"Brac - most famous for its WHITE STONE" Top 5 Page for this destination Otok Brac by FRONA

Otok Brac Travel Guide: 67 reviews and 244 photos

Peculiarities

The largest villages on Brac:

Supetar
Splitska
Mirca
Skrip

The island hosts:
- the most famous beach on the Adriatic: Zlatni Rat in Bol
- White stone quarries whose stone is also in the White House, USA
- Vidova gora - the highest peak of Croatian islands
- Pustinja Blaca - hermit monastery in the hills (desert) containing some peculiarities like the first printing machine & the largest telescope of its time (famous for its priests who were progressive astronomers)!
- Dragons cave where christians hid from Turkish invasions
- Plethora of Roman ruins and Iliric influences

- The island those name Brac is not connected with a settlement on the island :) (for example, island Hvar also has a settlement called Hvar)
- very old settlement Skrip is inlands and was the first settlement on the islands (Ilirians and Celts)

Brac in numbers

Brac in numbers

area: 395 km;
population: 14.000;
length: 40 km;
average width: 13 km;
highest peak: Vidova gora, 778 m;
settlements: 22 (plus 12 smaller villages, and 5 abandoned villages)
climate: Mediterranean;
2700 hours of sunshine in a year;
air temperature in winter 8, 6 °C, in summer 23, 8°C

The culture of "Fjaka"

In the summertime it is too hot to work, in the winter - it is too cold :))

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Has an airport and lots to see
  • Last visit to Otok Brac: Jun 2006
  • Intro Updated Jul 28, 2006
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