POSTIRA, BRAC ISLAND - LOCAL AND TOURIST INFORMATION

Postira

Postira's is a traditional and very old, small seaside town on the north of Brac island, easily reached from Split on the ferry to Supetar. The whole island is based on fishing and olive and citrus cultivation, and recently tourism. The wild thyme, sage, rosemary and mint give a special flavour to the famous Brac lamb which roams freely, and the Postira restaurants base their menu on this local produce. Don't miss the local speciality The Adriatic Queen sardines. Postira have derived its name from "pasture", the place where lambs go to feed! The old town is charming, with old town houses made of beautiful Brac stone, narrow streets and a small and pretty harbour. There are good shops, supermarkets, bakeries and seaside restaurants along the harbour.


Beaches in and around Postira are gorgeous and easy to reach, such as Mala Lozna pebble beach, and Lovrecina and Prvlja sandy beaches which are especially beautiful. All main water sports and equipment hire are available. Day trips to Split, Hvar and the lovely Brac villages (Bol for windsurfing) will keep you busy. There is even a desert with a monastery.


Summer events are "Postira Summer" with outdoor shows, concerts, dance and local singing. From Postira you can see the Split coastline and wonderful sights of the thousand shimmering mainland lights at night time.


Splitska

Small stone village with a sculpture of Hercules!


Between Postira and Supetar, on the north shore of Brac lies the Splitska cove. In the nearby quarry, Rasohe, still stands a chiselled figure of Heracles - work of one of the Diocletian's sculptors. The Romans used the white Brac stone to build the world famous Diocletian's palace in Split. Just 400 people live in Splitska, traditionally fishing, quarrying stone and making delicious wines and olive oils. The village is beautiful, peaceful and has plenty of very attractive beaches often with pine woods down to the shore proving delightful shade.


Splitska itself is reached by winding down a pretty road from the main road above and feels a bit like a fairy tale village by the sea! Two very close and interesting places to visit are Skrip and Dol. Skrip is just under 10 minutes drive away on the hill above Splitska. Skrip is the oldest settlement on the island. It has a museum and the remnants of a castle and ancient city walls. Its well worth a visit to get a feel of the island's Illyrian and Roman past.


Pucisca

Situated around a sheltered harbour, Pucisca has a character defined by its fine stone buildings set in terraces on the steep hillside. Here young stone masons are trained and can be seen practising their skills at The School of Stone Masons on the harbour front.


Pucisca Harbour
Pucisca Harbour

Supetar

Supetar on the north side of Brac island is the largest town on the island. The numerous passenger and car ferries come to Supetar from Split, a lovely 50 minute scenic ride. On Brac there is also a small airport, about 30 min drive from Supetar. On arriving by ferry or a yacht it is a beautiful sight to see the Supetar harbour with its charming stone houses crowding around it. Walk into any one of the local restaurants for refreshments, the food is excellent, fresh, simple, tasty and home cooked. If you are travelling by car, this is the place to stock up in the local supermarket. The town has many restaurants and shops, and quite a lot of history and culture. Go and see early Christian mosaics from the 6th century where an early Christian Basilica used to stand, have a look at the Church of St Mary as well as the sculptures of the 19th century sculptor Ivan Rendic in his gallery. A great family resort with sandy and pebbly beaches, good for swimming and sunbathing and a variety of water sports on offer. In the evening the centre is busy with cocktail bars and evening street markets.


Split

Split, the main port for travel to the Adriatic islands, is also home to the Diocletian Palace, built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian at the end of the third century AD. The Palace forms the core of the old town and has been adapted and remodelled throughout the ages so that it displays a breath-taking mix of architecture from the Roman through to the later Venetian period.


Split waterfront
Split waterfront

Louise Reddon writing in The Daily Telegraph captured the atmosphere of Split perfectly: When Emperor Diocletian was considering retirement from governing the Roman Empire, he shopped around, found no decent rest homes and decided to build his own. And so Split was born. This magnificent walled city palace was built to Diocletian's exacting standards, and today retains enough original charms to attract visitors by the thousands. Amid the remnants of his grand residences, there is a pleasingly workaday town. Pavement cafès, cosy bars and plenty of shops mix with two lively markets and chic apartments built from the very barracks where Diocletian's soldiers once lived. Visit this 1700-year-old living museum during Split‘s Summer Festival in which cultural events are often staged in the open air. Drinking cocktails with the posing parade along the ritzy palm-lined ‘Riva‘ promenade. Afterwards, head to house-music haunt, Caffe Bar Fluid, and sit outside on steps that lead to the little-known second tier of the palace. Bacvice beach, a 15-minute stroll east, has buzzy nightclubs.



Our Villas in Postira


Villa Lozna
Villa Lozna Villa with pool. Fully air-conditioned. Accommodation for eight to ten people in four bedrooms. 200 metres from the sea. Views over the Adriatic.
Villa Rumba
Villa Rumba Villa Rumba is a modern Dalmatian stone house with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, air-conditioning, internet access and a swimming pool. Situated in a small picturesque village on the Island of Brac, only 120m away from the beach and 800m from the centre.


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