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Holidays in Brac Island
From the lush forests that enclose its beaches, to the quaint houses and magnificent buildings that fill its towns, Brac Island is surrounded by natural and historic beauty. There is something for everyone to do – whether it’s a culinary escapade tasting the island’s famous cheese and wine, or learning how to windsurf on the unique beach of Zlatni Rat.
Enjoy long, warm summers and mild, but wet winters.
The closest international airport to Brac Island is Split International Airport (SPU)
Experience everything from unique beaches to wine tasting and gastronomy tours when you book a Thomas Cook Holiday to Brac Island.
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From lazing in the sun on Zlatni Rat, the unique beach that changes shape, or exploring the hidden caves and bays along the coastline, Brac Island is a paradise for anyone that loves the sea and sand. Further inland you’ll find ancient architecture, stone houses and historical monuments that tell the story of a previous era. Food lovers can look forward to local dishes, or taste the wine and cheese that the island is famous for.
Hopping from one beach to the next definitely tops the list of activities to do on Brac Island. From pebbles to white sand, and usually surrounded by pine trees, each beach is more dazzling than the next. The island is best known for the uniquely shaped Zlatni Rat beach in Bol, which has been named one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Watch its triangular peak shift as the current sweeps across it. Due to Bol’s favourable wind conditions, the area is also popular with windsurfers. Discover hidden beaches in the area of Supetar, with its small bays and coves hiding along the coastline.
The fresh ocean air, elevated mountain regions and arable Mediterranean soil makes Brac the ideal place to cultivate vineyards, olives and figs. The island is known and loved for its wine, olive oil and cheese produce - experience it by taking a gastronomy or wine tour of the area. Wondering what to eat in Brac? Try a local lamb dish, Vitalac, or brave the local drink Bolski Plavac, a spirit made from grapes and herbs.
Visiting the small towns of Brac, with its ancient architecture, quaint houses and harbours that date back centuries, is the perfect way to explore Brac Island. The remains of the biggest Christian Basilica can be found on the island, close to the parish church in Povlja. This village is also home to the oldest preserved documents written in Croatian. In the area of Supetar, nestled between olive plantations and vineyards, you will find bunje, round rock houses with a dome shaped roof. These days they are used to store tools, but they are believed to bear a close resemblance to the houses of pre-historic man.
Beach lovers: Spend your days on one of the many beautiful beaches on the island
Foodies: The area is known for its wine and cheese - the perfect holiday food and drink combination
Adventure seekers: Tick windsurfing, mountain climbing and scuba diving off your to-do list
Language: The language spoken in Brac Island is Croatian
Currency: The currency used in Brac Island is the Croatian Kuna
Local time: The time in Brac Island is 1 hour ahead of UK time
Fly to: The closest international airport to Brac Island is Split International Airport (SPU).
Flight time from UK: Approximately 3 hours
Tourist Information: Further Brac Island tourist information can be found here www.bracinfo.com
Visa & Health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/croatia for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Brac Island.
Temperature: 9-25 (°C)
Enjoy Brac Island’s natural attractions in the spring, when comfortable temperatures in the mid-teens (°C) offer the perfect conditions for exploring. Summers are long, hot and dry, with an average high of 30 at the peak of the season. Temperatures drop to the mid-teens during the autumn, but the winters are still mild enough to get out and explore.
By bus: Travelling around the island by bus is an inexpensive and convenient alternative to a car
By boat: Try a taxi boat, or rent your own boat and hop from beach to beach
By car hire: Drive around the island on your own time by renting a car
Cultural summer festival: Enjoy classical, pop and jazz music concerts as well as art exhibitions and various sports events.
For history lovers: Visit the Museum of the monastery of Andrija Kacic Miosic, with paintings and pieces dating back to the 17th century.
Adventure seekers: Take part in the Vankaregule Outdoor Adventure Sport & Film Festival with mountain biking, windsurfing and a showcasing of extreme sport documentary films.