Croatia’s second city of Split is an awesome place to visit for two reasons. Firstly, because it’s such a great place to hang out, and secondly because it has such a strategic location, meaning you can take lots of day trips to the islands and surrounding towns. Yesterday we took a trip to the town of Supetar on the island of Brac.
There are numerous ferries that run between Split and Supetar every day, with the crossing taking around 50 minutes. I wrote a post about this last year, so head over to Split To Supetar Ferry for details of the crossing.
Almost everyone knows that the White House is the home of the President of the USA, but not many people know where the stone to build the White House came from. The answer is that it came from the island of Brac in Croatia.
The ferry stops right next to the town’s harbor, and this is the focal point of the town. Many of the town’s cafes, bars, restaurants and shops are next to the harbor.
The population of Brac is only around 14,000, with Supetar being the biggest town, with a population of around 3,300. This makes for a quiet town during the low season. Personally I think the best time to visit is just outside the high season, as the town is still a little lively, but not too overrun with tourists.
If you walk up the hill away from the harbor you’ll see some beautiful old stone houses, some of which have restaurants or galleries on the ground floor.
But the busiest part of town is the harbor area, and you’ll see many people just sitting and relaxing at the cafes that run along one side of the harbor. Can you spot anything unusual about the boat above?
You’ll probably see a few cats around Supetar, but you don’t often see one that’s jumped onto a boat.
Many of the cafes are closed during low season, and even some of the ones that are still open stop selling food. You can still sit and relax with a tea, coffee or beer though.
There is a very picturesque church next to the harbor.
Even if you only spend a few days in Split you’ll notice Hajduk Split (the local football team) murals around the town. In Supetar we saw the name Hajduk spelled out in beer bottle tops embedded in a tree.
You should definitely visit some of the island during your stay in Split. A ferry to Supetar is a good place to start. If you want to stay on Brac for a few days you can get buses to some of the other towns, such as Bol and Milna.
Hotels In Split
While in Split we stayed at two great studio apartments, Divota Apartment Hotel, and Dosud Apartments. We can personally recommend both of these. For over 1,000 other apartments and hotels in Split, visit Agoda Split.