23 Feb 2012

Find your perfect holiday on the Island of Brac

Brac, also called the island of grapes and olives, with a population of 13,000, is the largest island of Dalmatia. It is also the location of the highest peak of all Adriatic islands: Vidova Gora at 774m above sea level, provides a spectacular view from the top, where all other islands are visible in clear weather.



Brac is famous for its marble, the building material of the White House in Washington, DC. The numerous towns of the island give you varied experiences, such as quiet relaxing holidays, night parties, historical or ancient monuments and cultural entertainments.

Supetar

Supetar, the town with the highest population of the island (3500), is one of the most popular resorts in Croatia, the island’s touristic and commercial capital. The town provides everything you need for an unforgettable summer holiday, however those more interested in buzzing nightlife, would be better off in Bol, also a popular resort on the same island. The town has monuments from as early as the 6th century, and it has a unique atmosphere provided by the vineyards and olive trees. The beach is covered by pebbles, so wearing flip-flops even in the water is is highly recommended. Supetar is mainly the destination of Croatian nationals, as opposed to Bol, which is more popular amongst foreign tourists.



There is a regular boat service from the port of Supetar to Split, and also there is a regular bus service to Bol. This 45-minute journey is quite exciting as the winding mountain road climbs up the hill to several hundred metres high with breathtaking views, then descends to Bol on the other side of the island.

Bol

The resort of Bol is highly popular thanks to its 10km beach and its various entertaining facilities. This is the town of the famous Golden Horn, the iconic coastal feature of thousands of postcards and travel brochures.



This piece of land literally changes its shape month by month, because of the waves and currents of the sea. It can be beautifully observed from the top of the Vidova Gora mountain, mentioned above. Balkan Holidays has fantastic package holidays to the resorts of this beautiful island. To find a deal to Brac just check the resort page of Bol or Supetar.