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Things you shouldn't miss if visiting the island of Brac! Part 1.

Things you shouldn't miss if visiting the island of Brac! Part 1.

Things you shouldn't miss if visiting the island of Brac! Part 1.
Villa Giardino Heritage Boutique Hotel Bol
If you are visiting the island of Brac, make sure to add these to your "to do" list. This island hides so many interesting places which will leave you speechless and create a loving memory. Take a look!
1.    Zlatni Rat – the famous, „moving“ beach
Paradise beach Zlatni rat was honoured with a title of „top 50 beaches in the world“ and truly is one of the most beautiful pebble beaches on the Croatian coast. Among tourists, it is the most recognizable view of Bol.
 
Formed by the deposition of fine golden gravel around the underwater reef, extending up to 500 m into the sea it has built the shape it has today, although it keeps changing all the time due to the influence of winds, waves and sea currents. By this, the top of the beach is constantly changing its shape, making it every time more interesting. Take a look at the photos:
 
This area represents a protected natural area and a favourite place for surfers and kite surfers from all around the world.
 
TIPS: How to get there? Zlatni rat beach is only 2km away from the town of Bol. You can reach it by car or an easy 20-minute walk by the sea. During the summer season, you can catch a small tourist train which goes to the beach almost every half an hour or take a tourist boat departing from the port of Bol.

2.  “Sacred Heritage of the Island of Brac”
One of the interesting facts of the island of Brac is that this island (the size of Malta) is the absolute record holder for the number of sacral buildings - as many as 116!

These sacral objects cover everything from the early Christian church, the medieval church, the church at the sites of pre-Christian cults, the parish church and monasteries.

Considering that they are very interesting for tourists, the island has organized a form of cultural tourism, such as archaeological-historical and religious tourism, within which you can visit and admire the vast majority of them.

Feel free to contact our reception for more inputs on how to join one of those tours!

3. The Bonsai of Brač
It is actually the black pine, Latin Pinus nigricanis Host, which is called Bonsai by the Friars of the Miles. He is 170 centimetres tall and a true survival fighter. Official information says he is about 120 years old, but the true number is unknown.

In fact, the whole story around him is quite mystical, and it's hard to come up with information like why he grows up on the roof of St. Peter and Paul in Nerezisci, how he got there since he dated exactly, and how he survived all these years.

Either way, his picture adorns numerous tourist brochures, postcards, but also almost every Nerechis house, and he is said to be the most photographed on the island of Brac after the Golden War.

In 1969 it was declared a monument of nature, as a rare specimen of trees. Make sure to admire and capture it!

4. Little Night Regatta
If you find yourself on the island of Brac during August, one of the manifestations that will win your heart is definitely a small night regatta.

In the town of Postira on the island of Brač, traditionally every year this small night regatta takes place. It is actually a kind of show, made possible by a natural phenomenon - the night air current called the "gazul". This air current descends into the Postira harbour from the highest point on the Adriatic - Vidova Gora during the summer nights and enables traditional performance.

Locals turned this custom sailing into a sailing-stage show, a traditional local party with many interesting names from art and sailing world.

5. Blaca Desert
Blaca desert represents a hidden desert on the south side of the island of Brac, between Bol and Milna which only the most persistent can reach.

It was founded in the 16th century when Glagolitic priests from Poland came here. The last to rule the Blace Desert were the Milicevic priests. Members of this family in the world were known as passionate astronomers, as evidenced by two asteroids named Miličević and Brač, just to honour them. With the death of the last hermit, Don Nikola Milicevic, who died in 1963, the Desert becomes a museum as it is known today.

In the museum, you can see old furniture, kitchens, dining rooms and various style furniture around the room, as well as various astronomical devices, a rich collection of antique weapons and watches, and a rich library with works written in Croatian Cyrillic, Polish.

TIPS: How to get there? Two ways are possible - by car or by boat. If you decide to drive, take a road to Vidova gora, but be careful if you own a low vehicle. We recommended to leave the vehicle and walk across the abandoned village of Dragovode to Pustinja. If you take the boat, note that after arriving at Pop's Wave it will take you another 45 minutes to hike to reach the Desert.

Photo credits: bestofbrac.com, apoliticni.hr, dalmatian-nature.hr, dinaridestrails.org
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