Brac Island



Located about 172 mi/278 km from Zagreb, Brac is the third largest island in the Croatian Adriatic. It offers beautiful scenery and the highest mountain of any Croatian island, the Vidova Gora. Excellent passenger and car ferry service (10 ferries daily, with more in the summer season) takes you from Split to the main town of Supetar in 50 minutes. A high-speed passenger catamaran goes to the town of Milna on the west side of the island. Less frequent ferries also travel from Sumartin on the east side of the island to Makarska on the mainland.

Supetar is one of the liveliest towns, but other towns on the north side of the island such as Sutivan, Splitska, Postira and Pucisce offer beautiful beaches, and a variety of accommodations and restaurants.

Brac is best known for its quarries of white limestone, which is used in building many of the houses and structures on the island and has been exported to other countries. The island grows much of its own produce, with the largest portion of farmland given to olive tree farms, vineyards and citrus orchards.

On the south side of the island, Croatia's most famous beach, Zlatni Rat, just west of the town of Bol, juts out into the Adriatic in the shape of a horn and is constantly changing shape with the shifting tides.

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