Supetar is located to the north of the island and is 35 min away from the villas. Supetar is the largest place and only urban centre on the island and as such it represents an administrative, cultural and a tourist centre. Rich cultural and historical heritage of Supetar will take you back to Roman times. You will find yourself surrounded by numerous “villae rustice” and remains of a mosaic located next to the parish church dating from the 6th century. An imperative is the Church of St. Mary of the Annunciation from the 18th century with a beautiful bell tower and a museum. Walking down the cobblestoned streets and across romantic squares “pjacete” will make you understand the true spirit of a Dalmatian coastal town. With diverse cultural events, festivals, numerous restaurants and traditional taverns you can taste the magnificent Mediterranean food. Also, if you would like to visit popular tourist spots on the mainland or sail to the islands of Hvar or Vis on a one-day excursion, Supetar is a great starting point. To sum up, Supetar is a great place for unforgettable moments of peace and quietness on one side and fun on the other; a place of indigenous charm of Dalmatia.
Whatever you are looking for on your vacation, you may find it here; night life and cultural attractions of cosmopolitan Hvar town, boat excursions to Pakleni Islands, sandy beaches near Jelsa, the ancient town Stari Grad in which past centuries mingle with modern tourist facilities, heavenly beaches under pine trees in Zavala, exotic atmosphere of south cliffs in Ivan Dolac, Sveta Nedjelja or MIlna, the "little Venice" ambient in Vrboska ... this is just a fraction of it ... you need to explore and experience it.
Hvar hides abandoned ancient hamlets, craggy peaks, vineyards and the lavender fields which it is is famous for. It’s a place worth exploring and the southern end of the island has some of Hvar’s most beautiful and isolated coves. At night you will see the town come to life with young partygoers attending the town’s legendary beach bars.
Sapphire waters and ancient walled towns
A country of dramatic mountainous landscapes and dreamy deep-blue seascapes, with a population of just 4.2 million. Many lovers of the great outdoors come to Croatia specifically for its adventure-sports facilities, between the sea and the mountains, sailing, scuba diving, kayaking, rafting, mountain biking and rock climbing are all on offer.
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Brac Island (pronounced “Bratch”) is home of our Villa’s Tiha, Fjaka and Vidik and is the longest and most elevated island in central Dalmatia, 48km long, 14 km wide, covering 394 square kilometres.
The charming villages of Sumartin and Selca are less than 5 min from the villas, Sumartin is a pretty little sea edge town with a small harbour, beautiful beach and small cafes, restaurants and shops on the sea edge. Should you wish to use it, there is a ferry service to the mainland town of Makarska which can make a very pleasant day trip and there are plenty of coves and beaches to explore - try around the headland from the town or towards Puntinak directly across from the towns beach - the beach bar there has stunning views of Sumartin and the mountains behind at Makarska.
Sumartin is a relaxed little village with it’s occupations mainly being wine growing, olive growing, fishing and tourism it’s a pleasant place to be. There is a Franciscan monastery for those who like to sightsee, which was built in 1747 which has archives and a museum containing valuable jewelery, Venetian Baroque paintings, portolans (multi-coloured navigation charts drawn by hand), and an ethnographic collection.
There are several hidden coves that can be reached by boat and Vidova Gora, Brac’s highest peak is a short distance away and the views from the top are spectacular!
The village of Sumartin with the mainland - Biovoko mountains as its unique backdrop
Supetar - 45 min (ferry)
NEW Brač Airport - 10km
Split Airport – 50km
Bol - 25 min (Very Yes)
Zlatni Rat Beach - 28km
Restaurants & shops - 2km
Supetar to Split - 45 min
to Makarska - 40 min
NEW Airport - 15 min drive
Brač is famous for two things: its radiant white stone, used to build Diocletian’s Palace in Split and the White House in Washington and Zlatni Rat, the pebbly beach at Bol that extends languidly into the Adriatic and adorns 90% of Croatia’s tourism posters.
It’s the largest island in central Dalmatia, with several historic towns and pretty villages, and a dramatic landscape of steep cliffs, inky waters and pine forests. Some of Croatia's finest wines and olive oils are also produced on Brac.
Zlatni Rat / Bol - 25 min (Very Yes)
Split is Croatia’s second-largest city, a blend of ancient and modern and a great place to see as the Dalamatian life is really well lived here. This vibrant city with it’s dramatic coastal mountains act as perfect backdrop to the turquise waters. Split is full of history, with one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments and heritage sites. It was the Romans who put Split on the map when Emperor Diocletian built his retirement palace here in the 4th century.
Diocletian’s Palace (left), erected by the Roman emperor in the 4th century was once home to thousands, and it has endured as the center of Split’s cultural and political life even as the Byzantines, Croatian kings, Venetians, Austrians and Italians planted their flag on the great city. In addition to enclosing a welter of Roman ruins and medieval churches, the sprawling 4th century residence is also bursting with trendy shops, stylish bars, brand-name boutiques, busy bars and mediterranean restaurants.
Brac is without a doubt one of the most accessible islands traveling from Split, with the closest ferry port at Supetar, almost directly opposite Split which takes only 40 minutes. A private speed boat transfer can be arranged or Very Yes can be chartered direct from Split to the Villas which takes 75 minutes or just long enough to enjoy a bottle of Croatia's fantastic sparkling wines.
Jadrolinija ferry to Split - 40 minutes
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“Tiha is a gleaming delight in an astonishing setting, this beauty built of the finest Brac stone cascades down to a sapphire sea. An amazing place to while away the hours in an architectural gem that feels like home.”
- Charlie Luxton, TV Presenter 'Homes By The Med'