Brac (pronounced ‘brach’) Croatia is an easily accessible island (about 50 minute ferry ride from the city of Split on the mainland). A visit here is well worth a day trip…at minimum. For the adventurous, renting motorbikes is a must. The island has some beautiful beaches as well as more intimate private bays. Picturesque villages dot the shoreline around the island and small cut off roads often lead down to these villages or connect them below the higher main road.
In the summer, swimming, eating and drinking as you slowly make your way around the island are true highlights. The island is Mediterranean to the core – vineyards, olive trees, figs and lavender are liberally planted. The small town of Pucisca is a gem; the town is built from marble quarried nearby. In fact Brac produced the marble that was used to build the white limestone columns at the White House in Washington DC.