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Ultimate Guide to Brač: Croatia's Island of Outdoor Pursuits

Brač is Croatia’s third-largest island, the biggest in Dalmatia, and among the closest to the mainland. It's also a great choice for active pursuits: stellar windsurfing, any type of watersport under the sun, cycling, and hiking. Base yourself in the main towns of Bol and Supetar, or venture inland to the ancient stone hamlets at Brač's center—there's plenty to do and see throughout. Learn more about what, when, and how to go below.

Zlatni Rat Beach, Island of Brač
Map of Classic Croatia: Zagreb, Split, Brač, & Dubrovnik - 12 Days
Classic Croatia: Zagreb, Split, Brač, & Dubrovnik - 12 Days

The sun always shines on the Dalmatian Coast—one of the most scenic coastal drives in Europe. In 12 days, you'll have the freedom to explore on your own, starting from historic Zagreb and ending at the walls of mighty Dubrovnik with a wide selection of national parks and beautiful coastal towns to stop at along the way.

Sunset over the rugged island of Brač
Hiking the Dalmatian Coast: Brač, Hvar, Korčula & Pelješac - 7 Days

Discover Croatia's Dalmatian culture and gastronomy on this self-guided hiking adventure. Start in historic Split and hike up to Marjan Hill, then ferry to the islands of Brač, Hvar, and Korčula to explore pristine coastlines and beautiful inland scapes of lavender fields and olive groves. Hike through the Pelješac peninsula before ending in Dubrovnik, the Pearl of the Adriatic.

View of Zlatni Rat and Adriatic from Brač’s Vidova Gora
Classic Croatia: Zagreb, Plitvice, Brač, & Dubrovnik - 13 Days

This 13-day tour blends culture and history with adventure and relaxation. Beginning in Zagreb, you'll venture toward the Dalmatian coast, passing through the bucolic landscape of the Zagorje and the stunning lake and waterfall park of Plitvice Lakes before you reach the historic coastal cities of Zadar and Split. Wander stunning scenery in Krka National Park, explore the island of Brač, tour narrow alleyways and medieval fortress walls in Dubrovnik, and cap off your tour with a day trip to nearby Montenegro.

Zlatni Rat Beach on the island of Brač
Map of Classic Croatia: Zagreb, Plitvice, Brač, & Dubrovnik - 14 Days
Classic Croatia: Zagreb, Plitvice, Brač, & Dubrovnik - 14 Days

This complete two-week trip is a great route for travelers visiting Croatia for the first time and includes a day trip to nearby Montenegro. You'll experience the main highlights of the Dalmatian coast, starting from Croatia's capital, Zagreb, to its most popular southern city, Dubrovnik. Swim in the pristine waters of popular Krka National Park, lie out on stunning Zlatni Rat beach on Brač Island, and hike a medieval route between remote villages on Hvar Island.

Supetar harbor on the island of Brač
Sailing Dalmatia: Vis, Lastovo, Mljet, & Brač - 10 Days

Enjoy 10 days of sun and sea on a private sailboat as you cruise to and between some of Croatia's most popular—as well as more remote—Adriatic islands. From Split, you'll chart a course to quiet Vis Island for two nights before continuing to the untouched paradise of Lastovo, the saltwater lakes of Mljet National Park, fortified Korčula, picturesque Hvar, and rugged Brač. You'll swim and snorkel secluded bays, dine on fresh-caught seafood and drink local wine, and drop anchor to visit frozen-in-time island villages.

The medieval hilltop town of Motovun lights up at night
Istria to Dubrovnik: Land & Sea - 11 Days

Enjoy this 11-day itinerary from Rovinj to explore the romantic countryside of the Istrian peninsula before continuing down the Dalmatian coast to end in Dubrovnik, the "Pearl of the Adriatic." You'll also spend five relaxing days aboard your personal sailboat for total island immersion from the larger, more populated islands of Hvar and Korčula, to the nature-focused Mljet. Drink Istrian wine and eat truffle-infused dishes in Motovun, marvel at Split's stone sphinx brought back from Egypt 3,500 years ago, and discover the 16th-century stone walls of Dubrovnik's Lovrijenac and Revelin fortresses.

Sailing off the coast of Brač
Sailing Dalmatia: Hvar, Brač, & Split - 4 Days

This quick 4-day sailing itinerary is perfect for travelers short on time who love the sun and the sea. You'll set sail on a private boat from the coastal city of Split to visit the lavender island of Hvar—one of the most popular islands in Dalmatia—as well as the island of Brač, well-known for its rugged beauty. Swim, snorkel and cruise your way over the sparkling Adriatic to discover a taste of Croatia's island charm.

Croatia offers some of the best sailing in the world, with hundreds of islands to explore
Sailing Dalmatia: Brač, Hvar & Vis - 5 Days

Enjoy five days of sailing on a private boat between three of Croatia's most popular Adriatic islands: Brač, Hvar, and Vis. You'll bask in the sun on deck, taking in the island setting as you leave historic Split and the mainland behind and chart a course for nearby islands, including the Pakleni archipelago off the coast of Hvar. Seek out aquatic wildlife and drop anchor to swim and snorkel secluded bays as well as disembark to visit charming coastal towns.

Sailing in the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Croatia
Sailing Dalmatia: Vis, Korčula, Hvar & Brač - 6 Days

Sail to four of Croatia's most popular Adriatic islands—Vis, Korčula, Hvar, and Brač. Enjoy the sea breeze and sunshine as you relax and delight your senses onboard your private sailboat, stopping along the way to swim, snorkel, and explore charming coastal towns. You'll begin and end in Split and chart a route to nearby islands with time spent to discover the beautiful Pakleni archipelago.

Sailing along the Dalmatian Coast
Sailing Dalmatia: Brač, Hvar, Korčula, & Mljet - 7 Days

In a week, there's plenty of time to experience the highlights of Croatia's Dalmatian Coast from the vantage of your private sailboat. From historic Split, you'll hoist anchor and set out to Dubrovnik, the "Adriatic Pearl," stopping to explore four charming and diverse islands along the way: Brač, Hvar, Korčula, and Mljet. 

Sailboat in the Supetar harbor on Brac Island
Sailing Dalmatia: Vis, Lastovo, Mljet, & Brač - 8 Days

A perfect combination of adventure, culture, and relaxation on this 8-day private sailing trip sees you sail from the ancient coastal city of Split to chart a course for nearby famous islands of the Adriatic. You'll spend the night in the harbor of five different islands, from isolated Lastovo to the larger islands of popular Korčula and Hvar as well as enjoy a little time on land discovering each of the island's character.

The island of Brač
Dalmatia Family Adventure: Split, Cetina River, & Hvar

This week-long itinerary is perfect for adventurous families looking to explore the Dalmatian coastline through fun, sporty activities. Starting and ending in Split, you'll spend time exploring the historic city and paddling the Marjan Peninsula before taking the day to hike, climb, swim, and jump your way down the Cetina River. Next, you'll set sail to swim and snorkel around Brač Island as you make your way to Hvar Island, in time to paddle amid the Pakleni archipelago and join a cycling tour of the island's dynamic island terrain.

Supetar harbor on the island of Brač
Sailing Dalmatia: Vis, Lastovo, Mljet, & Brač - 9 Days

Enjoy 9 days of sun and sea on a private sailboat as you cruise around some of Croatia's most popular—as well as more remote—Adriatic islands. From Split, you'll chart a course to quiet Vis Island for two nights before continuing to the untouched paradise of Lastovo, the saltwater lakes of Mljet National Park, fortified Korčula, picturesque Hvar, and rugged Brač. You'll swim and snorkel secluded bays, dine on fresh seafood and drink local wine, and drop anchor to visit frozen-in-time island villages.

Other popular travel destinations in Croatia
Dalmatian Coast · Split · Dubrovnik · Korčula Island · Zagreb · Plitvice Lakes · Zadar · Istria · Rovinj · Hvar Island