5 things we bet you didn’t know about Brač
You’ve all heard of the Golden Cape (Zlatni rat) beach, of the great lamb and even better olive oil. You also know something about the rich history of stonemasonry, but, we bet you didn’t know this!
#1 ANCIENT GAMBLING DICE
One of the three most important ancient shipwreck in the Adriatic took place right near Sutivan, only 800 meters from the bay Likva. This site is very special because among the many objects, one stone dice for gambling was found, which is certainly a rarity for underwater sites. If you enjoy diving and exploring, this is a must see!
#2 PREHISTORIC PEOPLE OF BRAČ
One of the oldest traces of prehistoric human in the Adriatic was found right here, on the island of Brač. The remains were found in Kopačina cave and are kept at the Museum of the island of Brač in Škrip as well as in the local tavern of the same name, in Donji Humac. The cave is divided into two parts, and the depth is twelve meters.
#3 THE GOOD AND A BAD “DEMON(S)” OF DOL
Small ethno eco village Dol has been haunted for ages, by two ancient creatures – Macić and Viver. Macić is a villain represented as an inexplicable light, playful and naughty, while Viver is often heard but never seen – it hides in one of many caves in Dol. Visit this magical place and learn all about them!
#4 ASTEROID BRAČ
Brač has an asteroid named after it! 10645 Brač is a “stony Eunomia asteroid from the middle region of the asteroid belt, approximately 10 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered by Croatian astronomer Korado Korlević at Višnjan Observatory, Croatia, on 14 March 1999”, says Wikipedia (cause who’d remember all the details?!).
#5 TOLSTOY PARK
If you’ve ever been to Selca, then you must have seen the Tolstoy Park. This park was made as a result of local fascination by ideas of doctor Matej Bencur who adored literary works of Tolstoy and Turgenev, and was subscribed to the Russian newspapers. As a thank you to the doctor, for his contribution to the community, people of Selca put up a statue of Lav Tolstoy. Some even say this is the first monument dedicated to him in the world!