Pulling of Mrduja
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, every year, in the early August or late July, fishermen and sailors from both island gather, tie a knot around the island, and pull!
Dozens of small boats appear on each side, connected with a strong rope, pulling an entire island to one or the other side! Of course, island doesn’t move one bit, but a winner is announced every year, taking over the ownership of the island for the following year, as well as the bragging rights.
THE EVE OF MRDUJA 26.07.2019.
20.00h | sport competitions | ŽALO, MILNA
20:30h | “FERMOJ I PENSOJ” | educative big board game for children, LAG and LAGUR Brač
22:00h | Ivana Kovač koncert
PULLING OF MRDUJA | 27.07.2019.
16:30h polazak broda Polaris iz Stomorske za Milnu/ departure of ship Polaris from Stomorska to Milna
17:20 | arrival to Milna, welcome drinks
18:10h | departure of ship Polaris from Milna
18:30h | Mrduja lug
19:00h | return to Milna
19:45h | Return of ship Polaris to Šolta
21:00h | winner announcement
21:30h | Mrduja lug party, concert by Magazin
1:00/ 28.07. | return of ship from Stomorska to Milna
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
You can sign up every day from 9 am to 5 pm on the number 021/636 233 or personally at the Tourist Board office. Ticket for boat is 60 HRK.
Join the locals on this special day, and enjoy a concert in the evening!
+385 (0)21 636 233
Price: 60 HRK
Frequently asked questions
Ok, so I got to the island. What now?
Ah, our favourite question. 🙂 Here are just some ideas!
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.
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 Deluxe, Rent 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