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  • Private tour with traditional wooden boat "Drvenko"

    Private tour with traditional wooden boat "Drvenko"

    Price from: 340.00 €

  • Krka Waterfalls & Sibenik

    Krka Waterfalls & Sibenik

    Price from: 56.00 €

  • Plitvice lakes

    Plitvice lakes

    Price from: 80.00 €

  • Blue Cave and Hvar Island

    Blue Cave and Hvar Island

    Price from: 112.00 €

  • Dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik

    Price from: 67.00 €

  • Mostar & Medjugorje

    Mostar & Medjugorje

    Price from: 67.00 €

  • Group TRANSFER from Zagreb to Trogir/Split with Plitvice lakes tour

    Group TRANSFER from Zagreb to Trogir/Split with Plitvice lakes tour

    Price from: 130.00 €

  • Group TRANSFER from Trogir/Split to Zagreb with Plitvice lakes tour

    Group TRANSFER from Trogir/Split to Zagreb with Plitvice lakes tour

    Price from: 130.00 €

  • Quad & buggy adventure

    Quad & buggy adventure

    Price from: 40.00 €

  • Rafting on Cetina River

    Rafting on Cetina River

    Price from: 30.00 €

  • Trogir walking tour

    Trogir walking tour

    Price from: 13.00 €

Brac


Specialists in the origins of place names think that Brac is an ancient Illyrian name, deriving from a word for the deer, cult animal of prehistoric man: the Illyrian was brenton, and the Greek elaphos, and hence the references under the name of Brentista and Elaphusa, just as even today the Dubrovnik archipelago is called the Elaphite Islands. Roman encyclopaedist Pliny the Elder refers to it as the island opposite Trogir and Ciovo, famed for its goats: capris laudata Brattia. During the whole of Antiquity, the Brac
quarries between Splitska and Škrip were being worked; here laboured the Roman slaves who were condemnation ad metalla.

On Brac, after the twenty-year war with the Goths was concluded in the middle of the 6th century, a series of basilicas came into being in the bays of Supetar, Sutivan, Postira, in Lovrečina, Povlja and Bol, in Mirje over Postira. But soon they gained first hand news about the destruction of the capital of Dalmatia, Salona, on the mainland just over the channel, from the refugees who came to the island to make a new life. The revival of life on the island after the disaster of the 7th century was slow, and in reduced forms.

In the 10th century, Constantine Porphyrogenitus mentions Brac and other Neretva princedom islands south of it, with the ravaged cities and the pagans who inhabited them, living from livestock rearing. But he also mentioned it for the fi rst time by its Croatian name, if in the Greek form, of course: he Brátza, ho Brátzes. The centre of government was in Nerežišća from the year 1000, when Brac for a short time was ruled by Venice, and through all the medieval centuries that, in spite of the many political reversals, did not change the rhythms of life on the island.

While Venice was truly the governing power on Brac (1420-1797), social and political conditions brought four population groups into being: the patricians, the privileged families, the new inhabitants and the commoners. In the 18th and 19th century, the space of the island was blessed by human labour, to the very last square foot. The period of 104 years during Austrian rule was characterised by a gradual strengthening of economic and cultural life, the reflection of which is preserved in all the island ports, the paths and roads, the cadastre, and the multitude of (only apparently) modest monuments of the life style. But after the economic crisis of the 1900s, many people from Brac set off across the seas, to Patagonia, Antofagasta and Australia, always to places where it was hardest to work.
Today the island has the same number of families as in 1900, but only half the population.

Come with us on our day tour with speed boat from Trogir!