A quieter neighbour to the glitzy island of Hvar and tourist favourite Korčula, Brač offers a flavour of Croatia before it became one of Europe’s holiday hotspots. Visitors can relax into authentic Croatian island life here, with less hustle and bustle than some of the other islands and a more sedate pace of life than on the mainland.
Brač’s white pebble beaches are among some of the best in Croatia, the most famous of which is Zlatni Rat. Its distinctive V-shape, jutting into the turquoise Adriatic with pine forests behind, has starred on countless promos for holidays in Croatia, and it’s every bit as beautiful when you see it for yourself.
From its beautiful pebble beaches to the pine forests and mountains inland, Brač is a haven for lovers of the great outdoors. Soak up the views, or just relax and soak up the sunshine, on this lovely unspoilt island.
No visit to Brač would be complete without visiting Croatia’s most famous and photographed beach, Zlatni Rat or ‘Golden Cape’. Its smooth white pebbles provide a vivid contrast to the sparkling blue sea and pine forests sloping up into rocky cliffs behind. It’s a popular spot for water sports enthusiasts, particularly windsurfing, sea kayaking and kiteboarding.
The highest summit on the island, many of Brač’s finest walking, hiking and cycling trails lead to Vidova Gora. Even if you go by road, you’ll pass age-old villages, ancient olive groves and lush vineyards, where life goes on as it has for centuries. And when you reach the top, the views over the island are spectacular.
If you choose a hotel holiday you will fly to Split and then be taken to the port where you board a ferry to Brač. The crossing is very pretty, and takes about an hour. You may also visit Brač on one of our small-ship cruises.
As of 1 January 2023, the Croatian currency is the Euro. Major credit and debit cards are accepted in most banks and hotels, and you’ll find ATMs for withdrawing cash in larger towns and cities.
Just as in the rest of Croatia, tipping is not widely expected, although it is always appreciated if you feel you’ve received particularly good service.
Croatia is one hour ahead of GMT.
All you need is a valid British passport for entry to Croatia. But requirements can occasionally change, so we always recommend you check before you leave by visiting cibtvisas.com/health-requirements or gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice
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