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Book accommodation in the Agro Resort Bračka Perla and discover the surrounding towns of the island of Brač

Mountain climbing excursions to the Dragon Cave and the Blaca Desert, walks from Splitska to antique stone quarries under Škrip, bathing on the beaches covered with the most delicate sand, photographing dramatic karst phenomena on all sides of the island,  surfing on the channel  before Zlatni rat, relaxing with the world famous Brač cheese, lamb chops and fish, brandy and Plavac mali from Bol, in one of the local wine shops  or simply enjoying the silence within one of the shepherd’s huts – all that individually and combined creates a memorable image of Brač. 
Embark on an exciting trip of discovering the beauties of Brač with some of our recommendations:

Nature Park Sutivan is located near Sutivan. It is situated amidst the pine wood and olive groves, far away from noise and traffic. Its 12 000 m² include a garden with various species of autochthonous and decorative plants and flowers, while its 6 000 m² include stone habitations for animals located at the estate (donkey, mouflon, doe, wild boars, ostriches, peacocks, various bird species etc.). There are also recreation grounds (beach volleyball, indoor soccer, bowls and basketball) and the children’s playground area will provide you with a carefree stay in the park. After the relaxing walk in the park, you can enjoy our gastronomic offer.    
Supetar Supetar is located in the northern part of the island, around the horseshoe-shaped cove. It is really a peaceful oasis of undiscovered nature and the true haven for all those who want to take a break from the fast pace of life. There is a port in the centre of Supetar which links it directly to Split, and on the west side, alongside the coast, in the coves Vlačica and Banj, there are beautiful sandy beaches surrounded by pine woods.   
Vidova gora, the highest peak of the Adriatic (778m), is one of the numerous sights of the island of Brač and it is reachable by car.  Its name originated from the Old Slavic god Svevid. Around the 13th century, the church of St Vid was built at the top of the mountain. Unfortunately, today only the ruins remain. When you reach its peak, you get the most unusual sensation because it appears as though it is cut off, falling in the abyss with vertical cliffs. Here it seems as though you are on a high bridge of a gigantic ship, floating outside the tumultuous everyday worries, in the endless beauty, on the highest peak of the entire Adriatic coast. Zlatni rat especially draws your attention, resembling a giant sharp tip cutting into deep blue sea in the distance.  During clear skies the view expands as far as the Pelješac peninsula in the east, over Korčula, Vis, Biševo, all the way to the distant cliffs of Jabuka. Some days you can even see the Italian coast. This hill is a vacation paradise – there is also a mountain cabin Vladimir Nazor on the hill, with a restaurant. Since Vidova gora is a feast hill, you can taste some of the specialties from Brač there – prosciutto, cheese, Brač tripe, lamb, wine, sherry, grape brandy, herbal brandy and walnut brandy.    
Blaca desert is a unique monument on our coast. This was once a renowned Glagolitic desert, erected aside a high steep slopes, while today it represents one of the most beautiful excursion sights on the island of Brač. Its location under the very wreath of the Brač summit, near the sea, represents an ideal place for a healthy vacation, profound silence, religious meditation and the presence of a centennial culture nurtured under the steep slopes of Ljubitovica.   This miniature desert has a priceless monumental value. During its 400 years of existence it evolved from a modest hermit cave into a wealthy estate where fifteen hermits lived, however it simply ceased to exist three and a half decades ago when its last governor died. However, in 1963 Blaca was converted into a museum with an observatory – hence the church, the buildings and all other valuable heritage of these Glagolitic conservators are treasured as a first-class historical monument.    You will be astonished by the beauty of this desert pearl as its interior will certainly draw your attention: beside vintage kitchen, dining room and bedroom furniture and an extremely well-stocked library, with many old manuscripts, you can also find a beautiful piano in this pathless desert. 
Working hours:
  Every day:  9 - 17
  Closed on Mondays
  Entrance fee
  Adults:  40 kuna
  Children:  10 kuna
Murvica is situated on the southern slopes of the island, amidst the karst caves steeply erecting in the hinterland.  All around it you can see the naked karst with noticeable specimens of Mediterranean dense evergreen underbrush, with Murvica in the middle, facing the sea but further away from the sea, as if it chose that particular location itself.      In order to reach Zmajeva špilja, covered in the veil of secrecy, you have to set off on a picturesque and sunbathed walk through nature, swerving alongside the steep slope through the karst, dense evergreen underbrush and the ruins of the Stipančić desert. Zmajeva špilja and the reliefs of characters from the pagan mythology and Christianity, carved in bedrock, represent a first-class monument of the cave monastery life of Glagolitic priests from the 15th century. This cave served as a dwelling and a temple for runaway Glagolitic priests who inhabited and cultivated the steep southern hills of the island and embarked on their priesthood in the cave.  A very rare example of the first print of the Croatian Glagolitic missal from 1483 originated from there and is currently preserved in the Dominican museum in Bol.    To this day, people here have believed in Slavic myths of fairies, werewolves, nightmares and witches and Mediterranean tales of Orkomarin, a one-eyed giant who lives in the cave.  Zmajeva or Drakonjina špilja preserves a spectacular world which moved here straight from the dream world. The climb is really worth it; from its peak you can enjoy the vast vista and sense the tranquillity and mystery which this unusual historical monument still exudes. 
Bol
Bol
Bol is the first and the oldest island city on the coast. Its location is not as that of all other seaside towns on the slopes of hidden coves; Bol is secluded on the southern open coast. On its west side we find one of the largest and most beautiful natural sights of the Adriatic – Zlatni rat beach, which turns its cape, according to the influence of the wind in a particular season, towards the east or the west which makes it truly unique. Mostly due to Zlatni rat, Bol has been a tourist hotspot for a long time and the ideal destination for everyone enjoying water sports. There is also a diving school on the beach and several surfing schools where you can rent all the necessary equipment.
Bol has so much as seven registered archaeological sites. The complex of the Dominican monastery (15th century) on the peninsula of Glavica contains many historical and cultural valuables, from the bishop’s palace to the monastery and the parish church. There is also a botanical garden inside the monastery as well as the Museum of island archaeological findings.(www.bol.hr).

The centre of old Bol is composed of a string of folk buildings and building complexes, while the stylish buildings are discreetly placed into the ambience without disrupting the harmony of the authentic folk architecture.
Art gallery Branko Dešković is one of the most prominent modern art galleries in Croatia. It holds works of famous Croatian artists, especially those inspired by the sea and the sun, beauty and colours of the Brač landscape. 
Art gallery - Branislav Dešković, Bol
Working hours
June - September
Every day except monday
9.00 – 12.00 , 18.00 – 23.00
October – May
9.00 – 15.00  ( Tuesday –  Saturday )
Ticket
Adults : 15 kuna, children: 5 kuna   Finally, we reccomend to you the travern "Riva" located in the center, nexto to hotel "Kaštil". It is one of the oldest restourants in Bol. You can find a combination of meat and fish in the menu, with special emphasis on traditional cuisine. The rich wine list boasts home made wines from the family cellar, in which they make proschecco and schnapps. 
Škrip is much older than all written testaments. It represents miniature Brač in a way. The hill summit with a tower bell, church façade and large citadels seem like a town lost amidst the karst.    By the very mention of the name Škrip (lat. Scrupus=sharp large rocks), you can almost hear the eternal grating of the stone which determined the entire life of the island, since the old stone-pits are very close to it. One of them is Rasohe, where they excavated the stone for Diocletian.  In that oldest island town with the richest cultural monuments, the Heritage Museum of the island of Brač found the best suitable place. There you can see the findings from the Kopačina cave and the votive antique altars, stelae and reliefs, paintings and books, clothes and artefacts. The museum is open for visitors in the summer 9-19h.  Life broke out of that ancient Roman town’s shell during time, however the memory of its historical grandeur always remained. It is also called Veli Škrip. There, in that shipwreck of a town, the past resides, and here, in the present, in the younger Škrip, the soul of the Brač peasant resides in the naked karst. 
Museum Škrip:
Working hours:
Every day:
8.00 – 20.00
Entrance fee
Adults:  15 kuna
Children up to 14 years:  5 kuna
Postira is a more recent town. What makes Postira special is its playful configuration – it extends widely along the coast, not circularly which gives it a certain flair of ethereality and neatness.  The most exquisite architectural harmony with the ambience of a Mediterranean town is best experienced on the small picturesque square on the way to the church. Stone pebbles, moulded by the peasants` feet, animal hooves and washed out by heavy rains are carved into the heavy ground of the street and the square. That closed square under the church with stone benches for people to rest and talk is still the centre of the town life, assembly and commerce.
Dol
In the northern part of the island, detached from the central Brač traffic road, in the deep valley near Postira, there is Dol. The houses are dug into the hill rocks, and numerous caves give it a flair of mystery making it seem as though prehistorical people could exit at any moment. Dol is just one of many small towns located in the interior part of Brač, with many characteristics of a small city, even though with empty streets, still filled with a lot of island tranquillity of a secluded life.  You can feel that island tranquillity in one of the oldest and most famous taverns on the island, Toni. It is located in an old house by the road; it offers lamb, excellent oil and wine, home-grown vegetables and fish. Temperatures in Dol are moderate even in summertime, thus making it very pleasant to sit under a dense vine in front of the tavern.            
Lovrećina, a rich archaeological site and a beautiful cove, is located between Postira and Pučišća. Beside the findings pointing to a highly evolved Roman economy, Lovrećina is also a substantial old Christian finding, with stone coffins and the remains of a church with an extremely intricate shape. In the northern part of the church we find a cross-shaped well, and above it there was a ciborium placed on four pillars with capitals and stone beams.  The cove itself is a famous swimming spot with tourist facilities. 
Pučišća
Pučišća is the largest town on Brač with Mediterranean traits, whose white roofs create quite the ambience. Pučišća is located at the bottom of a deep cove, as if this beautiful town played hide and seek with the sea and hid from the harsh wind, remaining forever sheltered from it. Climbing harmoniously alongside the hills, the houses seem as if ascending towards the sky, leaving uninhabited coves which descend towards the port from the steep slopes of Brač.

The town of Pučišća lives for the stone, on the stone and off the stone. Since much of it was never written on paper, but carved into stone, the past and the present should be read from the façades of the houses in Pučišća, simultaneously acquiring new knowledge about the stone letters. The right place for this would be the Stone-carving school founded in 1906. It would be extremely interesting to view the works of the pupils, which the trade maestros of this school will proudly show you. Those are true works of art. The beauty of Pučišća is carved into stone and eternal, therefore the marriage between stone-carving and tourism is indubitable in this town of bora, sun, stone and salt.
The most stupendous sacred monument in Pučišća is the parish church built in 1566. The ancient altar of St Ante is one of the most beautiful on the island.
It would be a shame to miss out on all the wonderful offers of the restaurant in the Hotel Dešković – the most luxurious space of public dining on the entire island. In the salon on the ground floor of the hotel the guests can enjoy in the pleasant shaded space. Antique furniture, fireplace and the paintings of the owner, Countess Ružica Dešković, shaped the space to resemble the one where wealthy and respectable families from Brač dined. Even the menu resembles the one once offered to more prominent families, mixing traditional and universal Mediterranean urban cuisine.
One of the sparks of Brač tourism is also the restaurant Pipo in cove Luke – the most beautiful cove in the northern part of Brač, completely hidden inside the mainland, with five smaller beaches sheltered from the wind. The restaurant is reachable only by sea. The restaurant space is an exquisite example of renovation in terms of authentic Brač architecture. The restaurant offers traditional Dalmatian meals, shellfish and home-grown fish and organic fruit and vegetables.
Nerežišća
The town of Nerežišća is located at 382m above the sea level, dividing upper and lower parts of Brač at the wreath of Brač highland. For eight centuries Nerežišća represented the heart and soul of the island, the residing place of the prince of Brač and the forge of the nobility of Brač. 

Each period left a certain trace in the town, seeking its own expression and its place, while Nerežišća descended quietly from the hill into the field. High stone stairway called Kopila leads to the parish church of Gospa Karmelska with picturesque façade, which is the most monumental island church, where old organ and artwork are held. The Romanic church of St Petar and Pavao in the town centre is particularly interesting, because there is a small pine tree growing from its apse, protected as a natural rarity. Next to Zlatni rat beach, the pine tree from Nerežišća is the most photographed phenomenon on the island. It is 170m high, its branches are firm, and its roots are intertwined in the church roof. No one can tell when the pine tree grew at that unusual spot, but it is estimated that it is 150-200 years old. 

Describing beauties of Brač, its historical and natural pearls and neglecting the unusual work of nature, Kolač, would be such a shame. The picturesque Kolač, only 2km far from Nerežišća, is quite a discovery and a riddle for chance travellers who happen to stumble upon it. The irregular rock shape around 20m high, made of two connected arches which lean on each other in the upper central part resemble an old bridge long abandoned by the river. People have been telling for generations tales and legends of fairies, elves and other fantasy characters dancing on this arch, ornamenting it with flowers and climbing plants, and its miraculous power and indescribable effect on people after they pass under it.
Donji Humac is one of the oldest towns of Brač, as suggested by the near prehistorical cave Kopačina. The cave is divided into two halls, and it is 12m long. It preserves the oldest findings of the prehistorical man on the island.  There is no island of such populated and rich interior where cattle breeding, wine and olives have been so evolved and fishery well developed. That alimentary duality enabled tripe and meat baked under a baking lid to be served together with high-quality fish in the taverns dispersed around the interior of the island. The aromas inside the restaurants are complemented by everything home-grown on the island: vegetable, famous olive oil from Brač and southern slopes wine. Our recommendation in Donji Humac is tavern Kopačina.
Bobovišća na moru, a small village in the western part of the island, is known for its rural Mediterranean architecture. Pine trees, olive trees, cypresses, aloes and tamarisks in this secluded cove serve as decoration to peace disrupted only by the crickets or dozen of sheep and goats of one of the shepherds.    Stone waterfront surrounded by stone houses is the heart of the place at the bottom of the deep fiord. We are not talking about the cosy picturesque folk houses, but about the buildings of patrician magnitude. One of those is certainly the house of one of the greatest Croatian poets Vladimir Nazor. The poet spent his childhood there and constantly longed desperately to return home: “I still yearn for two things: one remained in that small wild cove on the island; the other was perhaps dragged to that very cove by the winds or the waves..And I am going there to find both…”  With all imminent changes, the port Bobovišća kept its intimate character. Each visitor of Brač long remembers the image of beautiful small towns, the heritage of popular architecture of unique glow and beauty.   
Ložišća obtained the most beautiful tower bell on the island of Brač, and Croatia got its most wonderful tower bell built in the 19th century. It appears as a dreamlike illusion, a miracle of stone solemnity amidst bare landscape.   
With the small port of Bobovišće, Milna is the only town in the western part of Brač. At the bottom of the largest port on the island of Brač, Milna found its shelter and sun exposure. Long, spacious and neatly decorated waterfront surrounds the entire place. Here you can enjoy the beautiful view of boats along the waterfront, fishing nets by the sea, fish scales rubbed away from the fisherman’s hand on a stone column, barrels of salted anchovies, the church of St Nikola Putnik who once greeted the sail boats on their departure towards the high seas, the centennial shipyard, the palm and the pine trees. 
Walking down the waterfront, chatting on the beach, resting by the sidewalk or on the stairs by the church or the citadel, on the pavements by the palm trees or under the pine trees - all of that has been carved into that experience and that ambience. The image is complete once we get lost in those narrow, small streets extending from the waterfront and alongside it all the way to the rural buildings. 
The coves of Milna are ideal for sport fishing, and the extremely favourable climate in that elongated and sheltered cove offers wonderful conditions for the shelter of sport boats and yachts during winter, with its successfully organised marina, one of the best and best protected in Dalmatia. 
We should also mention the restaurant Smrče in the cove Lučice, reachable by both mainland and sea. It stands out with its beautiful ambience and a domestic feel with a large offer of various specialties.
Only a few kilometres away from Supetar, Mirca is located; a peaceful and a quiet place – a melancholic love of one of the greatest Croatian poets, Tin Ujević. Mirca represents a garden and an orchard; "whirlwind of beauty where the suburbs of silence should end" (Tin Ujević). The first Museum of Oil on the island of Brač was opened in Mirca. There the visitors can witness the traditional way of processing olive and the production of a renowned Brač olive oil.     
Sutivan is a small tame town with a Mediterranean ambience and beautiful afforested beaches and many summer houses by the seaside. It is located en face Split as if it represents its overseas suburbs.     You can read the motto of Sutivan written in Latin at the entrance of the Kavanjin summer house dating from the 17th century OSTIUM NON HOSTIUM ("door opened only to friends"). In that manner, this small town representing the gate of Brač, cordially invites its guests and sends the welcome greetings of a hospitable island to all its visitors. This town of natives and newcomers, peasants, seafarers, noblemen and ordinary folk, has been growing for centuries; it gradually evolved facing Brač and Split, mainland and sea.  The Sutivan rarities are the fraternal catacombs built in the past century. They were created in the cemetery in 1634 and they bear witness to the social consciousness and the need of people of that time, joint in confraternities, to take care of their loved ones.    Sutivan is a fortunate medley of skilful fishermen, agriculturists, craftsmen, traders and intellectuals, each of whom weaved their own respective skills and wishes into the creative weave of this town.