Brač is the largest island on the Dalmatian coastline, with similar landscapes to its well-known neighbor Hvar. Rolling hills, pine and fig trees, isolated bays and clear water can be admired through an extensive network of hiking trails.
“Brač attracts a more general crowd compared to Hvar, and is somewhat a quieter island, although each island has its quiet parts,” Greg says. “It is also definitely a different experience – you will see wild sheep running around everywhere. A lot of the sheep are still owned by people, but they just run free, so you see a lot of lamb on the menu!”
Bol is the oldest town on the island of Brač and one of Croatia’s most famous seaside resorts. Here you can walk along the promenade and swim at the picture-perfect Zlatni Rat beach.
Brač is also famous for its stone, which has been used in the construction of the White House, Diocletian’s Palace in Split, and the Parliament building in Budapest. “Brač has a high school dedicated to stone masonry, that people from around the country can attend,” Greg tells us. “As part of their schooling, students also learn to become sculptors and stone masons.