ISLANDS HVAR, BRAC en SOLTA
fields of lavender on Hvar
From Seget Vranjica the islands Hvar, Brac en Solta can be visited in a single day. You drive to the ferryterminal in Split and go to Supetar on Brac or Rogac on Solta. Within 45 minutes you reach your destination and start looking for the nicest konoba's (little cafe's). The ferryboats are returning to Split all day till late in the evening. The ferry to Hvar will take some more time but is still good to do.
These islands are typical for the somewhat different lifestyle on an island but also because of the cultural, historical buildings, the harbours with terraces and restaurants.
Unique for Hvar are the numerous fields of pink lavender.
A suggestion is visiting the extremely atractive fisherman's village Maslinica on Solta, authentic and pure. On all islands you can visit several winemakers.
The island Brac is the third biggest island of the Adriatic Sea, surface of 395 square km. Nature is overwhelming but above all it is the golden sand beeaches, the cristal clear sea and the most agreeable climate that makes Brac ultimate attractive to visit. By far the most wellknown place to visit is the particular form of the Zlatni Rat beach which under the influence of the sea constantly is changing its form. For walking and biking Brac is very interesting for its idylic and rocky landscapes.
Solta is a littlebit less known but certainly as interesting as all other Croatian islands. The seaside of Solta has a lot of bigger and lesser bays where it is very pleasant to be. The island is 52 square km. The economy is based on agriculture, because of the furtile soal. Slowly tourism is becoming more important. In the Roman Impire the island was called Soletta and in ancient times it was allready a holiday place for the upper class. All around the island you can find ruins of old villa's and small churches from the middle ages.
Zlatni Rat beeach Brac
Bol on island Brac