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 it would be ideal to spend One Day in 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 (late July-late 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 gateway 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 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.
One Day on Brac Itinerary:
Top things to do on Brac, Croatia
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 would be a bit harder to reach 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 water 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 Croatian island is famous for its combination of authentic dishes and Mediterranean gastronomy influence. The result is 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 go pretty wild. Check out the Varadero bar in the very center of the old town for some cocktails, music and partying. The bar is open during the summer and has a nice summer vibe.
In case you have more than just one day on Brač check out Tripadvisor for detailed list of all the top things to do on the island of Brac.
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