A stunning island that sits off Croatia’s Adriatic coastline opposite Split, Brac Island is a spectacular place to visit. Whether you’re after a relaxing beach break or you want to explore, Brac Island is packed with everything you need for a wonderful getaway in the warm Mediterranean sun.

Stunning beach

Brac Island has one of the best beaches anywhere in Europe, perfect if you want to spend lazy days recharging your batteries. The Zlatni Rat beach stretches out into the Hvar Channel, where a gentle current brings crystal clear waters, which are perfect for swimming or snorkelling. The beach is also a windsurfing haven, so it’s great for learning or honing your skills while you’re away.

Great attractions

If you’re looking for a bit of adventure, then Brac Island has some fantastic attractions that you can visit. Get ready to climb up to the jaw-dropping Blaca Hermitage, a beautiful monastery, or spend some time admiring the vineyards of the Stina Winery before you sample the fruits that make the wine. For some water-based fun, see what the Nautic Center Bol has to offer, including boat trips and action-packed excursions.

Local specialities

As well as popular towns such as Bol on the south coast, Brac Island has a number of beautiful small towns, where you’ll find picturesque harbours and pretty old houses. Hire a car to explore at your own pace, stopping off at the village of Povlja in the north east, where there’s the remains of a fifth century Christian basilica. After a day’s sightseeing, fill up on local specialities like the vitalac lamb dish. Brac Island is also renowned for its wine, cheese and olive oil, the perfect accompaniments for any evening meal.