Island Brac

"Brac. Its name is fragrant with basil, thyme and rosemary. In the morning and at the dusk the sun glowes through the crowns of pines and olive trees. And the see talks forever with the stony coast and its white shores."
Jure Kaštelan, 1967 – Croatian poet

They say that deer used to inhabit island of Brac. This is where the island got its name from, presumably derived from the Illyrian word "brentos" (deer). This island was mentioned already in the fourth century, in the travelogue of certain sailor, as an interesting point in his journey.

Nowadays, this is the third largest island on the Adriatic coast, abundant in sun, olives and stones, but also somewhat self-effacing, hiding numerous stories. With its narrow trails, picturesque stone houses, seductive Mediterranean landscape and interesting local people, it invites you to a journey and exploration that will hardly leave you indifferent.

Located across from the city of Split with 2600 sunny hours per year, island Brac is the permanent home to fifteen thousand people who are cultivating olive trees, producing wine, working with stone and are engaged in tourism. The specificity of the space characterized by the drywall construction, as well as the diversity of content and atmosphere that island Brac offers, are crucial for everyone who decides to spend their time here.

In addition to the north coast with beautiful beaches and deep coves, and above all beautiful, somewhat steeper southern coast, in its interior Brac hides enchanting places such as the Blace Desert - the hermit haven, Vidova gora, the highest peak of island Brac, as well as the Adriatic islands, the Dragon caves adorned with mystical ornaments, the oldest village of Škrip and many other small enchanting places.

Because of the stone which made it so famous, island Brac was an inspiration to many artists whose works can be seen while wandering the streets of the towns and villages. The nature on island Brac, which is dominated by green pine trees, cypress trees and olive trees, has offered shelter to priests throughout history, who then created life through work. They left many monasteries, stories and knowledge behind, and the island never flaunts them, but carefully keeps them for those who are interested.

Visiting any place on this island will not disappoint you, because it authentically tells the story of its history and people, but also establishes a modern rhythm of life.

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