FORGET THE REALITY – EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY OF SMALL DALMATIAN PLACES
LEARN THE LIFE OF ORDINARY DALMATIAN PEOPLE
towards the island Brač from our small port Sumpetar.
Pučišća – is the cultural centre of the island
Brač. The stony land - the people in Pučišća lived from
stone and for stone. In times of Renaissance here
flourished the productive stone-mason’s workshops.
Numerous buildings worldwide were built from Brač stone.
The most prominent sacral monument is the church of St.
Jerome, built in 1566. In it is treasured the oldest
written document in Croatian, “The Charter of Povlja”,
dating from the year 1184. In 1516 the first private
school on island Brač was opened in Pučišća.
Knowing that summer, sun, and sea are barely enough for
a quality tourist offer, we emphasize to our guests the
cultural values from the rich Croatian past.
Sućuraj – we arrive in a small port in the south-
eastern part of island Hvar. The Augustan monastery was
built here in the 16th century. The church of St.
Anthony was built in 1663. There’s also the famous
baroque fortress from 1613. In this island settlement
you’ll get to know the genuine fishermen’s life.
Korčula – we present you the beautiful middle-age
fortified town, whose walls served as defence against
the enemy’s attacks from the sea. It’s the birthplace of
Marco Polo. In the old town there are lots of historical
and cultural monuments. If you’re staying in Korčula
during the summer cultural events, we advise you to see
the traditional sword dance “Moreška” (Moresca).
Vela Luka – we’re sailing in the cove on the
western side of island Korčula, the natural shelter to
sailors from the south wind. The tourist and fisherman’s
port offers daily the rich assortment of fish, caught
just before the fishing boats have entered in Vela Luka.
There’s also a health resort with curative mud for
people recovering from rheumatism and other bone
The natural monument “Vela špilja” stands out with its
Hvar – meet the most trendy tourist centre of the
Middle Adriatic with a centennial tourist tradition. The
town with most sunny days on the Adriatic coast is
abundant with cultural-historical heritage which
originated between the 13th and the 14th century. In
1612 in Hvar was built the oldest communal theatre in
Starigrad – an old port founded in the 4th
century B.C. by the Greeks and named Pharos. The whole
island was later named after that ancient Grecian town.
In the town there’s a Romanesque-gothic church from
1332, and a Renaissance church from 1569.
The most prominent building in town due to its beauty
and cultural value is “Tvrdalj”, the home of the famous
Renaissance poet Petar Hektorović, built in the form of
Bol – the oldest town on island Brač. In the past
it was populated with fishermen and wine-growers. Even
today the wine from Bol offers the taste of the
Mediterranean sun. The stony “riva” stretches along the
crystal blue sea. In the background rises a mountain
which changes its colours, depending on the time of day
or the year. Due to the different winds that blow here,
it’s the most famous site on the Adriatic coast for
windsurfing. The most beautiful Adriatic beach “Zlatni
rat” (Golden cape) is situated to the west of Bol. The
peak visibly shifts with the tidal movements. The church
of St. John and Theodore was built in the 11th century.
The museum in the Dominican monastery has a rich
collection of pre-historic and antique exhibits of
architecture and sculpture. In the final reckoning, who
could resist Bol?
Milna – a small village founded 400 years ago,
situated in a cove with the most indented coast on Brač.
During the Napoleon’s conquests the French built a
fortress “Baterija” on the very entrance in the cove.
The first church was built around 1600, and in 1783 the
new church of St. Clement was built. There are beautiful
sand coves for tourists - Pasika, Maslinova and Osibova.
The appearance of the village, its monuments and
ambience, possess that quiet and old beauty of the
Sumpetar – at the end of our seafaring, we ask
you to be dear guests at captain Vedran and his family.
Here’s a little surprise waiting for you: the “captain’s
dinner”, a genuine Dalmatian cuisine on the terrace of
our family house.