About Brac Island
Brac is actually one of the easiest islands to reach from the mainland, it has pretty towns and villages and its facilities and geography attract a mixture of surfing enthusiasts, divers, hikers and those looking to escape the crowds in summer. The scenic highlight is the stunning Zlatni Rat or Golden Horn Beach near Bol on the south coast.
Brac is covered with olive groves and vineyards and thick pine trees. The two main resorts on the island are Bol (south coast), with the famous Golden Horn Beach, and Supetar (north coast) which is a more established resort with a fine old town and plenty of facilities and is the main arrival point for most visitors. Postira is a smaller and quieter village not too far from Supetar which offers something a little different for the holidaymaker looking to get away from the busier locations. The highest point on the island, Vidova Gora (778m) is a perfect location for some hiking, offering stunning views and plenty of natural shade in the pine forests.
Supetar is a very popular base for exploring the island's natural and cultural beauty spots; it has a old town which is orientated around a natural harbour and boasts many fine places to eat and watch the world go by.
Bol is Brac's oldest port, nestling under the steep heights of Mt Vidova Gora and is the most well-known resort; the harbour-side promenade has plenty of cafes and bars and, of course, the "most beautiful beach" in the Mediterranean, Zlatni Rat, extends 300m into the sea. Nearby, the Dominican Monastery has a painting attributed to Tintoretto.
Postira is a small traditional fishing town located on the north side of the island close to a number of lovely sandy and pebble coves. The name derives from "Pastura" (Pasture in Latin) which is obvious when you see the rich agricultural hinterland; this part of the island is also well known its cultural treasures such as Lazaric castle and the parish church of St. John the Baptist (built in the middle of the 16th century).
Where to stay
The Hotel Villa Adriatica is high quality, family owned accommodation with a warm and friendly welcome, close to the centre of Supetar and just a short stroll to the beach.
"Hotels and itinerary were great. We did however waste an entire day travelling from Trogir to Omis as we took the coast road which moved at a snails pace - I would advise future travellers to take the motorway. We were advised that it was fine to turn up an hour before departure for a ferry. This is not the case at Makarska - we arrived over 2 hours before departure and did not get on, meaning waiting for the next ferry which was not for another 6 hours. Those travel hiccups aside we did have a great holiday and would recommend Croatia. [Note from Rediscover] - this is very unusual, even in peak season and departures are approximately every 3hrs on this route."
D Tuke, August 2016
"We had a good holiday. All the transportation links worked perfectly and were excellent - only weakness was the transfer from Supetar to Bol - the driver was extremely fast and made me slightly nervous. We liked Split and had a good time there and 2 days was about right. Omis was similarly good - we did some really good activites. Disappointed with Bol which was SO busy - serried ranks of sunloungers. For some reason I was expecting it to be quiet and relatively undiscovered! The upside of the town being busy was that there were plenty of activities on offer so although none of us wanted to join the heaving masses on the beach, we all found something to do. Thanks for organising - it all went really smoothly"
S Finn, August 2016
"Arrangements were superb - no problems at all. Had a great time & loved the country! If we were to repeat the holiday one less day in Bol and an extra day in Mali Ston would be better. Hotel Ostrea and Mali Ston are an absolute delight! Top marks for Miric Inn, Plitvice too. Very friendly & welcoming and HUGE dinners! Dubrovnik old town was heaving with tourists, so staying some distance away at Hotel More was perfect. Easy to get to old town by bus so distance was no problem. Hotel Palace in Zagreb was good as was Mediteran in Zadar Thanks for the recommendations - they were spot on!!"
B Wheeler, June, 2015
"Very well organised. Amathus Travel were superb. Always there and on time."
C Bertinshaw, August 2016
"Just thought I would drop you a line re our recent holiday in Croatia. Everything went well, all pick ups there on time and both hotels and venues just what we wanted. Hotel Lipa at Postira on the island of Brac, excellent value, quiet village, great for a rest. Hotel More at Lapad just outside Dubrovnik, the height of luxury and much enjoyed, plenty to do and see. Many thanks for all the arrangements, my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at both sites."
A Pearce, September 2013
"Thanks Andy for putting together a fabulous itinerary for our Croatia vacation! By arranging the hotels and rental car, you reduced our planning workload and allowed us to focus on the main agenda - having fun in the beautiful country of Croatia! Cheers, Dhruv"
D Ahnand, October 2017