Lying just 13km off the coast from Split, the island of Brac is a really popular destination, both as somewhere to go for a day and, better by far, somewhere to stay for a few nights. Most day trippers from Split - and that includes lots of locals - head straight for Bol right on the other side of the island from the ferry's landing point at Supetar. The attraction here is the glorious (and wonderfully named) Zlatni Rat - the Golden Horn - a stunningly beautiful beach about 2km outside the town of Bol itself.
Brac is much more than beaches however. The island is dotted with lovely small towns, starting with Supetar, the main ferry port. If you've only got one day to spend on Brac, without hiring a car or a moped, getting around is problematical - the island buses all run in and out of Supetar and, apart from those that tie in with the ferry and go to Bol, they are infrequent.
Supetar's worth an hour or two at least. There's a classic Croatian harbour lined with cafes, the church dedicated to Sv Petar and the usual colourful market all just within a few minutes walk from the ferry. You can't miss the sight of the cemetery with its beautiful white marble mausoleum as the ferry from the ferry. Lovers of graveyards won't want to miss this one - there's everything from ancient Roman graves to splendid Art Nouveau mausoleums. There are a decent enough beach just west of the town centre.
Skrip, not far from Supetar, is one of the island's oldest settlements - there's a good museum here, detailing the island's history.
That's about as much as much as you could do in a single day, those with time to spend a few days will find Brac has many more attractions.
During the summer season the ferries between Split and Brac run throughout the day, sailing every couple of hours, starting at about 6am, the last one leaving the island late at night. Buses to Bol mostly run to coincide with the ferry sailing times though you should check this once you're on the island.
Dalmatian coast is full of beautiful islands. The port of Split has daily ferry connections to the islands of Hvar, Brac and Vis, among others. Brac is an island with the beach in Bol, which is well known to most tourists from brochures about Croatia. I'd, however, recommend Hvar, which is one of the most beautiful islands in World, and full of great historical buildings.
If you are staying in Split one of the things that you can do is take a trip to the islands. Jadrolinija, the ferry company, has regular services that connect Split with different islands.
Very popular is island Brac, places on Brac called Supetar and Bol. It takes only up to an hour from Split to Supetar by ferry. Supetar offers you nice beaches, water sports, reastaurants, bars, shops. Brac is famous for its marble stone and you can buy different items made of that material - very pretty and very good quality. Bol is another place on island Brac and it is famous for its beach in the shape of a horn. In the summer season there are also direct catamaran services from Split to Bol.
BOL - BRAC ISLAND. Short ship drive from Split port will take you to Supetar on Brac island where you can find a bus (or road!) to Bol on the other side of the island.
-great beach Zlatni rat (& others)
-great hotels (& expensive!)
-great night life
ISLAND OF SOLTA - The island of Solta lies opposite Split. The vegetation here is sparse, the coast steep and well indented. The largest town is Grohote in the inner part of the island. The largest port is Maslenica, with an anchorage for smaller boats and a beach with a modern hotel and campsite. The Croatian poet and humanist Marko Marulic lived in the beautiful bay of Necujam during the 15th and 16th centuries. In 1555., in honour of Marko Marulic, another great poet – Petar Hektorovic, wrote “Ribanje i ribarsko prigovaranje”. In the poem he describes his fishing voyage to Necujam, the purpose of which was to remember Marulic.
Today, Solta remains as an oasis of untouched natural beauty, because of the lack of industry and tourism.
The island’s civilization goes back as far as the time of the Illyrians. During the Roman era its purpose was specific: it was used as a crossroad by passing ships, a supply station for the coastal roads.
HVAR TOWN - HVAR ISLAND. A short ship drive from Split port will take you to this beautiful island & town with the same name.
-beautiful old churches, theater & streets
TROGIR - north of Split. Beautiful & very old town with great cathedral. On the photo: Trogir cathedral, belltower.
-very old, beautiful
-old town is placed on a little island
-nice stone streets
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