Croatia is a treat of amazing islands including beautiful Hvar which is sought after for a vibrant nightlife, serene Vis famed for amazing cuisine and Mljet that is a haven of scintillating stretches of unspoiled nature. Brac might not be as popular as the aforementioned but it’s still very much worthy of your time. If you are new to the island and/or Croatia, then read on as what follows is a travel guide for the paradisiacal land mass.
First things first: Travel options
It’s often the norm that visitors find themselves in Split and look to head on over to Brac and if that is the case, you’ll be glad to know that there are a plethora of travel options. One of those includes a ferry ride from Split to the town of Bol in Brac which entails the options of a car or foot-only travel. Alternatively, you could save yourself the hassle of a long trip and opt for an airport transfer Brac package which is not only shorter but also extremely convenient as well.
You’ll find all sorts of residences in Bol town with a double room in a 3-star hotel requiring 150 euros; a price inclusive of breakfast as well. That sum is for the in-season, i.e. the months between August and July, outside of which you can get the same deal for half the price. A one-bedroom apartment for four, on the other hand, will cost you between 50 and 90 euros depending on the season and location.
Seafood is the order of the day across menus throughout the island so it’s highly likely you’ll be indulging in a lot of these. You’ll require about 8 euros for a light meal such as a piece of scampi while you’ll need to top up 110 more for a delicious Adriatic squid. Lamb sells at 220 kunas per kilo while fresh fish, in general, will set you back 340 kunas for the same measurement.
Now on to the good stuff, here’s a look at Brac’s basket of goodies:
1) Zlatni Rat
This gorgeous beach is easily the most popular thing about Brac as its pebbled contours and heavenly turquoise backdrops are extremely welcoming and enchanting. The same also goes for the weather and the tides which make sailing around Brac a breeze.
2) Stina winery
Croatia is well known for a sumptuous cuisine at the heart of which are centuries-old traditional wines imbued with the timeless flavors of yesteryears and a taste that is uniquely different. You can get a share of all that at Brac’s popular winery.
The 300-year old town is the cradle of one of the nation’s earliest civilization and its rustic castle is desirable for its rich heritage as well as the panoramic views it provides.
4) The Olive Oil Museum
The old museum harbors the equipment of 17th-century oil making and, if you’re into that sort of thing, you can learn how the trade was effected so many years ago.
One last thing, consider leasing a car to truly enjoy Brac. Getting from one attraction to another involves a lot of walking and while the public transport is commendable and the network impressively comprehensive, it still doesn’t compare to the freedom of having your own ride.