Brac Island Holidays

A picture-perfect Croatian island

Gorgeous Brac Island is something of a poster child when it comes to the beautiful Adriatic Coast. It’s home to Croatia’s most famous beach – the shape-shifting swirl of shingly Zlatni Rat (often referred to as Golden Horn or Cape) – a gorgeous interior thick with vineyards and olive groves encircled by a rugged coastline and plenty of traditional villages. Brac Island holidays offer everything you could want from a relaxing Mediterranean getaway. Croatia’s third-largest island is one of its most picturesque, and one of the easiest to visit from the mainland.

The buzzing port of Supetar is home to hotels and masses of popular restaurants, while the fishing town of Bol is close to fabled beach Zlatni Rat. For those who prefer to be more off the beaten track, smaller, quieter settlements like Postira and Milna dot the coastal road. While holidays to Brac Island offer a delicious hit of Mediterranean relaxation, there’s enough to see and do to keep families, couples and those outdoor-lovers happy.

Your Brac Island questions, answered

Yes. The town of Bol – and its iconic Zlatni Rat beach – is located on the southern coast of Brac Island, which in turn sits just off the coast of Split.
There are regular ferries from the mainland coastal hubs of Split or Makarska to Brac Island. From Split, the ferry to Supetar takes 50 minutes, while it takes an hour from Makarska.
Covering an area of 153 square miles, Brac is Croatia’s third-largest island. It’s also the longest island in the Adriatic and, as it has the highest peak, the most elevated, too.

Best things to do in Brac Island

Climb Vidova Gora

To reach the impressive peaks of Vidova Gora, you’ll have to do a three-hour climb from the outskirts of Bol. As you hike, you’ll be rewarded by sweeping views of the mainland and Hvar Island.

Go windsurfing

Thanks to the light breeze that blows around this area, Brac Island is a well-known windsurfing hotspot. Rent some gear, then head to Zlatni Rat to have a go yourself.

Find the dragon’s cave

The hamlet of Murvica is one of Brac Island’s best-kept secrets. Here, you’ll find karst caverns once occupied by 15th-century monks, including The Dragon Cave so-called because of the relief of a dragon carved into it.