Well-connected to Split by ferry and catamaran services, the island of Brač makes for the perfect island escape. It can be easily visited as a day trip from Split, but it is recommended to stay a few nights in order to uncover the true gifts the island has to offer. With much of the attention in recent years focusing on Hvar, Brač has been left to quietly develop as a solid, more sustainable tourist destination. Despite its proximity to the mainland, the slow pace of island life pervades the island’s main attractions from the Blaca Monastery to the Dragon’s cave to the Pučišća stone masonry school. Organizing a walking tour through the Dolce Vita trail to see, touch and taste where the country’s best olive oil comes from is a good place to start your explorations. Hooking up with one of the many outdoor adventure sports companies for kayaking, climbing, windsurfing, or sailing are well worth it. Although a visit to the famous Zlatni Rat beach, which is also a prime windsurfing spot, can seem a bit overrated, exploring the waters on the more hidden sides of the island like Bobovisće or Sutivan will reveal the most crystal clear water in the entire Adriatic. The top resort area is Bol.
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