Make your escape to Brac Island and you’ll be surrounded by irresistible beaches, stone houses with russet-coloured roofs and lush forests, not to mention the electric-blue sea. This is the place to go for a slice of the laid-back Dalmatian life; you can spend your days relaxing in the sunshine on Zlanti Rat (one of Europe’s best beaches) and strolling down stone-paved streets. Step it up a gear with water sports and outdoor adventures; the sparkling sea and dramatic peaks will be your playground. This may be one of Croatia’s biggest islands, but it’s one of its best-kept secrets and the least ‘touristy’ of the lot.

Things to do

Holidays to the island of Brac are ideal for families and couples. Laze around in the sun on Zlanti Rat, or get your adrenaline pumping with a water sports adventure. Go and explore ancient caves and amazing architecture, and when you’re done, indulge in local fare; the cheese and wine are just two of many highlights.

9 to 25 ℃

Want to soak up the sun? July and August are your best bet, with highs in the low 30s°C

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3 hours

Fly to Split International Airport, around 50km away