SUPETAR, BRAC ISLAND - LOCAL AND TOURIST INFORMATION

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.


Mirca

Mirca on the north side of Brac island is "the village of walls" which were built to protect it in ancient times. It is also a village in two parts: the old village of stone cottages and the more recent village with great villas and holiday homes along the beach. It is a quieter neighbour of a larger town called Supetar, which has supermarkets, numerous restaurants, bars and cafes and is only 3 km away (2 miles). In Mirca you will find lovely sandy and pebbly beaches which are great for family swimming and often have a small beach cafe or a restaurant nearby. The relaxing, low key island life gets only marginally busier in the summer, the emphasis still on resting, cycling, walking along the sea shore, amongst olives, vineyards and pine woods all the way to Supetar (20 min). As an olive growing village, it also has an interesting Olive Museum. In charming old streets there are summer events and art exhibitions. In the small village harbour a place can be found for a small yacht, booking in advance is not possible. For nightlife, children's aqua park and activities go to Supetar.


Getting there: easy to get to, catch a frequent ferry from Split to Supetar, enjoy the scenic 55 min ride, and take a taxi to Mirca (10 min). Or take your own hire car on the car ferry.


We can organise private boat transfers and boat trips.


Sutivan

This village, on the north west side of Brac island, is 1700 years old. Roman noblemen had their villas in Sutivan. There is a lot of history in the village, which was en-route from Venice to the East and had some grand old ships moored there laden with soldiers or exquisite merchandise. Dominated by an elegant medieval church with a substantial tower, the stone houses and noble summer palazzos are lined along the little port and into the bay called Likve, leading to some wonderful beaches with crystal clear sea. Olive groves, mandarin gardens and vineyards surround the village, which is quite tranquil, except for a few summer fetes and shows. It is a very sporty place which organises football and boules competitions in May, and there are opportunities for volleyball, beach volleyball, basketball in the Park of Nature and bike hire. Small children will find swings and sand to play. It is a quiet, but lively place with lots of sunshine and good food on offer in local cafes and restaurants, hiking and biking trails and water sports.


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 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 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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