Supetar on Island Brac
"Supetar is placed..."
... on the Island Brac Supetar is Brac's center. One should speak about two Supetars. About the that was set in the picturesque peninsula of the present cemetery in the times of the Romans until Early Christian times. Then it slept trough some centuries, and then started Modern Times in Glavica, Vrdolac, Varos. From these points it descended in circles towards the sea, to set around the ancient chapel of St. Peter (in portu sancti Petri), and the little bay wich was, in these times of transitions, the port of Nerezisca, the Brac capital for eight centuries. Supetar became its capital at the beginning of the 19th century thanks to its very rapid development and to the best possible site it had chosen.
"You can walk.."
...through Supetar directly next to the sea. Wonderful!
In Supetar, we see the houses without anything foreign or anything excessive. All the building-material has been taken from the surroundings and so the houses seem as if grown together with the landscape, which, in its turn, give always different, never repeated images. These stony forms are free from all the foreign additions. Here we know why the fronts are wide, the roofs painted with milk white lime, why the windows are small and the eaves narrow. We should especially mention here the chimneys with very imaginative endings, not because they are over-decorated elements but because they are mere necessity, they stop the wind and rain from damaging the fire-place. This is the first and genuine ring of old Supetar.
"Map of Brac"
Here you can see where Supetar is placed on the Island Brac