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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. Three sisters tower

    Three sisters tower
    This symbolic tower, some call a scenic viewpoint, made up of three concrete pillars and frieze, is somewhat hidden from view. It was built by Vladimir Nazor in memory of the sisters he had taken care of all his life. Carved on the pillars are the initials I, O, and A, representing the three sisters: Irma, Olga, and Amalija. The symbolic fort built by Vladimir... Learn More

    Location: Bobovišća na moru

  2. Archeological site Vičja luka

    Archeological site Vičja luka
    This is both an underwater and land site where four prehistoric graves were discovered. The graves are covered with stone lids and contain several remains as well as various grave goods, such as jewelry made of bronze, amber and faience, bronze and ceramic pottery, Greek gemstones, Greek-Illyrian helmets, and greaves. It is suspected that the graves were part of a necropolis dating between the 5th... Learn More

    Location: Bobovišća na moru

  3. Church of St. John the Baptist

    Church of St. John the Baptist
    Did you know that in the church of St. John the Baptist in Osibova Bay holds valuable Baroque reliefs of the famous sculptor Matko Mijić? This Gothic church, which stands magnificently on the rock itself, was built in the 14th century. In 1579, Valerian visit to the church was not mentioned, since it had already been demolished. Because of this, the name was lost among... Learn More

    Location: Milna

  4. Baterija fortress

    Baterija fortress
    Fortress Baterija is located on Cape Zaglav and was built in 1806 during the French administration. After the French had noticed the intentions of the Russian navy, which had the aim of occupying the Central Dalmatian islands, they built fortresses on the western tip of Brač and set up a 4-ball battery, and later reinforced with 6 cannons. This work involved 150 Florentine peasants because... Learn More

    Location: Milna

  5. There’s a cat in the bell tower!

    There’s a cat in the bell tower!
    The story of a cat in the bell tower starts with an octopus. One day, a fisherman caught one and brought it to his wife to cook (octopus, not a cat), and then returned to the fish market to see what other fishermen caught. His wife put the octopus in the pot with a lid and went to buy some onions. In the meantime, octopus,... Learn More

    Location: Sutivan

  6. The Ilić family windmill

    The Ilić family windmill
    Tower of a former mill in Sutivan – the Ilić family windmill from the early 19th century is the most preserved out of 125 wheat mills which were in use around 1800 on the Island of Brač. After 1903, when wheat stopped being produced in such quantities, the mill lost its wings. The wings were originally laid horizontally on the flat roof and were powered... Learn More

    Location: Sutivan

  7. The Marijanović tower

    The Marijanović tower
    The Marijanović family arrived in this area with the wave of refugees from Poljica at the end of 16th century. As reputable military commanders who fought Turkish invaders they accrued large estates. These included the estate in Sutivan, consisting of residential house, adjacent to the Kavanjin summer house, and of a defense tower built on the beach. The tower is called kaštil (castle) and has... Learn More

    Location: Sutivan

  8. 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: Sutivan

  9. Home of an inventor Mario Puratić

    Home of an inventor Mario Puratić
    The house in Sumartin where Mario Puratić was born in 1904, famous for innovations in the field of fishing, especially the so-called Puretic Power Block, a "strong pulley" for pulling fishing nets that were pulled by hand until his invention with minimal technical aids. The pulley has become indispensable on fishing boats around the world. The house was built sometime in the 19th century and... Learn More

    Location: Sumartin

  10. 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 sculptors, villagers created the author's... Learn More

    Location: Selca

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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