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Brač is known as the island of culture and adventure, so let us take you on a journey around the island’s most memorable and important cultural events and sights! Make sure you download our free mobile app so you can get the big picture as well as easy directions to all of these locations!

  1. Hercules, where art thou?

    Hercules, where art thou?
    In a century far far away, while slaves were still picking stones from an old quarry to build the magnificent palace for Emperor Diocletian, so he has a place to sleep while on vacation in Split, a small but very significant figure appeared in Splitska, just a few kilometers from Supetar. It was the mighty Hercules, arising from rock, to guard the slaves. Legend says... Learn More

    Location: Splitska

  2. White house or pool house?

    White house or pool house?
    So, it has been said many times that the White House in Washington has been built using stones from Pučišća's quarry. Some documentaries were also made depicting this legend. But, is it really true? The story goes like this: one Hungarian trader in the times of Austro-Hungarian Empire allegedly purchased three ships of Brač' stone and then sold it to the United States of America, to be... Learn More

    Location: Pučišća

  3. Dolčevita – road to Pleasureville.

    Dolčevita – road to Pleasureville.
    Dolčevita gastro tour takes you for a walk with beautiful scenery around the island of Brač and brings you the story of its culinary beauty, culture, and tradition! 5 restaurants and agritourism households, as well as two art galleries and family wineries, await you on this road to Pleasureville. Dolčevita path, only 6 kilometers long, will take you to the picturesque villages of Dračevica and... Learn More

    Location: Supetar

  4. All roads lead to bike friendly Sutivan

    All roads lead to bike friendly Sutivan
    Sutivan is truly a bike-friendly destination. Starting from Vanka regule, followed by bike-friendly accommodation, all the way up to restaurants specialized for cyclists! Sutivan has you covered! Depending on your condition and desires, you may choose from three different types of trails - Maestral, Tramuntana, and Levant. These are also types of winds, which will blow through your hair as you ride along the sea... Learn More

    Location: Sutivan

  5. Mrduja – somewhere in between

    Mrduja – somewhere in between
    It’s a centuries-long dispute among two islands – Brač and Šolta, about the third small island, not bigger than a regular house. Mrduja is its name and it is situated just in between these two islands creating arguments about which it belongs to. So, the fishermen had an idea – why don’t we just try to pull it and see who wins! So, every year,... Learn More

    Location: Milna

  6. Koloč that makes your wishes come true

    Koloč that makes your wishes come true
    Legend says that if you cross under this Earth’s work of art, your wishes will most definitely come true. The only trouble is – there’s a huge pit underneath so you kinda have to be a great free climber! However, if you decide you want to try to make your wishes come true in an old fashioned way, by working hard, you’ll still enjoy this... Learn More

    Location: Nerežišća

  7. International summer music school Pučišća

    International summer music school Pučišća
    International summer music school Pučišća is one of the longest summer traditions on Brač. July and August are filled with amazing music coming from the center of Pučišća! Each summer in July and August in Pučišća on the Island of Brač, music courses are held for a range of instruments in classical, jazz and pop music. The duration of each course is ten days. Instructions... Learn More

    Location: Pučišća

  8. Was Brač named after Trojan warrior Antenor?

    Was Brač named after Trojan warrior Antenor?
    There is a legend among the islanders that Antenor, a well-known Trojan warrior, became responsible for the name of island Brač. You can not see the connection between the two? Well, you have to know the entire legend to see it. The legend actually says that the Trojan warrior Antenor run away in Greek province called Ambrachia, right after Troja was destroyed. After a while,... Learn More

    Location: Bol

  9. House inside a house

    House inside a house
    House inside a house is a sight you do not see that often! Imagine you enter a house and there you find another house. Are you hallucinating or are you going crazy? Guess what! It is neither of those things. Sometimes in the 19th century, three rich brothers wanted to build a big house for their families. The problem was they wanted to do it... Learn More

    Location: Bol

  10. Bracera built Brač

    Bracera built Brač
    So, people say that islanders are more fond of boats than cars. In some way it is logical. But in Brač way it is definitely the truth. Living on a part of land surrounded by the sea brings up the need for building a boat for all sorts of needs. Bracera is a wooden wide boat with only one sail. It is made as a... Learn More

    Location: Postira

Frequently asked questions

Ok, so I got to the island. What now?

Ah, our favourite question. 🙂 Here are just some ideas!

#1 EAT.

We’ve gathered only the best of the best restaurants, taverns, farms etc. to give you the opportunity to enjoy only the best island food, made from fresh, local ingredients. Check out our selection at gastronomy section of our website.

#2 SLEEP.

Do as locals do – eat well, sleep well! Again, only the best of Brač accommodation awaits you on our website, gathered under Accommodation section. Feel like royalty while you’re here!

#3 HAVE FUN.

There’s so much to see and do, all around Croatia, this truly amazing country. But, there’s even more of this awesomeness on island Brač! Here you’ll find dragons, Hercules, night sailing, poetry reading, electric dancing, graffiti painting, and that doesn’t even begin to cover it! So, here’s an idea. Browse through or culture section, plan some morning activities, go swimming in some of our beautiful villages, and the check the calendar to plan your night!

#4 AND MORE FUN.

You want more? Glad to hear it, cause there’s always something else to do on Brač! Choose your adventure, book a boat, safari tour, sightseeing or something more dangerous – Brač has it all!

#5 GET BRAČ PASS.

To enjoy yourself to the fullest, get yourself a copy of Brač Pass – interactive tour guide, with lots of discounts, interesting facts and prizes you can win!

* For getting around the island, we suggest using the local transportation. Click here for online booking with a discount!

I really want to visit Brač! How do I do that?!

Brač is an island which can be reached by sea and air. Here are some basics.

BY SEA ///

There are two ferry lines connecting Brač with a land.

First is in Supetar, connecting Brač with Split, and the second is on Sumartin, connecting Brač with Makarska. There is a third port that can be reached by regular local boat lines, and that is Bol, on the south part of the island. Here, you can reach Brač from Split, or from a neighbouring island Hvar. More information about ferry lines and timetables you may find here.

Also, if you own or rent boats, you may just sail into any place on island Brač. We suggest Brač Deluxe for transfers!

BY AIR ///

Brač has its own small airport, situated in the middle of the island. More and more flights are introduced each year, and all the necessary information you may find on the airport’s website. If you need transportation from the airport to any other place on the island, may we suggest contacting some of the #bestofbrac service providers, such as Taxi Peša, Brač DeluxeRent a Motorino or M&B rent. Check them out!

Once you’re on the island, rent a car, use taxis or local transportation. For online booking with discount, click here.

All the emergency numbers you might need but we hope you won’t!

POLICIJSKA POSTAJA BRAČ // POLICE STATION BRAČ

Mladena Vodanovića 25 – 21 400 Supetar
+385 21 631 145 / 112

DOM ZDRAVLJA SUPETAR, HITNA POMOĆ // HOSPITAL, ER

Mladena Vodanovića 24 – 21 400 Supetar
+ 385 21 630 959

HRVATSKA GORSKA SLUŽBA SPAŠAVANJA // CROATIAN MOUNTAIN RESCUE SERVICES

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