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Island of culture and adventure!

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 prepare your copy of Brač Pass so you can get the big picture as well as some great discounts for museums and such!

  1. Who’s the prettiest sheep among the cattle?

    Who’s the prettiest sheep among the cattle?
    Famous cattle fair is taking place for more than two decades on the slopes of Vidova gora, in the former pastoral habitat Gažul. This summer cattle fair of livestock and exhibition of indigenous breeds of sheep pramenka attracts a large number of local people, but over the years also more and more tourists, who enjoy the local cuisine and vote for the best sheep and... Learn More

    Location: Nerežišća

  2. Poetry evening under the stars

    Poetry evening under the stars
    This poetry evening is some kind of a love story. It is beeing held on 9th of August every year. This is the date when back in 1943 italians burned Selce and left nothing behind. So this is a love story between people and village. But it is also a love story between people and their language which is actually the main reason this manifestation... Learn More

    Location: Selca

  3. Kavanjin’s mansion – a poet’s retreat

    Kavanjin’s mansion – a poet’s retreat
    Kavanjin Mansion, located in Sutivan, is a former vacation home of the famous Croatian poet Kavanjin, best known for the fact that he wrote the longest Croatian poem! Today, the building is in reconstruction, awaiting its conversion into a cultural, artistic and tourist space. Learn More

    Location: Kavanjin’s mansion – a poet’s retreat

  4. 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! Its neither of those things. Sometimes in the 19th century, three rich brothers wanted to build big house for their families. The problem was they wanted to do it on the... Learn More

    Location: Bol

  5. Franz Joseph’s bridge to nowhere

    Franz Joseph’s bridge to nowhere
    Franz Joseph's bridge is located next to Ložišća, in the top of the Great Valley. It is assumed that once a river called Elafuza or Bretanida flowed underneath, but it hasn't been confirmed. The bridge was built during Austrian rule on the island, so the islanders named it after Franz Joseph as a sign of affection. Franz Joseph's bridge is interesting primarily because it leaves the impression that leads... Learn More

    Location: Ložišća

  6. Island cuisine

    Island cuisine
    Supetar Tourist Board and Supetar Agriculture Association have commenced the Island Cuisine Supetar project in 2016 with the goal of promoting original island gastronomy and returning our simple, traditional dishes to restaurant tables. Our grandmothers left us a rich gourmet heritage based on healthy, easily available and fresh seasonal ingredients from our gardens and olive fields. Our ancestors were very creative in preparing simple but... Learn More

    Location: Supetar

  7. Dragons ruled Brač before it was cool

    Dragons ruled Brač before it was cool
    Long before Game of Thrones came along, Brač had it's dragons. In a small ethno village Murvica near Bol, where only few people live today, dragons are residing for couple of centurie. If you survive an hour long walk uphill, in a cave called “Zmajeva pećina” (Dragon’s Cave) you may witness an image of dragon carved into stone walls.   This place was once home to monks... Learn More

    Location: Murvica

  8. Zlatni Rat – The Lord of the Stones!

    Zlatni Rat – The Lord of the Stones!
    Zlatni Rat is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and it is truly a symBOL of the Adriatic. The beach is located at the foot of Vidova Gora. Pebbles from Vidova Gora have been rolling down for thousand of years creating a beautiful shape of Zlatni Rat. The peak of the beach turns left or right depending on the movement of wind and... Learn More

    Location: Bol

  9. Vanka regule is where you belong.

    Vanka regule is where you belong.
    Vanka Regule Festival, taking place in Sutivan for over a decade now, happens to be one of the best sport events in the entire Dalmatia! At least according to us, that is. And yet, it's nothing like an ordinary sporty event. On contraire - it's  a gathering of extreme sports enthusiasts, amateurs as well as professionals, who enjoy bike riding, racing, free-climbing and all other sorts of extreme... Learn More

    Location: Sutivan

  10. 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 Donji... Learn More

    Location: Supetar

  11. 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 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

  12. There’s a new game in town

    There’s a new game in town
    Lack of shallow sea makes it difficult to develop picigin, a sport that has so far had two World Cups and is played in shallow water, while standing. Therefore, in Pučišća they invented "deep picigin" or "dubicigin" which gave this sport new - depth.   Rules of dubicigin: - Object of the game is not to let the ball go into the sea. - Dubicigin... Learn More

    Location: Pučišća

  13. 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 to which it belongs to. So, the fishermen had an idea – why don’t we just try to pull it and see who wins! So,... Learn More

    Location: Milna

  14. Short history of the island

    Short history of the island
    The first inhabitants of the island of Brač were ancient Illyrians whose presence dates back to the early history. Numerous fortresses and ruins scattered along the island prove their presence on the island of Brač but also their strength to resist a strong Greek colonization of mid-Dalmatian islands in 4th Century B.C. Roman period from 167 BC has conditioned that life moved to the northern... Learn More

    Location: Supetar

  15. Village of people or village of monuments?

    Village of people or village of monuments?
    Selca – the first breath and the final destination of many stone monuments. Why do so many statues live in this village? The answer is pretty simple. This is the place where the island's famous white stone is getting carved and chiselled and then formed in beautiful monuments. This is a tradition that lasts for over few hundred years. Only when stone was started to quarry and shape,... Learn More

    Location: Selca

  16. 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 sea brings up the need for building a boat for all sorts of need. Bracera is a wooden wide boat with only one sail. It is made as cargo boat... Learn More

    Location: Postira

  17. The way our ancestors lived

    The way our ancestors lived
    If you stop by in almost any place on Brač, you'll get a jist of how our ancestors used to live. But, Pražnica might be one of the best places to explore this. They are rich with preserved cultural heritage, stone churches, carvings and old traditional cemeteries. Every street in the village leads to some of the old churches or cemeteries, which still stand as a... Learn More

    Location: Pražnica

  18. 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

  19. 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. Instruction are delivered by highly qualified... Learn More

    Location: Pučišća

  20. 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 specialised for cyclist! 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... Learn More

    Location: Sutivan

  21. Stone belfries of Dalmatia

    Stone belfries of Dalmatia
    The exhibition of stone belfries of Dalmatia, by Josip Radić, consists of eight stone replicas of churches and bell towers from the Dalmatian area. You can see it every day in the church at Batak in Pučišća. Author emphasized that the replicas of eight Dalmatian churches and bell towers are built exclusively with Brac stone. Among the works, to the most notable is the oldest cathedral... Learn More

    WH: upon requesth

    Location: Pučišća

  22. Blaca desert – see it to believe it!

    Blaca desert – see it to believe it!
    Blaca desert is special in so many ways it's sufficient to say you won't find anything similar anywhere near or far. It stretches on fifty-six acres, between Dragovode and Blaca bay. It is considered a desert, because of the scarce nature which surrounds the lovely  monastery. Blaca desert was a home to many generations of monks since the seventeenth century.  For a time in history this... Learn More

    Location: Nerežišća

  23. 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 used... Learn More

    Location: Pučišća

  24. Brač cathedral

    Brač cathedral
    Brač Cathedral is known as the most beautiful church on the island. It is located in Selca, on the main square. It is 45 meters high, which acquired it the title of the highest church on Dalmatian islands. Within it, there is a statue The Heart of Jesus designed by Ivan Meštrović. As an expression of gratitude to famous Croatian sculptor, villagers created author's statue... Learn More

    Location: Brač cathedral

  25. St. Nicholas’ Church

    St. Nicholas’ Church
    In the municipality Selca, several ancient Christian churches have been preserved. Between Selca and Sumartin, there is a small church of St. Nicholas, known as Saint Mikula, and the hill on which it stands was named after it. It was built in the XI. century, and is one of the most beautiful ancient churches. It is specific for its square dome on the top, which... Learn More

    Location: Selca

  26. 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 the Emperor Diocletian, so he has a place to sleep while on vacation in Split, a small but very significant figure appeared in Splitska, just few kilometers from Supetar. It was the mighty Hercules, arising from a rock, to guard the slaves. Legend... Learn More

    Location: Splitska

  27. Little night music for a little night sail

    Little night music for a little night sail
    Although all islanders are a bit crazy, the thing about night sail, or going sailing at night, is actually about pure fun and relaxation. So why is this regatta taking place at night? It is because of the specific wind called gažul, a light wind that blows only during evening hours at Postira bay. Little night regatta is a sail competition made with no pressure and... 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 21 640 014 / 112

HRVATSKA GORSKA SLUŽBA SPAŠAVANJA // CROATIAN MOUNTAIN RESCUE SERVICES

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