If we had to choose the main highlights which describe the region of Dalmatia that would be the white stone, the sun and the sea. The island of Brač is that but also much more of it. For the famous stone of Brač is said that by labouring it you do not steel its essence but you liberate and discover its millenary soul. The first historical traces of buildings made of the stone from Brač take us up to the 3rd century when the Roman emperor Gaius Aurelius Diocletianus decided to construct the gorgeous residence: Diocletian's Palace in Split.
The beauty and the splendour of the Brac stone affect us from every corner of Diocletian's Palace, from the cathedral in Sibenik, from Mestrovic's Mausoleum, from the Parliament and the New Court in Vienna, from the Parliament in Budapest and many others wonders all around the world made of this unique white stone from the island of Brač. All these world known buildings can not diminish the authentic beauty and the simplicity of traditionally characteristic small stone houses which can be found in almost every picturesque bay or hill of the island of Brač.
The most famous beach of Croatia, Zlatni rat (Golden Horn), is situated on the southern coast of the island of Brač. This beach is a rare natural phenomenon since its shape depends on the direction of the wind: the beach frequently changes its shape. Therefore, under many researches, this beach is considered to be the most beautiful beach in all the Europe. This pebble horn is 1 km long, its exposure deeply into the sea and the winds which arrive from different directions make it a perfect place for windsurfing. Surfers from all around the world meet in Bol to enjoy this wonderful place and just watching them on play on the waves represents an interesting attraction during a relaxing vacation.
The Blaca Desert is another unique attraction of the island of Brač. This secluded place is situated at only 2 km distance from the homonymous bay at the southern coast. This small desert has an invaluable cultural and historical importance. Today it is a kind of a Franciscan oasis, a monastery which originally was founded inside a small cave and then fortified with a white stone of Brač. In 1555 Franciscans came escaping from the Turks and settled in the small monastery which eventually begun to grow until it got its present aspect.
Vidova Gora is just another representative place of the island of Brač. It is the highest mountain of all the Croatian islands and it allows a spectacular view of the sea and all the numerous islands surrounding the Island of Brač. A one day excursion to the Blaca desert and to Vidova Gora are really a must see when you are visiting the island of Brač.