Brač Island

Sightseeing and Activities on Brač Island

This article offers insights into a few activities and sightseeing on Brač Island and its surrounding areas. From scenic excursions on Brač to captivating experiences with our boat tours, our concierge is ready to provide suggestions to ensure you make the most of your stay and create cherished memories. Plenty more suggestions can be found in our welcome letter upon arrival at the Villa. Be sure to watch our trailer video below for a glimpse of the experience!

Crystal Clear Waters and the Iconic Zlatni Rat Beach

Zlatni Rat, also known as the Golden Cape or Golden Horn, is a prominent spit of land situated 2 kilometers west of Bol on the southern coast of the Croatian island of Brač. It extends into the Hvar Channel in the Adriatic Sea, featuring a white pebble beach and a Mediterranean pine grove. Recognized as one of Europe's and the world's top beaches, it has become a symbol of Croatian tourism. The shape of the spit varies due to tide, current, and wind changes. The crystal-clear waters, coupled with the dependable Maestral wind, attract windsurfers and kitesurfers to the area. During the high season, Zlatni Rat can become very crowded. However, the island of Brač offers numerous other beaches with water quality similar to Zlatni Rat, providing guests with alternative options to escape the crowds.

Zlatni Rat (Golden horn)

Hvar Town

Memorable Day Tour from Brac Island by Boat

Hvar, located in Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia, is a town and port on the island of Hvar, with a population of 3,771 and serving as the largest settlement on the island. Situated on the south coast, it holds historical significance as a center for trade and culture in the Adriatic. Once a Venetian commune from the 13th to 18th centuries, Hvar was a crucial naval base with a formidable fortress, contributing to its cultural prosperity, including one of Europe's oldest surviving theaters established in 1612. The town's 700-year-old walls, noble houses, and public buildings from the 15th to 17th centuries still stand.
In the 19th century, Hvar shifted its focus from a military base to a tourism hub. Today, Hvar has earned the reputation as the "Saint Tropez of Croatia", it features a diverse array of hotels, galleries, museums, and exhibitions, such as the Arsenal, Loggia, the Croatian Institute, and the Hvar Heritage Museum. The picturesque port, nestled in a natural bay protected by the Pakleni Otoci island chain, serves as a safe haven for boats throughout the year. A popular stop for yachts sailing the Adriatic, especially in the summer, Hvar has regular catamaran ferry services connecting it to Split, Brač, Korčula, Lastovo, and Vis.

Biking and Hiking Adventures on Brac Island

Brac Island beckons outdoor enthusiasts with its scenic landscapes, offering a haven for biking and hiking adventures. Optimize your exploration by taking an ebike, allowing you to cover more ground and experience the island's diverse terrain effortlessly. Traverse rugged trails and picturesque paths, immersing yourself in Brac's natural wonders. Discover hidden coves, stunning viewpoints, and idyllic villages, as you embrace the island's breathtaking vistas from a different perspective. The image on the left show Vidova Gora which at 778 m above sea level, is the highest mountain among all Croatian islands. The summit offers a wide panoramic view from southeast to west, encompassing the neighboring island of Hvar and other Dalmatian islands. The ideal starting point for a mountain hike to Vidova Gora is the seaside town of Bol. The ascent on the winding path takes 3 hours. 

Vidova Gora

Olive Oil Plantations and Exquisite Tastings

 Olive trees have graced the landscapes of Brač for centuries, with even the esteemed Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder acknowledging the island's role as a prominent source of superior olive oil. Throughout its rich history, the olive has consistently held the position of the most crucial agricultural crop on the island. Remaining a key player in Dalmatia's islands, Brač continues to excel as an olive oil exporter, boasting an annual production exceeding 1.4 million liters. The distinguished Brač extra virgin olive oil stands out for its notable characteristics, featuring a minimal content of free fatty acids and low peroxide values.

Wine Region and Enchanting Stina Wine Tastings

Wine making has an enduring tradition in and around the picturesque island of Brač, dating back to the 5th century BC when the Greeks introduced vines to the region. Stina Winery, named after the Croatian word for "Stone," maintains a profound connection with the island's geology, as its vineyards are strategically located in the island's most extreme spots, nestled within crushed Brač stone. The renowned Brač stone, celebrated for its exquisite color and texture, has decorated iconic structures, including the White House. Stina wine bottles feature labels crafted to replicate the stone's texture. Their white surfaces invite artistic expression. Established in 1903, Stina Winery proudly holds the title of the world's closest winery to the sea. This proximity facilitated the historic practice of rolling barrels directly from the land onto waiting ships.

Stina Winery

Sculpting Academy in Pučišća

Brac Stone and Exquisite Masonry Art

The school distinguishes itself as a unique institution in Europe, exclusively instructing future masters of stonemasonry through the utilization of ancient Roman hand tools. It stands as one of merely three schools on the continent dedicated to teaching traditional stonemasonry. Situated on the Croatian island of Brač, renowned for its white limestone, the school attracts teenagers worldwide aspiring to master this ancient craft. The island's limestone, extracted since Roman times, has been used in constructing iconic landmarks, such as Diocletian's Palace in Split, parliamentary structures in Vienna and Budapest, and notably, the White House in Washington.

What is the best time of year to visit Croatia?

Brač Villas is open from April to October, allowing its guests to enjoy Croatia's most pleasurable season. In each villa, we provide the convenience of a sauna and heated pools, keeping the temperature at an appealing 30°C for a refined experience even in milder weather. Book your one-of-a-kind villa in Sumartin to create an amazing escape that goes above and beyond the usual.