Towns of Brač


Brač has about 13000 inhabitants living in more than twenty towns scattered along the coast and the hilly hinterland. Each one beautiful in its own way, the towns of Brač hide their stories, letting them be discovered by their visitors. The most popular towns for tourists are as follows:

BOL

The oldest coastal town on the island of Brač rules over the south shore of the island facing the island of Hvar. It is a veritable tourist Mecca that can meet the demands of the most demanding of tourists thanks to its inimitable coast dominated by the unique beach Zlatni Rat. There are many historic locations in Bol, such as: the Dominican monastery and museum, the urban centre dominated by a baroque summerhouse, a loggia with a chapel, a renaissance-baroque palace that hosts an art gallery, the parish church, a traditional square (pjaceta), a fort (Kaštil) and the housing complexes built in the recognizable traditional style.

SUPETAR

The island's administrative, cultural, economic and tourist centre, Supetar is the largest town on Brač with 4000 inhabitants. It is located on the north side of the island and excellently connected to Split by a ferry line that runs eight times a day. This is a real island town offering superb accommodation, great atmosphere, beautiful clean beaches and many events that take place from June through September under the umbrella title "Supetar Summer". The events include theatre shows, folklore performances, lectures and book launches, evenings of traditional a capella "klapa" singing, the Supetar Film Festival, the summer carnival, art exhibitions, concerts of traditional as well as contemporary urban music.

MILNA

A tourist destination and the safest harbour located on the west side of the island of Brač, with an ACI marina providing 200 berths. Milna was founded by a patrician family in the 16th century who built a fortress and a little church. A home to generations of fishermen, Milna emanates a particular charm through its harmonious architecture, while its beautiful sandy and pebble beaches prove to be particularly popular with families with children. Milna offers many sport facilities for cageball, basketball, handball, bocce and table tennis.

SPLITSKA

A picturesque town in a beautiful cove 8 km from Supetar. The town as we know it today dates back to the 16th century; the original settlement was destroyed by pirates in the 13th century. It played an important role throughout history as the main port from which Brač stone was "exported" to the mainland, most notably for the purpose of building Diocletian's Palace in Split in the 3rd century. The evidence for this can be found in the nearby Roman quarry remains which house some well-preserved Roman monuments. The major public feast in Splitska takes place every summer on the Feast of the Assumption (15th August). For their visitors, the inhabitants organize Dani Varoša (City Days), a traditional fishermen's feast of sardines, wine and Dalmatian song.

ŠKRIP

The oldest authentic town on Brač is located in the central part of the island. Every stone of its architecture seems to emanate the centuries old story of the local way of life. Those who find themselves in Škrip on the 18th of August will be entertained by the folk feast dedicated to St Helen the Crusader who was, according to legend, born in this very town and to whom an 18th century church is also dedicated. Of particular importance here is the Museum of the Island of Brač in Radojković Tower, which dates back to the 16th century: with 12000 visitors a year it is one of the most frequented museums in Croatia.

POSTIRA

A fishing and tourist town located on the north shore of the island, the destination of choice for everyone looking for an authentic fishing community atmosphere. Thanks to its fortuitous location, near fertile fields, Postira is famous for its outstanding cuisine based on home cooking and quality wines. There are many sandy, pebbly and stone beaches nearby surrounded by pine trees that offer perfect seclusion.