When you're looking for a trip off the beaten path, you can't go wrong with Brac holidays. The island of Brac may be the biggest in Croatia, but it's raw, authentic, and ideal for those craving a taste of the Mediterranean as it used to be. Laze on the Zlatni Rat beach (a famous, winding stretch of white-stone pebbles) or hop from bar to bar along Bol's winding cobblestone alleyways.
The island of Brac features unspoiled beaches, historic stone villas, and lush evergreen forests. Although Brac is one of Croatia's largest islands, it's remarkably uncrowded and free of tourists, so there's plenty of space to explore. Dive into the blazingly blue sea while admiring dramatic peaks - there are plenty of opportunities for watersports and outdoor adventures. Explore holidays to Brac Island and find yourself amongst olive trees and vineyards, crystalline waters, and the breathtaking Adriatic coast.
Get a taste of the Adriatic
Families and couples alike will enjoy holidays to Brac Island. Get your adrenaline pumping with a watersports adventure or simply relax on the beach at Zlatni Rat, one of the world's most enchanting seascapes. You can explore ancient caves and marvel at amazing architecture, and then indulge in local fare; locally-produced sheep’s cheese and dry white wine are among the highlights. The Island of Brac produces some excellent wines, and many wineries operate year-round, welcoming visitors to enjoy a tour of their vineyards.
Visit one of Europe's most beautiful beaches
Brac Island has one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe, ideal for those who want to spend their days relaxing and rejuvenating. The beach of Zlatni Rat extends into the Hvar Channel, where a gentle current brings crystal-clear waters - great for swimming or snorkelling. Windsurfing is also popular on the beach, so you can learn or improve your skills while you're away. If you want some quiet time, head to one of the wilder, windswept coves or rent a boat to explore them by sea.
Embrace Adriatic island life
When it comes to attractions on Brac Island, you'll find some fantastic experiences that'll make your trip unforgettable. Spend some time admiring the vineyards of the Stina Winery before tasting the fruits that make the wine, or climb up to the Blaca Hermitage, a crumbling monastery that rises up from the hills. Nautic Center Bol offers boat trips and action-filled excursions if you're looking for some water-based fun.
Sample traditional specialities
Bol on the southern coast is one of the more popular towns on Brac Island, but the island also has several picturesque fishing villages with pretty harbours and beautiful villas, built from the local white stone. Rent a car to explore the area at your own pace, stopping off at the ruins of an ancient basilica in Povlja, in the northeast.
For a satisfying meal after a full day of sightseeing, local specialities like vitalac (skewered lamb grilled on open-flames), or peka, a dish of potato and squid cooked for several hours under a metal dome, will not disappoint. The island is also famous for its wine, cheese and olive oil, all perfect accompaniments for an evening meal.
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