BOBOVISCA, BRAC ISLAND - LOCAL AND TOURIST INFORMATION

Bobovisca

On the western side of the third largest Croatian Island, Brac, just north of Milna town, there is a deep, narrow inlet which at the far end creates a charming, sheltered harbour around which is centered the small seaside village of Bobovisca by the Sea. The village is full of old stone houses and new stone-built villas. Everyone who reaches it from the sea, by boat, is stunned by the charm and authenticity of this fishing village surrounded by green pines and olive groves. It can also be easily reached by a 15 min car ride from Supetar, where you will land on the ferry ride from Split, or from Sumartin if your ferry goes from Makarska. This is what the Adriatic is all about: a beautiful harbour with restaurants serving locally caught fish, and an old Renaissance manor house lording it over other attractive houses and villas. Beaches are studded all along the coast and the sea is really crystal clear. Here life definitely flows along at a slower pace.


People who live in mainland Split have their ancestral homes in Bobovisca, which are now lovingly rejuvenated and used as summer holiday villas. A small local population tends the vineyards and olive groves, and makes their living by fishing. Nowadays many rent their homes, but it is definitely a low density, high level tourism. Some of the newly built villas are among the most luxurious to be found in Croatia.


You can swim right in the village, rent boats, sail, dive, go rock climbing. If you are interested in the local culture and history, visit the churches of St George (17 century) and St Martin, and a well known archaeological site of Greek settlements in Vija Luka part of the village. Spend a lazy morning in a seaside cafe, or venture further afield to Milna, Postira and the famous Bol, with its great beach the Golden Horn. You will love Bobovisca and the whole island of Brac.


Lozisca

Driving on the road from Milna to Sutivan on the island of Brac, you will come to a point where you will spot a tall and magnificently carved church tower, created in 1889. It is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful church towers in the whole of Croatia. This is in the small village if Lozisca, "The Vineyard Place", where stone houses with slate roofs line little steep cobbled streets and look at the sea which is about a mile away. The church is dedicated to St Blaise, the patron saint of Dalmatia and contains a historically important organ.


Lozica on Brac
Lozica on Brac

This is a very rural settlement, all made of stone, on top of a steep hill. Facades look southwards towards the sun, and indoors, there is still in use the central feature of a Brac house, an open fireplace. Stone tables along the walls are still used to dry figs, almonds and other agricultural produce. Water was collected from roofs, into stone wells. Many houses still retain these features, and incorporate modern luxuries as well. Some houses are very grand, some are smaller cottages and there are some restored and enlarged properties, available for rentals. The nearest beach is in the pretty village Bobovisca by the Sea, a really stunning spot, well worth visiting for beaches, restaurants, cafes and shops.


Lozisca are definitely an "away from it all" place, with many very authentic and quirky features and stunning views. In the valley it is interesting to see the old stone pools made for the gathering of rain water which were used for cattle and field watering. A car is essential to get to many lovely beaches and other sights which are within easy reach.


Milna

Milna is the safest harbour on the island of Brac, for centuries welcoming sailors and yachtsmen coming from Split across the sea and now boasting two excellent marinas. It is on the north-west side of the island, 18km from Supetar where the Split ferry lands. The substantial village is centred around a huge bay with a very charming harbour full of yachts and fishing boats. Smart cafes and restaurants line the harbour and there are good bakeries, shops and market. A few minutes away are several beaches you can reach on foot. Typical Mediterranean stone cottages with red roofs give Milna its classical charm, and there is also a Baroque church with paintings of Venetian masters, worth seeing. There are some great villas with pools right in Milna town, and a bit further out of town are the Osibova, Lucica and Duboka Bays where you will find grand new villas perching on the seashore among pine woodland. Nearby Bobovišća village is also great to visit, with new luxurious villas as well. Water sports such as scuba-diving, sailing or fishing are available. In the summer Milna hosts a few summer fetes with song and dancing in the harbour, and a very popular "Fisherman's Night" where you get traditional local food and music in the streets.



Our Villas in Bobovisca


Villa Tina
Villa Tina A four bedroom, two bathroom luxury air-conditioned villa with pool, beautiful garden, in a spectacular, tranquil position in a lovely fishing village, 50 metres from the sea. Internet.
Villa Playa
Villa Playa A luxury, modern, air-conditioned seafront villa, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a separate TV/cinema room, storage room, laundry, garden, heated pool, BBQ, WiFi, table tennis. Great style, own access to the beach, sea 10 metres.
Luxury Villa Bay of Brac
Luxury Villa Bay of Brac A luxury, air-conditioned, five bedroom, four bathroom villa, garden, private heated infinity pool, indoor whirlpool, BBQ. Wifi, children's play area, fitness room, wine cellar, organic garden, beach 10 meters, private boat mooring.


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