Top things to do

Top Choice Monastery in Brač Island

Blaca Hermitage

Things can't have looked too different on the approach to this remote mountain cleft when a small group of priests and their servants, on the run from the Ottoman Turks on the mainland, arrived here in 1551. They in…
Top Choice Beach in Bol

Zlatni Rat

Croatia's most photographed beach extends like a tongue into the sea for about 400m. Despite the hype and constant crowds, the 'golden cape' is a gorgeous place. Made up of smooth white pebbles, its elegant tip is c…
Top Choice Viewpoint in Brač Island

Vidova Gora

At 778m, Vidova Gora is the highest point on the Adriatic Islands and the view from the top is astounding. From here the entire island of Hvar is spread out like a map, with Vis and the mountains of the Pelješac Pen…
Top Choice Dalmatian in Supetar

Vinotoka

Sit by the open fire in Vinotoka's stone-walled dining room or, when it warms up, grab a table on the street or in the large, glassed-in terrace across the lane. The seafood is excellent; try the green fettuccine wi…
Cemetery in Supetar

Supetar Cemetery

An unexpected highlight of Supetar is its fascinating cemetery, full of striking sculptural monuments. Grandest of all is the over-the-top Petrinović family mausoleum. Built from white Brač stone between 1924 and 19…
Pub in Supetar

Beer Garden

Head to this stone courtyard, tucked away from the buzz of the coastal promenade, to listen to indie tunes, sample from a big selection of local and imported craft beer, and snack on food such as boar and venison bu…
Cave in Bol

Dragon’s Cave

It takes about an hour to hike to this strange cave from Murvica, 5km west of Bol, where an extremely unusual set of reliefs decorates the walls. Believed to have been sculpted by an imaginative 15th-century friar, …
Gallery in Bol

Branislav Dešković Art Gallery

Housed in a Renaissance-baroque town house right on the seafront, this excellent gallery displays paintings and sculptures by 20th-century Croatian artists. It's a surprisingly prestigious collection for such a smal…
Winery in Bol

Stina

This local winery operates a slick, modern tasting room in the First Dalmatian Wine Co-op warehouse (built in 1903), right on the waterfront. Call in at 5pm for a 30-minute tour and leisurely tasting of its top drop…
Dalmatian in Supetar

Konoba Luš

High above town on the main road to Mirca, this rustic, family-run tavern offers good traditional food, brilliant views and a warm welcome. Grab a seat on the terrace under the olive trees and tuck into grilled squi…