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Destinations you can visit from Linz Airport
Brač is the largest island in Dalmatia and the third largest island in the Adriatic Sea, separated from the mainland by the Brač Channel. It is best known for its white pebble beach of Zlatni Rat or the Golden Horn, which is popular with windsurfers and not far from the seaside resort of Bol.
Holidays on Brač
The island with the most beautiful beach in Croatia
The island is particularly popular with sun-hungry holidaymakers because of its golden sandy beaches, bright blue sea, and pleasant Mediterranean climate. The lush flora and fauna and hilly, rocky landscape in the island's interior make it popular with hikers as well. The more daring can experience the incomparable feeling of going on a paragliding flight from the mountain Vidova Gora. A mountaineering trip to the Dragonja Grotto or a hike to the Blaca desert with its monastery complex are also highly recommended – but make sure you wear good shoes and bring enough water! The latter destination not only boasts very impressive buildings – there is also an observatory, a rich collection of antique weapons and a library to explore.
One of the most beautiful places on the island is Bol. The seaside resort located on the south coast is also the oldest in the coastal region. The very special charm of Bol is created by the pretty little stone buildings, which often house cosy tavernas. Once there, you should try the famous Brač cheese, "Procip", tasty dishes made with lamb – such as "Butalac" or "Lamb Tingul" – or fish. To go with the meal, "Bolski Plavac", the typical wine of Brač, will be served.
Less than two kilometres from the town of Bol, you’ll find the most beautiful beach in the Mediterranean, Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn). The 500-metre-long pebble beach owes its fame to its unique shape and azure blue waters. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
Supetar, located in the northwest, is considered the second most popular town on the island. It also boasts a number of natural stone houses with whitewashed roofs. The beautiful and well-preserved old town is perfect for a leisurely stroll.
The idyllic holiday resort of Sutivan on the north coast is well worth a visit, too – as is the charming harbour town of Milna on the west coast.
Popular sights and attractions on Brač
- Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn): Croatia's most beautiful beach
- Vidova Gora: highest mountain of all Croatian islands with stunning scenic views
- Blaca Hermitage: unique monastery complex in the Blaca desert, with an observatory, weaponry collection and library
- Starigrad Fortress: 15th century fortress near Omis
- Puna Rata: famous pebble beach with crystal-clear waters
- Zmajeva Špilja (Dragon Cave): beautiful short afternoon hike through the mountains
Ideal travel time
The best time for a beach holiday is from June to September, with an average daytime temperature of 23 degrees Celsius in May and 26 degrees in September. Average water temperatures range from 21 to 23 degrees. August is the hottest month – temperatures can climb above 30 degrees.