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Middle Dalmatian islands

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Brac, Solta, Hvar and Vis belong to the Middle Dalmatian group of islands with a maritime lifestyle, while its history and cultural heritage goes way back to the antic times. These islands attract numerous tourists with their natural beauty and tourist offer.

The island of Brac is the largest Dalmatian island, third largest in Croatia. Brac I famous for its beautiful pebble beach Zlatni rat in Bol and is one of the most popular destinations on the Adriatic, especially for surfing and kite surfing. Besides Zlatni rat, you will be mesmerized by Vidova gora, desert Blaca, deep coves, olive groves, vineyards, pine tree forests and crystal clear sea. Brac stone is very famous in the world; it is taken from the Brac quarries and used to make the most luxurious houses of the world, including the White House in Washingotn.

The island of Hvar, the sunniest island in Croatia, is the favorite destination of celebrities all around the world because of its authenticity, preserved nature, quiet coves, clear sea and a rich gastronomy offer as well as entertainment. Hvar is considered to be one of the ten most beautiful islands of the world. Throughout history numerous churches have been built, as well as palaces and Villas rusticas. Vineyard tradition, olive groves and lavender fields have too been preserved. The island of Hvar is proud of its unique group of 20 small islands and reefs called Pakleni otoci (Hell islands).

Vis is one of the furthest islands, specific for is charming small places Komiza and Vis with old stone cores, small beaches and pine tree greenery. In the Komiza Fishing museum you can see traditional wooden boats with which the ancestors went fishing to far away destinations. Five nautical miles from the island of Vis, the island of Biseco with its Blue cave are located – a natural phenomenon which offers a special feeling of “glowing sea”.

Solta is an island ideal for quiet and family vacation. The main town on the Island is Grohote, but there are also other interesting places such as Necujam, Stomorska, Maslinica, Rogac, Grohote, Gornje Selo, Srednje Selo and Donje Selo. Numerous coves perfect for bathing, hundred years old olive groves and vineyards are just a part of what makes the island of Solta interesting.

The islands of Brac, Solta, Hvar and Vis, with their sea, natural beauties and authentic life on the island will make your vacation in Croatia unique and memorable.



Number of sunny hours per year - 2620,3 h

Average air temperatures 
       - January  -   7,8 °C 
       - August  -  25,4 °C

Maximum air temperatures 
       - January  -  17,4 °C 
        - August  -  38,1 °C

Average sea temperatures 
        - January  -  11,5 °C 
        - August  -   23,5 °C
Number of hot days > 25 °C
       - May       -    8
       - June       -  22 
      - July         -  29
     - August     -  29 
    - September - 16


Island Brac:

  • - Zlatni Rat Beach – The Caribbean-like beach of the Adriatic on the island of Brač
  • - Blaca Desert, Brač – The stone fortress was built by local priests and there is a cave nearby. It lies on a rather inaccessible part of the island
  • - Škrip, Brač – is the oldest settlement on the island of Brač, where the Brač island Museum is located

Island Hvar:

  • - Arsenal, Hvar – This is a building of monumental significance as it is one of the first public theatres in Europe. Today it also houses a modern art gallery.
  • - Hektorović's Tvrdalj, Stari Grad – This is a  combination of a palace and a fortress. It houses a   fish pond, ethnographic collection and traditional island tavern and kitchen equipment
  • - Grapčeva cave, Hvar – one of the most famous archaeological sites in Croatia.
  • - The Church of St. Mary (fortress), Hvar – was erected in the XV century. It is a unique cultural monument executed in an unusual fashion for the time frame.
  • - The Fishermen’s Museum, Hvar – The development of fishing techniques from the18th to the 20th century is exhibited.
  • - Hvar bays – The island of Hvar is rich with splendid bays which are protected by the sea from one side and by the pine forest and the rocks on the other

Island Vis:

  • - Fishing Museum, Vis – It displays old wooden traditional boats and antique fishing equipment
  • - The remains of the Greek Issa, Vis – Defensive walls of the Greek colony, the remains of a small theatre and a big public spa, the ancient necropolis with exquisite artisan objects.

Island Bisevo:

  • - The Blue Cave, Biševo – Natural phenomenon of the Adriatic with the "glowing sea", which can be entered only by boat or with the diving gear


  • - Boat trips and panoramic flights over the islands and to the islands of Brač, Hvar and Vis
  • - The Blue Cave, Biševo near the Vis island – a rare natural phenomenon created by sun rays that enter the cave and colour it in silver-blue during sunny days from 10.30 till 11.30 and create unique and spectacular colour sights
  • - Dubrovnik – This old city surrounded by thick walls and towers, reminds us of a precious jewel surrounded by the sea. Dubrovnik is also a treasury of wonderful architectural wonders and numerous works of art preserved through centuries.
  • - Split – Visit the 1700-year-old Roman palace, the only still inhabited palace in the world.


  • - Surfing, kite surfing and sailing in Bol on the island of Brač
  • - Diving (diving clubs on the islands of Brač, Hvar and Vis)
  • - Cycling on the neighbouring hills on the islands
  • - Parachuting from the hills and the slopes on the island of Vis
  • - Extreme tourism, speleo-adventure – Discover the magical world of underground wells, grottos, caves and pits in Sutivan on Brač
  • - Fishing


  • - Wines from the island of Vis – Vugava, a famous wine with its honey-like hue, and Plavac, a red wine of pleasant aroma and strong and powerful taste
  • - Zlatan Otok, a world famous wine from Sveta Nedilja, a small village on the island of Hvar
  • - Pogača from Vis – a specialty made from pastry stuffed with anchovy and baked in oven
  • - Squid baked under the lid – squid, potatoes, rosemary and olive oil
  • - Gregada – Hvar's specialty from a quality white fish prepared with olive oil, potatoes, parsley and onions. You can try it in all better Hvar restaurants
  • - Fish brodetto – a fish dish with a garlic, tomato and olive oil sauce
  • - Grilled fish and salads from home-grown vegetables
  • - A traditional cake called Paprenjak
  • - Dried figs

Fun & Nightlife

Traditional fishermen's festivities are the ancient tradition in towns and villages on the islands of Hvar, Brač, Šolta and Vis. Each year in August Our Lady of Snow is celebrated on Brač, and on Hvar in Jelsa traditionally there is a wine festivity, where visitors enjoy in local wines and take part in fun games organized as a part of the festivity. In almost every place on the islands of Brač, Hvar and Vis you will find numerous restaurants which offer local Dalmatian specialties. Beaches are filled with night clubs and cocktail bars where young people can party till early morning hours. For a truly memorable party come to Carpe Diem on the Hvar Riva and the Veneranda discothèque, which have spread their trademark of good entertainment beyond the boundaries of Croatia.

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