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Island of Brac

Brac Island is equally famous for its excavated limestone quarries, as it is for the idyllic Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn) white pebble beach. It also boasts beautiful bays and the production of high quality olive oils. The island features picturesque seaside towns, resorts and villages that show off traditional architecture and scenic beauty spots. Brac is the largest island in central Dalmatia, and is separated from the mainland by the Brac Channel. Its highest peak is Vidova Gora, which measures 778m and is also the highest summit across all of Croatia’s archipelago islands.

The quarries of Brac have been a source of building stone for centuries. Its most famous white stone was used to build the White House in Washington DC, and Split’s iconic UNESCO World Heritage site listed Diocletian’s Palace. Many cathedrals, monasteries and parliament buildings are also constructed from the distinctive white stone that is produced in the town of Pucišca. The island’s natural and historic heritage can be traced back to pre-historic times. Wherever you explore, on the island of Brac, you will discover some kind of hidden gem or treasure. It could be a local landmark attraction, a gorgeous beach, or gastronomy that is traditional and authentic.

The oldest town on the coast of Brac also happens to be one of the most popular destinations for visitors to the island. Bol is a stunning tourist oasis where you will find one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Stretching out over 10km, the white pebbled Zlatni Rat is fringed with swaying forestry, and alters its shape consistently to create a unique landscape. Situated high above the beach are the Kostillo Fortress and the towering Vidova Gora. Stunning examples of historic architecture, dating as far back as the 11th and 12th centuries, are dotted all over the island.

Brac At A Glance

How to get there: Ferry, catamaran or private boat – all available to book through our travel experts

Population of Brac:
14,434

What to See on Brac: 
Visit the stonemasonry school in Pucisca, hike to the highest point in the Adriatic at Vidova Gora for stunning views, visit the famous Zlatni Rat beach, visit charming Skrip, the oldest village on the island

Towns to visit on Brac:  Supetar, Sutivan, Milna, Bol

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Cruises to Brac

  • 7 Night Deluxe Cruise from Split

    Deluxe return cruise from Split enjoying overnight stops in Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Mljet National...
    • 7 nights
    • Price From: £1,595
    • Board: Breakfast & Lunch

Twin & Multi-Centre Holidays in Brac

  • 10 Night Split & Brac Family Activity Holiday

    10-night multi-activity experience in Croatia, including kayaking, cycling, river canyoning and
    • 10 nights
    • Price From: £1,695
    • Board: Breakfast & Lunch
  • 7 night – Split and Brac Island Honeymoon

    Discover the beautiful Adriatic with this superb 7-night luxury Split and Brac twin centre holiday....
    • 7 nights
    • Price From: £1,395
    • Board: B&B
  • Split and Brac Island Twin Centre Holiday

    Discover the beautiful Adriatic with this superb 7 night luxury Split and Brac twin centre holiday....
    • 7 nights
    • Price From: £1,350
    • Board: B&B
  • Split, Hvar & Brac 10 Night Multi Centre Holiday

    A memorable Croatia multi-centre holiday where you will spend 3 nights in Split, 4 nights in Hvar
    • 10 nights
    • Price From: £1,595
    • Board: B&B

Things to do in Brac

  • Golden Horn Beach, Bol, Brac, Croatia

    Sunbathe On Europe’s Most Famous Beach

    Zlatni Rat is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful beaches in Croatia, and it’s also the most photographed. The sun-bleached pebble beach’s distinctive horn-like shape is constantly altered by the ebb and flow of the currents and waves. The resort is shielded by swaying palm trees that offer some shade. Relax and top up your tan, or dive into the clear aquamarine waters for a snorkel or swim. The breathtaking seascape offers an unforgettable view.

  • Pucisca, Stonemasonry

    Visit The Home Of Iconic White Stone

    Situated in the charming town of Pucišca, is the famous Klesarska Skola (stonemasonry school). This is where students come to learn a traditional trade, and how to use tools that are modelled on genuine ancient Roman design. The white stone of Brac was used to built the UNESCO-listed Diocletian’s palace in Split, and also the White House in Washington DC. As Pucišca is Brac’s cultural centre, you’ll also discover other interesting attractions of historical significance.

  • Island of Brac, Croatia

    Explore Beautiful Bol

    Brac’s oldest town is the picturesque Bol. The fishing town has become a highly popular tourist resort due to its gorgeous beaches that stretch over 10km. On a wander through the winding streets of Bol, you can soak up the Mediterranean vibe and admire the pretty displays of flowers that embellish the cute little houses. Visit the historic attraction of the Church of Our Lady of Grace, and enjoy a stroll along the seaside promenade.

Restaurants in Brac

  • Mali Raj Restaurant, Brac

    Restaurant Mali Raj

    Perched in a premium spot, directly above Croatia’s most famous beach, Zlatni Rat, Restaurant Mali Raj offers delicious regional Dalmatian cuisine and spectacular views. Take a seat at one of the tables in the shady garden terrace, and relax with a chilled beverage. If you want to sample the traditional dish of ‘peka’, you’ll need to place an order 24 hours in advance. Alternatively, you can order fresh fish and seafood, meat dishes and salads.

  • Ranc Restaurant, Brac

    Restaurant Ranc

    The family-run Restaurant Ranc is one of the most popular places to enjoy a hearty lunch or dinner. There’s no fuss or frills at this local eatery. The menu is packed with simple and traditional Croatian dishes that you will savour and enjoy. To tuck into slow-cooked veal, lamb or octopus peka, and spit-roasted lamb dishes, you’ll need call ahead and pre-order. If you appreciate a fabulous vista, reserve a table on the canopied terrace.

Hotels on Brac