Island Brac is the first in the line of Dalmatian islands which stretch from the largest city in the region – Split, to the south. Brac is the largest and highest island in Dalmatia, and if you climb the highest peak of the mountain Vidova Gora, on a sunny day after rain, you can see the entire archipelago of Dalmatian islands, and sometimes even the Italian coast, as a tone of dark blue line on the horizon.
Most of the towns are located on the north side of the island, facing the coast and the city of Split. The town of Supetar is cultural and political centre of the island. Supetar is also the main port, which connects the island with Split. Sutivan, Postira, Pucisca, Sumartin, Milna (the largest marina for yachts and sailing boats) and Povlja are the largest towns on the island. All of these towns are ideal for excursions, and destinations worth visiting.
As opposed to the northern side where most of the towns are located, Bol is the only town located on the southern side of the island. There are only several little villages west of Bol. The reason for this low population lies in the game of natural elements which cut the stones, making a line of bays with the most beautiful beaches. The culmination of this game of the sea and stone is in the town Bol, with the most famous beach Zlatni rat.
The hermitage Blaca is located at the far southwest, with its monastery carved in a rock.