For those looking to do a bit of in sightseeing on Brac, there’s a number of interesting sights on the island. Read on below for things to check out in a number of Brac’s towns.
Sightseeing on Brac – Bol
Zlatni Rat/Golden Horn Beach is one of Croatia’s most famous sights, images of which are frequently used in advertising material for the country. The shingle beach stretches out over 500m from the coastline and – uniquely – its shape changes over the months and seasons depending on winds and water current. The beach is very popular during the summer months, so be prepared for it to be busy if you visit.
Situated on Brac’s harbourfront, Branislav Deskovic Fine Art Gallery is housed in a 17th century Renaissance building and features works from some famous Croatian artists, including sculptors Ivan Mestrovic and Ivan Rendic and abstract expressionist painter Edo Murtic. (Branislav Deskovic is also a famous Croatian sculptor, best known for his animal sculptures.)
The 15th century Dominican Monastery in the eastern part of Bol is on the site of where the palace of the Bishops of Brac and Hvar once stood. The Monastery’s Museum houses a number of ancient coins, including Greek coins from the islands of Hvar and Vis, and Cretan coins. Tintoretto’s Madonna with Child is also housed here.
Brac’s highest peak (at 778 metres high) is Vidova Gora which is actually the highest peak of any of the Croatian islands. It is close to Bol, from where you can hike or cycle up to the peak for the athletic, or take an organised excursion for the not-so athletic.
6km west of Bol, just outside the village of Murvica, lies the Dragon’s Cave, so called because reliefs of dragons can be found inside that are said to be the work of a monk in the 15th century. Tours of the cave must be organised, so ask locally to pay a visit.
Sightseeing on Brac – Supetar
One of Croatia’s most famous sculptors, Ivan Rendic (1849-1932), lived in Supetar on Brac for the latter part of his life and some of his works can be found here – particularly in the town cemetery – as well as in the gallery in the library in the centre of town, dedicated to him.
Sightseeing on Brac – Milna
Milna – not to be confused with the town on Hvar with the same name – has a wonderfully picturesque little harbour, and its calm waters – as the village is situated in a bay – mean its a popular port of call for sailing boats.
Sightseeing on Brac – Skrip
Considered to be the oldest settlement on Brac, the village of Skrip (which lies southeast of Supetar) is home to the Museum of Brac which displays assorted items from the island.