Splitska on Brac, Croatia

The small holiday settlement of Splitska on the north coast of Brac offers perfect conditions for a relaxing family holiday with its quiet bay, gently sloping beaches and excellent cuisine.

About 7km east of Supetar on the north coast of Brac lies the tranquil resort of Splitska, named after the Croatian town of Split on the mainland. Surrounded by the deep blue of the Adriatic Sea and the lush green of Mediterranean vegetation, the bay of Splitska is a real feast for the eyes.


Splitska beaches

The bay near Splitska and its surroundings also have wonderful beaches, which attract families in particular with their calm sea and infrastructure. Pine trees provide shade and kiosks and cafés cater for the physical well-being. In the evening, the palm-lined promenade invites you to stroll along, where cosy restaurants serve local specialities.

Sun worshippers will feel at home on the smooth rocks of Zastúpení, about 1km from the centre. If you get too hot, you can also escape to the pleasant shade of trees. Another kilometre to the west, along the road to Postira, the wild rock and pebble beaches called "Grabrova" entice with their original idyll.

Sights and excursions from Splitska

In the 13th century, the settlement began to develop from a Roman port around St. Mary's Church and the Cerinic country house. Towering over the historic centre is the pointed bell tower of St. Mary's Church from 1577, which houses a painting of Our Lady by Leandro Bassano, a famous Venetian Renaissance painter. Historical paintings can also be found in the Renaissance fort, the most beautiful and best-preserved fortification on Brac.

On the road from Splitska to Skrip is the 6th century church of Sveti Jadro, one of the few early Christian churches on Brac that is easy to find. Skrip itself, which almost seems like a small open-air museum, is also worth a stop.

Famous stones from Splitska

Already in Roman times, the marble-like white limestone from Brac was loaded in Splitska, for which the island is still famous today. The high-quality stones were shipped to Split on the Croatian mainland for the construction of Diocletian's Palace and to Trogir for the church. Among the most famous customers are Croatian cities and important buildings such as the City Hall in Vienna, the Reichstag in Berlin and the White House in Washington.

Tip: Holidaymakers interested in history should pay a visit to the nearby Rasohe quarry. Here you can still find a figure of Heracles that was carved into the stone by a master builder of the Roman Emperor Diocletian.

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