Bobovisca travel guide
Totally gorgeous little fishing village in a narrow bay with a couple of restaurants; spectacular luxury villas are glimpsed in the trees
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 centred 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 20 minute 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
and the famous Bol
, with its great beach the Golden Horn. You will love Bobovisca and the whole island of Brac.