Dear visitor, these pages have been created for you in order to present you all the wonders of the Island of Brac, as much as it may be possible virtually. Our desire is to provide you all the necessary information regarding the arrival on the island, your stay and places to visit.
Island of Brac is the largest in the middle Adriatic and it spreads over 395 m2. It was inhabited already in prehistoric period and there are still the remains of its eventful history. Mount Vid (Vidova gora) is the highest peak of all the islands in the Adriatic (778m). By importance and number of inhabitants, Supetar is the first in line, followed by Bol and Pucisca.
Island of Brac is one of the sunniest places in Croatia since it baths in the sun for about 9 to 12 hours during summer time and approximately 2700 hours during the year. Island's symbol is "Zlatni rat", beautiful pebble stone beach, visited each year by numerous tourists and especially favored amongst surfers who enjoy the play of winds and waves in the Hvar channel.
Reasons to visit Brac are numerous and consequently, we will try to introduce you with all the well-known and less known traits of this splendid Island.
During the summer there is a number of excursion boats, quick boats also connecting Brac to mainland and neighbouring islands, but for these the best place to ask for schedule and prices is at your primary destination. There is also an option of flying to Brac, regular flights operate only from capital of Croatia, Zagreb.
If you travel by car, the only way to reach Brac is by ferry. They leave from Split to Supetar, and from Makarska to Sumartin, on the island's eastern tip.
Catamaran tickets can only be purchased on the day of travel, so expect long queues during the summer and purchase early since there is only one trip per day and it quickly gets sold out. If the weather is exceptionally bad on a certain day, then the catamarans don't go at all. Usually you can also take your dog on a catamaran, but be aware that during the trip the dogs are kept in the box, on the deck (outside), so if you're uncomfortable with this, take the ferry.
The catamarans usually leave Split from dock next to the Diocletian's palace but this can change so make an inquiry while purchasing the ticket.
Brac island airport is located only 14 km from Bol and 30 km from Supetar. Most of it's traffic is generated via charter operators, but there is a regular line from beginning of May, till middle of October from Croatia's capital, Zagreb. This line operates each Saturday, and the price is from 30€ up, one way. The ticket can be bought online at Croatia airlines website
The departure time from Zagreb to Brac airport is 10:40 am, while the plane from Brac airport to Zagreb leaves at 18:45. The flight duration is 50 minutes. Because this line is not frequent, the best way to reach island Brac by air is to fly to Split and then take the ferry or catamaran to Brac.
Split airport is connected with more than 40 European destinations. Several low cost carriers also fly to Split. You can check current connections at the Split Airport arrivals timetable.
From Split Airport you take the bus which leaves you exactly at the first ticket kiosk location (check it on the map at our tips for ticket purchasing in port of Split). There you take the ferry or catamaran ticket to Brac.
Main bus and train stations in Split are located next to each other and quite near the main Jadrolinija building where you purchase tickets for ferries/catamarans to Brac. Basically when you take off the bus/train you need only to cross the street and walk about 50 meters to it in order to purchase tickets and get to island Brac.
Supetar is Brac island's main ferry port, located opposite of Split, the trip lasts for about 50 minutes.
Natives on Brac regard the period starting at the end of October and going into the beginning of November as God's chosen time. Why? It's harvest time of course, and in particular it's olive harvesting time. Whether you want to do some work or just observe, we invite you to join us for fresh fall air, picturesque scenery and an outstanding harvest picnic under the olive trees. If you're interested we can also take you to an olive oilery where you can observe and learn more about the fine art of creating some of the world's finest olive oil.
In overall, the results of regular sea water analysis show that whole of Croatia's Adriatic Sea is of highest quality. The only exceptions to this are several major Adriatic ports.