Brac is famous for two things; its radiant white stone, from which Diocletian’s Palace in Split & the white house in Washington DC (oh, yes!) are made, as well as Zlatni Rat, the long pebbly beach at Bol which sticks out lasciviously into the Adriatic and adorns 90% of Croatia tourism posters. It is the largest island in Central Dalmatia, with two towns, several sleepy villages and a dramatic Mediterranean landscape of steep cliffs, inky waters & pine forests.
The Interior of the Island is full of piles of rocks – the result of the back-breaking labor of women who, over hundreds of years, gathered the rocks in order to prepare the land for the cultivation of vineyards and olive, fig, almond & sour-cherry orchards.
The tough living conditions on the Island meant that as lot of people moved to the mainland in search of work, leaving the interior almost deserted. Driving around & exploring Brac’s stone villages is one of the loveliest experiences. The two main centers, Supetar & Bol, differ greatly from one another; Supetar has the appearance of a transit town, while Bol revels in its more exclusive appeal.
Other interesting villages worth mentioning are Postira & Sutivan.