PUCISCA, BRAC ISLAND - LOCAL AND TOURIST INFORMATION

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

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.


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 Pucisca


Villa Bronzino
Villa Bronzino A stunning island villa with two bedrooms and one bathroom. Directly on the sea front, just 10 metres from the beach.
Villa Prunella
Villa Prunella A modern villa with eight bedrooms, three bathrooms (and two extra WCs) arranged as three separate apartments, just 80 metres from a lovely beach. Partially air conditioned. Own heated pool and garden with several terraces. Broadband internet.
Villa Cassablanca
Villa Cassablanca A luxury, modern stone built villa, air-conditioned, 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 sitting rooms, media room, gym, garden, heated pool, terraces, summer kitchen, WiFi, BBQ, pizza oven, daily maid, parking for 5 cars. Sea 200 metres.
Villa Portia
Villa Portia Delightful, air-conditioned, white stone villa on the beach with all local amenities in the immediate vicinity. Two bedrooms, one indoor and one outdoor bathroom, modest and modern interior, WiFi, BBQ, terraces, captivating views of the sea.


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