Brač is the largest Dalmatian island, with 394 km2 of land area, 12 km wide and about 40 km long.
Like a huge ship, the island of Brač has nested in the picturesque archipelago between the islands of Hvar and the city of Split.
Vidova gora Hill, magical view of the island of Brač
The reflections of the lead-grey cliffs of Mosor and Biokovo Mountains in the blue sea during the day alternate with the lights of fishing boats at night when they sail off to fish.
The pointy top of the island of Brač is the 780 m high Vidova gora Hill, the highest peak on Croatia’s Adriatic islands.
Beautiful views of the sunlit sea extend from the top of Vidova gora, as well as scenes of the playful mountain hair of the Makarska coastal area, ruffled by the waves and above all the glorious sun. The unpredictable play of light creates fascinating sights such as idyllic plains dotted with sheep herds.
We warmly recommend a trip to Vidova gora.
The island of Brač is excellent for relaxation, health, sleeping and dreaming.
The civilisation of Brač is marked by a centennial tradition that bears testimony to Roman agriculture and Renaissance architecture inspired by the island’s landcape and aesthetics. You will experience something authentic when arriving in the south of the country, visiting an island that is infused with the scents of Mediterranean vegetation and rich in cultural heritage.
Ever since ancient times, stone has been dug out of Brač quarries and used to build notable buildings, the most famous one being Diocletian’s Palace in Split.
During their reign on the island, the Romans built farmhouses, presses for grapes and olives, ponds (watering-places for animals) and quays. Notable Roman remains include two large Roman mausoleums and many scattered pre-Christian and Early Christian sarcophagi.
Early Christian churches
Up to 30% of preserved Dalmatian churches are located on the island of Brač.
The Early Romanesque basilicas built at the location of Roman farms and small churches from the Medieval period grew into settlements, each telling its own story of origin, growth and transition into modern times.
Bol and Brač have a typical Mediterranean climate – characterised by long, humid and dry summers and short, wet winters.
During summer, the winds are not cold and the afternoon mistral (northwesterly wind) that blows from the sea in addition to the evening burin (north-northeastern wind) from the Brač hills both offer pleasant refreshment.
Sunny days per year
If you decide to spend your holiday on Brač, you can count on some of the 134 days of clear skies and 2600 hours of sunshine.
The average sea temperatures are pleasant, and during summer they are approximately 24 °C.