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Split - Brac - Trogir

Trip Details

Road Trip 2007 III
Date: Wed, 08/08/2007
Croatia
Distance: 150 km
Motorcyclists: Kyriakos, Thanos, Nikolai
Copilots: Kyriakos, Thanos, Nikolai
Photographers: Kyriakos, Dimitra, Paschalia
Authors: Nikolai
Translators: Nikolai
Map: Trip map
Photographs: Link

Sightseeing map

We woke up relatively early in order to take the first boat to the island Brac and we drove to the port. Although we arrived about 20-25 min before departure we almost missed the ship due to a long queue at the ticket office. Finally, we got into the boat at the last second and while it was preparing for departure. Happy that we made it we tasted a cappuccino on deck and enjoyed the trip that lasted 55 min. We had read a lot about the beauty of the island and we looked forward to exploring it and visiting the famous beach Zlatny Rat.

We disembarked at the port of Supetar and decided to drive directly to the beach. We followed the signs to the Bol village, a nice route of about 39km, through dry landscape, as well as pine forests. When we arrived we were compensated by the view. The beach is a picturesque peninsula surrounded by clear water and dressed with white pebble. The water is really cold but after swimming for a while you get used to it. On the east side of the beach nudism is freely applied if you are a fan. The negative part, which is the case for most tourist places during high season, is that it was too crowded. One had to step on the other in order to reach the water. After a couple of hours we decided to leave and visit the other places of the island.

After stopping in the village of Bol for fuel we drove to the east until we reached Sumartin, which is a nice and picturesque village. On the way back we took another root driving though Humac, Praznica and Pucisca, where one can find the only sand beach on the island. We made some photos and continued driving on the coast route in the north part. Until you reach Supetar you meet rocky coast and some nice little gulfs. When we arrived we were really hungry and after a short stroll around the town we had pizza and chilled beer at a restaurant near the port. Then we went into the boat and return to Split.

After a refreshing shower and some rest we went to visit the town of Trogir. We decided not to take the highway choice that did not prove right as the alternative route was not something exceptional. After driving 30 km we arrived at Trogir wich is very beautiful and recently acknowledged as an UNESCO heritage site. The medieval town is impressive and the buildings and churches well preserved. One must visits the St. Lawrence cathedral built in the 13th century, as well as the Kamerlengo fortress on the west side built by the Venetians for protection from the pirates’ invasions. There are numerous shops as well as coffee shops and restaurants. The ice cream is also delicious as in most places in Croatia. After wandering around we sat in a decent restaurant where we tasted the local dishes, mostly seafood. Satisfied by the beautiful evening we rode our bikes back to Split to rest for next day.