Supetar, the biggest and most populated town on Brač. The town itself is picturesque and charming, but busy comparing to the other places on the island.
Visit the Pucisca town and Check out the stone masons school
Take a bus or taxi to the Pućišća town, one of the most charming places on the island. The place it’s known for its quarry and the nicest white stone products. Visit the Stone Masons school to check out the work and the techniques of the stone modeling and sculpturing.
Try the local olive oil and wine
There are many people on the island selling their wine and olive oil products at their homes. If you see a sign that says you can buy some, don’t hesitate to do so. If you’re interested you can always find somebody to explain you how they produce it.
Enjoy the Panoramic View at Vidova gora
On your way to the other side of the island stop at the highest point of the island – Vidova gora. The place can’t be reached by bus, so either take a cab or hitchhike. The view from the top of the hill is stunning – you’ll see the whole surrounding archipelago in front of you.
Visit the Bol town and the famous Zlatni Rat beach
Thanks to the stunning beaches and loads of adventure and sport activities, Bol has set off as one of the most famous island destinations in Croatia. The main beach, Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn), with its unique shape and crystal clear waters on both sides, was recognized as one of the most beautiful beaches in the World. Spend some time at the beach and try some of many sport activities. There is a nice summer breeze each afternoon, so it’s a great spot for some windsurfing and kitesurfing.
Explore the hidden beaches of Murvica
If you want to escape the Golden Horn crowd and have a private beach for your own – check out the Murvica area. There are many well hidden, pebble beaches in the area. There’s no real road that goes there so you can mostly reach it only by foot.
Try one of many Croatian seafood dishes
The cuisine of the Brač island is famous for its combination of authentic dishes and Mediterranean gastronomy influence. That results in dozens of very delicious seafood dishes prepared with the local olive oil, served with the local wine. It’s recommended to find some great restaurant near the sea and have a taste of it.
Spend a night at Varadero bar
Even being a small island town, nights in Bol can be exciting. Check out the Varadero bar in the very center of the old town for some dance music and cocktails. The bar is open during the summer and has a nice summer vibe.
Where to stay on the Brac island?
Hotel Osam is a luxurious, adults-only hotel, located in the historic centre of Supetar town. It features a la carte restaurant, a wine room, outdoor pool and a rooftop bar with a beautiful view of Supetar harbor. The hotel is open throughout the year.
Bluesun Hotel Elaphusa
Bluesun Hotel Elaphusa is one of the most exclusive hotels on the island located in Bol town, right next to the beach. Wide range of room amenities and extra facilities such as fitness center, tennis center and an outdoor and indoor pools will make your stay both active and relaxing.
Boutique Hotel Bol
Boutique Hotel Bol is a small boutique hotel that blends contemporary design and luxurious extras where you can relax with all your senses. It features an outdoor swimming pool with sundeck, a gym and sauna facilities.
Make your trip to Brac island even more exciting! Check out Tripadvisor for the detailed list of all the activities and organized tours on Brac island or around the area.
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