The Pearl of the Adriatic
Closest to the coast, just in front of Split, Brač Island is an unspoiled and natural island paradise endowed with magical bays and covered with forests of pine and cypress trees. Brač’s sunny hills are covered with vine and olive yards, produce an excellent wine and olive oil. The sound you will take back home is a crickets’ song.
Goats and sheep graze on aromatic grasses, which gives their cheese a unique taste. Brač’s sunny hills are covered with vineyards, whose grapes produce excellent wine.
In addition, you can see quarries whose stone is used for housing and even the White House in Washington or Diocletian’s Palace in Split.
Brac is well known for its lambs, sheep cheese, olive oil, and mandarins. They are proud of their land products.
There is a unique super-rich traditional cake for special celebration. Delicious and sumptuous. The cake has as many recipes as ladies who are making it. But, of course, it is a secret. There is also a Fešta of Hrapoćuša cake, since 2010.
It’s fascinating how early civilization started on the island. Škrip has fortified walls of the Illyrian settlement from the 3rd century.
Visit the Museum of the island of Brač, with its rich collection of stone and ethnographical remains that remind us of the life habits of the ancestors.
Despite its rich cultural heritage, Brač is most known for its beach Zlatni rat in Bol, which is included on the list of the ten most beautiful beaches in the world.
Covered with fine sand, it has a triangular shape with a prominent peak in the sea, the direction of which depends on the direction of the current. It’s a vivid example of the nature many changes as seascape changes with tides and winds.
Unspoiled, natural island paradise
Imagine being in a monastery founded in the 15th century by Christian monks fleeing from the Croatian mainland’s Ottoman invasion. It is a sight to see; it was an important scientific venue in history, as it was equipped with the largest telescope in southeastern Europe in its time.
The nice thing on island, mostly out of high season months, is that everybody is happy to greet you and show they want to connect. The waiter will know the coffee you drink or your name maybe, if you accept small talk.
The lady at the market will gladly talk about her garden, and soon you will be feeling as a local.
If you come back the year after, it will be the same. There are many guests who has been returning during years.
Every village has one fiera. When Tamara lived in Italy, every Sunday there were festas in villages around. Here on the islands, they call it ‘fešta’.
Every town has its patron saint, and on that day, they stage a procession.
In the evening, things go a bit on the wild side, and one can enjoy a traditional all-night party. Best fiera are in tiny villages located inland.
Small craftsmen shops and trade shops present their skills and crafts showing the traditional old way of making belts, scents or hair ornaments, bringing the atmosphere of the Middle Ages to the 21st century.
The streets vibrate with songs and music; all can indulge in a bite of tuna fish, grill sardina, fritule (sweet fried dough), cheese and wine or other products they are proud of.