SUPETAR, BRAC ISLAND - LOCAL AND TOURIST INFORMATION

Zlatni Rat beach at Bol, Island of Brac
Zlatni Rat beach at Bol, Island of Brac

Brac

Brac is the largest of the Central Dalmatian islands with a land mass of 395 square kilometres and several towns and villages. At the centre of the island the peak of Vidova Gora rises to 778 metres. The typical landscape of the rural interior of the island is of vineyards and olive groves enclosed by stone walls. Around the coast there are many pretty bays and beaches, often edged with pine trees. Brac has a long history; the small museum in the historic settlement of Skrip charts the history of the island from pre Roman times. All around the coastline there are quiet sheltered bays with delightful pebble beaches often lined with pine trees that provide welcome shade in the midday sun. Many of the beaches are uncrowded and all have crystal clear water and are delightful for swimming. The famous Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn)beach at Bol will be packed in mid summer but this spectacular beach, a narrow spit projecting out in the sea, must be seen if you are staying on Brac. The most notable towns on the island are:


Milna

Situated in a deep bay and is a favourite destination for yachtsmen. In the summer months the harbour is filled with yachts moored in the marina and along the town quay providing plenty of custom for the quayside cafes and restaurants.


Splitska
Splitska
Milna
Milna

Splitska

Situated around a delightful harbour, the town of Splitska, is one of the most attractive communities on the island.


Pucisca

Situated around a sheltered harbour, Pucisa 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.


Bol Town
Bol Town
Bol beach
Bol beach

Bol

On the southern side of the island, Bol, has examples of 15th and 17th century architecture but is best known for its famous beach, Zlatni Rat, or Golden Horn, a shingle spit stretching out over 600 metres into the sea.


Sumartin

Sumartin is a quiet village at the eastern end of the island of Brac. Shops, cafes and restaurants front the harbour from where a regular car ferry crosses to Makarska on the mainland.


Sumartin
Sumartin
Postira
Postira

Postira

Postira's narrow winding streets lead down to a busy harbour bursting with small boasts and surrounded by lively cafes, shops and restaurants. A few kilometres inland from Postira the interesting and ancient village of Dol is renowned for its restaurants serving local produce grown in the valley.


Supetar

Supetar's busy harbour is where the regular car ferry from Split disembarks. The town's many shops and restaurants front the charming harbour and stretch along the water front. Evenings in Supetar are lively as the town is one of the main tourist centres on the island.


Monastery near Bol
Monastery near Bol
Pucisca
Pucisca

Activities on the island

Paintball is available on Vidova Gora, the highest mountain on all of the Croatian islands with fantastic views, walks, and a restaurant in the summer. Excursions to the mainland to go rafting on the Cetina river are organized from Supetar. Bol is the main centre for water sports such as windsurfing and diving.


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 Supetar


Villa Gala
Villa Gala A six bedroom, six bathroom, luxury air-conditioned villa, arranged as a four bedroom house with a separate two bedroom cottage in a beautiful seaside garden with terraces and an infinity pool. Direct access to the beach.
Villa Mirella
Villa Mirella A luxury waterfront villa with seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, garden and swimming pool. WiFi, air-conditioning, gym and games room.
Villa Margot
Villa Margot A hundred years old stone villa with garden and heated pool, beautifully renovated and furnished. Three bedrooms, three bathrooms, air-conditioned villa with internet. A few minutes walk to a lovely beach.
Summer Villa
Summer Villa A single storey traditional summer cottage by the sea, with pool, children's play area, terrace and garden just a few metres from a pebble beach lined by pine trees. Four bedrooms and four bathrooms, air conditioned, WiFi, with an outside jacuzzi and an immediate reach of a quiet beach.
Villa San Pietro
Villa San Pietro A complex of three old stone buildings recently restored into a stunning residence linked with a lovely garden, dining area and pool. The owner lives very discretely in a separate building on the frontage of the site . Comfortable and charming, in the heart of the fishing village of Supetar and a few minute walk from the shops, beaches and restaurants. WiFi.
Villa Marina
Villa Marina A three bedroom, three bathroom air-conditioned beach villa with pool, providing peace and serenity directly on the beach, with its own boat mooring. Pet friendly.
Villa Court
Villa Court A pretty air conditioned four bedroom, three bathroom stone built villa with pool and sauna, 900 metres from the beach. Sea views. Pet friendly.
Villa Kyra
Villa Kyra A luxury, air-conditioned, two bedroom stone villa with a separate one bedroom cottage. 2 bathrooms, 12 000 square metre olive garden and pool, BBQ, WiFi, parking, pet friendly. Offers privacy, sun and tranquilty.
Villa Miramar
Villa Miramar A luxury, air-conditioned, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa with garden and pool, WiFi, BBQ and sea views.
Villa Louisa
Villa Louisa A spacious, nice house built of stone, prettily decorated, with 5 bedrooms, air-conditioning, amazing swimming pool, great garden, LED SMART TV, WiFi. A short walk to the beach.


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