Brac is the largest island in Dalmatia, and the third largest in the Adriatic. The island’s tallest peak, Vidova gora, or Mount St. Vid, stands at 778 m, making it the highest island point in the Adriatic. The largest places are Pucisca and Supetar. Composed primarily of limestone and dolomite, the quarries of the island of Brac have been a source of stone for building decorative stonework for centuries. The old Romans have known its quality and used this very stone to build cities, amphitheaters, temples, palaces and graves all over Dalmatia. Stone from island Brac was used in the construction of the White House in Washington and the Palace of Diocletian in Split. Besides White House, stone from Brac has been used to create the parliament buildings in Budapest and Vienna as well as for buildings throughout Europe. Landscape of the island Brac has numerous gullies, crevices, cavities, round valleys and coves. Milder forms of the relief, are mostly found inside of the island. Visit many pebble beaches and private coves, diving, kitesurfing and windsurfing in Bol. Rich cultural and historic heritage that dates back to pre-historic times, unique gastronomy, beautiful beaches and bays, crystal blue sea, high quality accommodation in private facilities and the hospitality of the local people are the guarantees of a holiday you will always remember.
Pucisca is a settlement in the middle part of the northern part of the island Brac. It is located at the bottom of a deep bay which splits into two smaller bays, Puciski dolac and Stipanska luka. The beaches are with gravel and stones, also there are many small bays so everybody can find his intimate corner. Pucisca have been and still are a strong cultural centre of Brac. Pucisca is rich with stones what contributed to the development of the town. The work with the stone and the life from it are brought over from generation to generation. There is still working school for stone-masonry, founded in 1909. Many contemporary domestic and foreign sculptors create their works of this stone. In Pucisca have worked very famous stonemasons Juraj Dalmatinac, Andrija Alesi and Nikola Firentinac. Pure white limestone for the White House was taken from the stonepit near Pucisca on Brac. International Summer Music School Pucisca on the Island of Brac in Croatia, gathers music enthusiasts of all ages and from all over the world for the last 20 years for 10 day long workshops. It covers different musical genres in separate music workshops divided by instruments (classical, jazz, pop/rock/fusion).
Milna is located on the western part of the island Brac in beautiful deep bay. In this bay the emperor Diocletian had found a safe harbour for his ships during the building of his palace in Split. Today here you can find marina with berths, modern equipped for a secure stay and the service of yachtsmen from the whole world. Milna is known for speaking Chakavian dialect, this is only part of the island where this is the case. Crystal clear sea, domestic healthy food, great condition for diving, sailing, fishing, and a very fast connection to the land are the main reasons for the visiting to Milna, which is built in a typically Mediterranean style with a baroque church finished in 1783 in which is the beautiful altar pala. SUPETAR Supetar is the biggest settlement on the island Brac, and the centre of the island. The City of Supetar includes the town Supetar and the three villages Splitska, Škrip and Mirca. It is the island’s largest and fastest-expanding town with dozens of apartments being built every year. There are many beautiful old churches which you should not miss too see, such as the parish church of Mary Annunciation (18th century) with the surrounding buildings and the church museum. Also there you can find many restaurants and very nice beaches. In Supetar, as well in other parts of Brac, you can see small stone field houses called bunje. Bunje are characteristic symbol of island Brac and there are hundreds of them along the island. They are mostly situated near agricultural land and were used by labourers during the bad weather. They were built using the drystone walling technique with stone plates on the roof. That method was not changed since the prehistoric times. It is supposed that the first houses of the prehistoric people looked like this. Today they are used generally for the keeping of agricultural tools. Every bunja is a small master piece and monument of cohabitation with nature.
Bol is situated on the southern part of the island Brac, and it is the oldest town on the coast of this island. This little town was founded long ago and became an extraordinary tourist oasis because of the wide gravel and sandy. The must see of the Bol is Holden horn, certainly the most beautiful beach on the island Brac, whose cape is turning one moment to one side and the other moment to the other side playing a strange game with the wind and the waves. Golden horn is a true paradise for surfers, always attractive because of the extraordinary good winds. Bol offers many discotheques and clubs, twenty playing-grounds, also relaxing moments with tender Dalmatian klapa (a capella songs), concerts of prominent opera singers, theatre, and art exhibitions of popular Croatian artists who have found in the silence of Bol their moments of inspiration. All this makes this place the biggest tourist centre on the island. in the area of Bol is also worth to see the Dragon’s cave and Blaca monastery. The Dragon’s cave is located near village of Murvica, about seven kilometers from Bol. It is called The Dragon’s cave because of the relief of Dragon in it. There are also many other carved into the cliff, such as angels, moon, dragon . It was a temple and dwelling of the glagolitic priests. Following the old goat path from Blaca cove you would reach stunning Blaca Monastery . In the early part of the 16th century two Glagolitic monks fled the Turks and found shelter here in Bol, and were offered the cave as protection. After they received the certificate of ownership, the founding Monks established the monastery of Blaca and built a church in surrounding of the cave. The monastery was in use for over 400 years, and the area surrounding the cave was cultivated by the monks and workers during that time. This was not only an intense spiritual place, but also used as a farm, school and for many years a private astronomical observatory. In your tour of Blaca, you can see paintings, walnut furniture, rich collection of weapons, a printing press from 1894 which took one year to produce a book and various other objects which were all acquired using payment in the form of wine, olive oil and honey. Each item in this place was shipped to Blaca via boats from Italy and Vienna and were carried up the mountainside by workers.