The Pearl of the Adriatic
Off the beaten track, Brač Island is an unspoiled and natural island paradise endowed with magical bays and covered with forests of cypress trees. Brač’s sunny hills are covered with vineyards, whose grapes produce an excellent wine.
In its pastures, goats graze on aromatic grasses which gives their cheese a special taste. Brač’s sunny hills are covered with vineyards, whose grapes produce an excellent wine and quarries from whose stone the people of Brač build their homes and the same stone is used for White House in Washington and Diocletian’s palace in Split.
When in Brac, you will sample the local delicacies and treat your taste buds. Brac is well known for lamb meat, sheep cheese, olive oil, and mandarins. The food on the island is flavoursome, tasty and varied.
The oldest place on the island, Škrip, has fortified walls of the Illyrian settlement from the 3rd century, and besides that, in the Roman Radojković castle, you can visit the Museum of the island of Brač, with its rich collection of stone and ethnographical remains.
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.
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.
After few days on Brač people like to remember your name. The waiter will know the coffee you drink.
The lady at the market knows your favourite veggies. Others will greet you, maybe some will know your name, and you will be a local.
If you come back the year after, it will be the same.
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 fiera.
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 fieras 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, fritule (sweet fried dough), cheese and wine.