Apartments for rent, holiday in Croatia along the beautiful Adriatic Coast
Useful pastime during the vacation, sights of Brač
Supetar is the capital of the island, with various shops and entertainment venues. The port got its name from Saint Peter, its biggest sights are the mausoleum of the Petrovič family, the Mary Church from the XVIII. century, and the clock tower next to it. You can also join a day trip with boats to the northern part of the island; to the mainland to Omiš, river Cetina; or mainland to Trogir, with sea fishing.
Nerezisća, the former capital of the island is located far from the sea, in the middle of the island. As the coasts populated, it lost it importance, most of the houses are inhabitant, but the cityhall and the Saint Michael church is worth a visit. An local curiousity is the chapel on the main square – a pine literally grew through the building. Not far from here we can find the fascinating Kolač rock formation.
Skrip is the oldest settlement of the island. An ancient fortress from the XVI. century is situated here, that is now home of the local history museum of Brač, founded on the collection of the Radojković family. The museum also comprises archaeological discoveries from caves, relics from the island’s Illir (Greek) and Romanic history, paintings, books, and photos about contemporary history as well.
Postira is a picturesque fishing village. The island’s fish processing centre is located here.
Dol is a small village in a valley full of tangerine plantations. It also proudly gives home to the famous Konoba Toni restaurant, which represents the traditional cuisine of the region. There is also a wine museum in this small town.
The famous, almost marble-stiff, white limestone of Brač from Pucisca’s quarries has been traded even in the antiquity. This material was used to cover imperator Diocletianus’ palace in Split, the building of Reichstag, the Viennese parliament and the White House in Washington. There is a stonemason school in the town, many of the street’s candelabras and banks are carved out of this stone.
In Lovrečina-bay you can find the ruins of the three-nave church of St. Lovre from the V. century. The area’s speciality is that an underground gully washes the red soil of the northern valleys all the way to the sea, leaving a sandy shore behind. Because of this stream, the top of the sea is colder, and the beach is shallow for a long way.
The oldest Croatian language artefact from 1184, the Povaljska listina was found in Povlja, in a Benedictine monastery built on the ruins of an Early Christian church from the V-VI. century. The documents are kept by the Church community of Pusisca, a copy of them can be found in the local history museum in Skrip.
Postinja Blača (founded in 1588, still functionating monastery and observatory) lays on this hillside, in a picturesque strait. Due to the frequent pirate attacks and the inner fertile lands, there were only few coastal towns on Brač. In times of danger, the local people would hide in the monastery and seek shelter. The rich library of the monastery has several poljieka (the Cyrillic alphabet the Croatians used once) manuscript and maps from the XVII. century.
Island Brač is 40 km long, the 3rd largest island of the Adriatic Sea. Its highest peak is Vidova Gora (778 m), from where you can see all Dalmatian islands, even the Italian shore in clear weather. Near the viewpoint you can find the ruins of early Christian Saint Vitus temple (whom the mountain is named after). The terraced terrain rising from Split leads to a plateau. The hillside’s south-western side, which faces island Hvar steeply breaks down all the way to the Adriatic Sea.
You can find the Golden Horn (Zlatni Rat) in Bol, a 650-meters-long pebble reef entering the sea, that shapes as the wind blows every day. This is the perfect destination for the lovers of surf and water sports. There is a monument to a Dominican monastery from the XV. century in Bol. Today, this monastery gives home to a botanic garden and a museum, where you can see baroque paintings (like an altarpiece by Tintoretto) and ancient and prehistoric archaeological finds.
The Dragoncave (Dragonjina spilja) is located 7 km from Bol, next to Murvica. This used to be a XV. century church, where Croatian priests held worship. They carved several mythological symbol in the cliff, next to the dragon relief.
Sutivan is a rapidly developing settlement. There are many monuments in the city, the church of Sv. Ivan (whom the city is named after) is from the period of Early Christianity, from the VI. century. Sutivan’s cemetery is the only place in Croatia where catacombs were found, counting 126 underground graves. The is also a Hungarian diver base in Sutivan. You can find a sandy shore in the near Livka bay.
You can find Park prirode, a well-designed, 12.000 square meter zoo in the middle of a pine forest, only 3 km from Sutivan.
Lozisca is a scenic village built on stone glade.
One of the most interesting sight is the cave Kopačina next to Donji Humac, where researchers found the footsteps of cavemen – this is the oldest place to find them in Dalmatia.
Milna used to be the winter gathering centre for the island’s shepherds with its plateaus protected from the wind. This is how it developed and became an administration town by the end of the XVII. century. This is when they founded the church. A baroque parish building was founded next to it a century later, where a priory still functionates.
Milna’s two neighbour bays worth mentioning are Lucice and Osibova. The latter hosts the ruins of Romanesque temple of Sv. Josip (Saint Joseph).
We can also walk to the charming Bobovisca bay and same called town from the apartments.
Full day trips, or sights to visit on the drive to/from Milna