Plan your Travels to Island of Brac
The largest island in central Dalmatia, Brac offers dreamy landscapes with pine forests, steep cliffs, and cobalt waters. Near the town of Bol on Brač’s southern coast lies the tail-shaped Zlatni Rat, Croatia’s most photographed beach. As astonishing as its shape are the two-toned blue-green waters lapping its strand of fine pebbles. Its eastern side gets a steady breeze, drawing swarms of wind- and kitesurfers.
Looming above is Vidova Gora, the highest peak in the Adriatic islands at 778 metres (2552 ft), with gorgeous vistas of nearby islands and the famous beach below. For a taste of island life, make a halt at the colorful fishing villages of Milna or Sutivan.
When to visit Brac
The best time to visit Brac is late May through September when ferry service is frequent, everything will be open, the weather is pleasant, and the sea will be warm enough for swimming. July and August are the busiest months, so if you go during this peak time, you’ll need to be prepared for longer ferry lines, higher accommodation prices, and crowded beaches. June and September are often ideal, bringing all the pros and few of the cons.
Trip to Brac FAQ
What is the best time to visit Zlatni Rat?
During the peak of the summer season, as many as 10,000 tourists visit Zlatni Rat every day. It tends to be less crowded in May/June or September/October. If you’re visiting during the busiest part of the year and want to enjoy it when it’s a bit more tranquil, consider arriving early in the morning or just before dusk.
What are the essential sites to see in Brac?
The No. 1 attraction in Brac is photogenic Zlatni Rat beach so be sure to spend some time there soaking up the scenery and enjoying a refreshing dip if you visit during the summer or early fall. For those up to the challenge, hiking to the highest point in the Croatian islands is essential. From the top of Vidova Gora, you’ll enjoy a panoramic view over Hvar, the mainland, and the sea. Just down the coast from Supetar, the Roman quarry and the former Roman settlement of Splitska are well worth a look.
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How many days do you need in Brac?
It is possible to see most of the highlights of Brac on a day trip from Split thanks to the many ferries running back and forth. That includes Zlatni Rat Beach, Blaca monastery, taking in the view from Vidova Gora, enjoying a scenic drive to Milna, and perhaps dining in Supetar. But ideally, you’ll have at least two full days which will give you time to cover it all without rushing. Many people like to spend a full afternoon or even an entire day at the beach. You could easily spend a week here, mixing up your exploits with time relaxing on the sand.