Brač with 153 square miles represents the third largest island in Croatia. The peak point, popular hiking destination Vidova Gora (meaning Mount St. Vid), is the highest point among Adriatic islands with fabulous panoramic view on many others.
The island of Brač is best known for its stone trade tradition. The stone story of Brač dates back in the ancient Roman times. The stone blocks carved on Brač were used in the building of Diocletian’s palace in Split. Throughout history, the limestone remained an important treasure for the locals. The true jewel enabled economic prosperity to traditional fishermen and farmers working in the vineyards. Today it is possible to discover and explore this noble craft by visiting local stonemasons and artists.
The biggest municipality on Brač, divided into three villages, is called Pučišča. Pučišča is located on the northern part of the island. Pučišča is known as a port of 13 towers, which were built as a defense against pirates and Turks. This mystical placement has been discovered and served as an exotic scenography for many European filmmakers. Among big directors from the beginning of the 20th century working in Pučišča were also Orson Welles, Alexander Korda, and Michale Curtiz.
To the West of Pučišča, the village Postira is placed. Postira is a truly cool place. It has its own sardine factory as well as its own film festival. Traditionally Postira Seaside Film Festival takes place each year at the end of July. Taking the path inland from this village of sardines will bring you to the eco-ethno village of Dol. This is the place to try local gastronomic specialties. Brač Vitalac is certainly not a dish for vegetarians. The dish made of lamb innards is recommended for meat lovers enjoying some culinary exoticism.
On the western side of the island, the Milna village is settled in a cove. This natural marina is a pleasant shelter. The center of the village is rich in great architecture dating back in the 16th century. Besides numerous historical sights, Milna offers charming restaurants with fresh seafood and homemade olive oil and wine.
The only settlement on the southern side is Bol. This is the destination with the world-famous beach Zlatni rat. As the beach stretches almost vertically into the sea, its shape and even location depend on the winds. Thanks to these winds Bol represents one of the best windsurfing locations in Europe.