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An ode to Milna’s fishermen, written in stone

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An ode to Milna's fishermen, written in stone

Antonia Poklepović and Kaća Poklepović Kukoč were kind enough to let us share a story of their father and grandfather, fishermen from Milna, and an ode to them, written forever in the white stone of Brač. Here’s how the story goes:

In the bay of Blaca, on the south side of the island of Brač, in 1986. Antonia’s and Kaća’s father Andro placed a monument (a stone slab in the floor plan of Brač), as a reminder of a beautiful event from 1936, which is described in stone in the dialect of Milna.

The translation reads as follows:

In this bay, 50 years ago, a fisherman from Milna Luka Poklepović, with a group of fishermen in boats called “svićarica”, caught 10,000 kilos of anchovies.

Luke, Antonia’s and Kaća’s nono, marked the place of the happy catch with a small chapel (a niche in stone) in honor of St. Michael and St. Jere, because it all happened in the night between those two saints. It is located, barely noticeable, above the plate.

Both their grandfather and father are sailing in some other seas now, and surely are happy they shared this with all of us. Have you noticed the plate and the chapel? Now you’ll know what to look for, just below a bonsai tree 😉

PHOTOGRAPHS

1 | plate today

2 | location of the plate

3 | Andro and Luka

4 | one of their fishing boats

5 | setting up the plate

6 & 7 | plate today

8 | setting up the plate

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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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