According to naturegnosis, Brač is an island in the Adriatic Sea (Europe) that is part of Croatia. The capital of Brac is Supetar. A number of major cities on Brač are: Bol, Selca and Postira.
Brač is a hilly green island with Vidova Gora as its highest point with a height of 778 meters. The coastline of Brač is mostly mountainous with several pebble and sandy beaches (by far the most famous beach is Zlatnie Rat in the south of the island). In the waters around Brač you can practice water sports such as diving, windsurfing and kitesurfing. Due to the Roman Catholic history of the island, many monasteries and churches can still be found on the island. Furthermore, the island is known for its white limestone that has been used worldwide (including for the white house). See shoefrantics for Croatia as a destination.
Where is Brac located?
Travel information of Brac
Official name: Brač
Area: 396 km²
Country code: HR, HRV
Population: 13,931 inhabitants (2021)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 778 m (Vidova Gora)
Distance (Amsterdam – Supetar): 1,340 km
Flight time: approx. 2 hours and 45 minutes (then boat from Split (30 minutes))
Current status: No special security risks.
Current color code: Green.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place on Brač that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs of Brač, please visit Countryaah.
On our travel offer page you will find an overview of reliable travel organizations that offer complete trips and holidays to Brač. In addition, you will find an overview of separate travel components (hotels and airline tickets) with which you can compile your ideal trip yourself.
Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, hiking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Brač?
Excursions, activities and day trips
With the help of Countryaah you can reserve an excursion, activity, guided tour, entrance ticket and/or day trip for your stay on Brač at a discount. This way you are assured of a place, in some cases you can skip the queue and you can already plan your travel program.
Weather and climate
Brač has a Mediterranean climate. In the winter months the temperatures are around 10 degrees and in the summer months around 25 to 30 degrees.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Brač can be found on our extensive weather page.
Extensive information about the climate of Brač can be found at Climate info.
May, June, July, August and September are the best months to travel to Brač. In these months you have the best chance of good weather.
Croatian is the official language on Brač.
Would you like to translate from or into Croatian for free? Use the Google translator for this.
You must have a valid identity card or passport.
A visa is not necessary.
Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Netherlands Embassy in Croatia: netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Dutch consulates in Croatia (also for Brač): netherlandsworldwide.nl.
Embassy of Croatia in the Netherlands: nl.mfa.hr.
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.
Before visiting Brač it is advisable to get one or more vaccinations.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit Thuisvaccinatie.nl. You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).
Money and Currency
On Brač, payment is made with the Croatian Kuna (HRK).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
An overview of all ATMs on Brač can be found on our ATMs page.
The prices on Brač are a lot lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -32% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (53% cheaper), food (27% cheaper), imported beer in catering (40% cheaper), cigarettes (46% cheaper) and public transport (53% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.
It is customary to tip on Brač. If this has not already been included in the bill, it is customary to tip approximately 5-10%.
There is no time difference with the Netherlands.
Summer time on Brač is the same as in the Netherlands.
Find the local time, date and time zone for Brac on our time difference page.
Traffic and route
On Brač you have to drive on the right.
You do not need an international driver’s license to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle on Brač.
With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Brač.
On Brač the same plugs and sockets are used as in the Netherlands.
More information about electricity on Brač can be found on our electricity page (see Croatia).
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 92 or 112
– Fire: 93 or 112
– Ambulance: 94 or 112
Tap water is safe to drink.
News and newspapers
The latest news related to Brač can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Brač (Croatia) can be found on Abyznewslinks.
Websites from Brač end in.hr.
The country code (international access code) to call someone on Brač is 00385 or +385.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Brač? Then use the Dutch country code 0031 or +31.
(If using a country code, omit the leading 0 of the number to be called.)
Phone numbers can be found in the Brač Telephone Directory.
Company details can be found in the Yellow Pages of Brač.
Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Brač.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos of Brač.
An overview of all public holidays on Brač can be found on Beleven.org.
Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotels, camping sites and holiday homes), restaurants and destinations on Brac, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.
Are you looking for a travelogue about Brač?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Brač. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.
Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Brač can be found on Protected Planet.
Brač is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Brač? On the IATA website you will find an overview of the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, medicines, money and perfume. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.
Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you intend to do business on or do business with Brač, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On PaulSourcing.com you will find a large amount of information about Brač, including: opportunities, import and export rules, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, product requirements, business partners and subsidies.
Below you will find relevant laws and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Brač.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5 (0 for novice drivers under 24).
– Tobacco: Buying and/or smoking from the age of 18.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Allowed
Did you know that…
…Brač is the largest island in the Adriatic after Krk and Cres?
…Brač consists entirely of limestone?
…Tourism is the main source of income on Brač?
…there are chapels in many places on Brač?