Brac: an island of wine, olive oil and stonemasonry

Brac, Dalmatian island of silence, olive, stone, and wines is definitely worth visiting while your stay in Croatia. Their steep, sun-soaked slopes have the perfect conditions to produce some very interesting and high-quality sorts of grapes that make fantastic wines. The most common grape varieties planted on the island are Posip (white wine), and Plavac Mali (red wine). The island’s wineries are located in spectacular locations, offering you quality wine and a very scenic excursion.


Brac also has the highest (2340 ft), and one of the best, viewpoints in all of the Croatian islands – Vidova Gora, where on a clear day, you can see Zlatni Rat, Bol, Hvar island, and the Croatian mainland.


The oldest settlement on the island, Skrip is simply a must-visit place. It’s located inland, not far from Supetar. Skrip is rich in history and a great alternative to a hustle and bustle of coastline towns. Housed in a 16th century Radojkovic Tower, the Museum of Brac reveals the island’s history, and you should also visit the Museum of Olive Oil dating back from 1864.


The white marble from Brac is world-renowned, and the only Stonemasonry School in Croatia can be found in Pucisca. The oldest quarry on the island – Rasohe is located in the vicinity of Skrip, and it dates back from Roman times. At the entrance of a quarry, carved in a cliff, is an ancient relief of Hercules, most likely dating back to the third century.


And while you are here, don’t miss your chance to sunbathe on one of most top beaches in all of Europe – Bol, famous for its Zlatni rat beach, a 1 km long beach, and swim in the crystalline turquoise sea. And if you’re feeling adventurous you could try windsurfing and kiteboarding because Bol, due to a preferable west wind called Maestral with constant speeds of 15 to 25 knots, has perfect weather conditions for surf sports.


These are just a few crumbs about Brac, and to find out more join us on a journey that will linger in your memory like a gentle Adriatic breeze.


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