The climate of Brac is what's widely recognized as the Mediterranean climate - characterized by long, hot and dry summers and short, mild and wet winters.
The island has an average of 134 days of clear sky and 2600 hours of sunshine.
Temperature differences between seasons are mitigated by the influence of the sea which temperature is more stable, making swimming
possible even deep in September.
Statistically, the average daily temperature is below zero rarely, once in three years to be exact. Snow, in average, happens for one and a half days yearly.
The average air temperatures in Bol, Brac island are as follows (in °C) :
The highest peak of the island, Vidova Gora, is at 778 m, and it makes Brac the highest of all Adriatic islands. It provides a magnificent
view of Bol, Hvar island and the channel separating them, as well as the view of what is said to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the
world – Zlatni rat.
Zlatni rat (Golden cape), is one of the most charming beaches on the Croatian coastline and at the same time the most representative
panorama of Bol. It was created by deposits of fine pebbles as sediment around the underwater reef, spreading as a small tongue as
much as 500 meters into the sea.
The very tip of Zlatni rat keeps changing its shape constantly due to the influence of winds,
waves and sea currents, making it appear different and repeatedly interesting. This location is a protected natural area.
Both of these attractions of Bol, are just a starting point for exploring what this magnificent Island has to offer.
HISTORY & SIGHTSEEING OF BOL
Not so many years ago, Brac was the island of peasants, shepherds, fishermen, and stone carvers. Today, the island turned to
tourism, but this little town has kept its tradition and the Mediterranean spirit.
Composed primarily of limestone and dolomite, the island of Brac has been a source of stone for building decorative stonework
for centuries. The old Romans have known its quality and used this very stone to build cities, amphitheaters , temples, palaces
and headstones all over Dalmatia.
People who inhabited Bol since prehistoric time extended its natural beauty by manual labour and handcraftsmanship, often inspired by faith and nature,
creating a rich cultural and historic heritage.
We will mention the old Christian sarcophagus with engraved crosses, the church of St. John and St. Tudor (11th century), the bishops residence (12th century),
the church the Lady of Mercy (15.-17th century), the renaissance and baroque palace with the valuable gallery
of contemporary Croatian art 'Branislav Desković' (end of 17th century) and the local church Madonna of Carmel (18th century).
Today, Mediterranean cuisine is generally regarded as one of the healthiest in the world due to the type, quality of the ingredients and the ways the food
is cooked. Olive oil and specific aroma plants are usually used in the preparation.
The traditional cuisine of the island of Brac is based on slow food dishes including fish, vegetables with the addition of high-quality
olive oil and Dalmatian spices such as rosemary and bay leaf that deliver exceptional flavor to dishes.
Food that is significant for the island would be the famous Brac sheep cheese, lamb meat, Vitalac, Hrapacusa cake.
A traditional and invigorating drink is smutica -made of 4/5 of fresh goat's milk and 1/5 of red wine; legend says that it was
recommended by Hippocrates himself.