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Do you like mountain biking?

Do you like mountain biking?

Pucisca county is ideal destination for riding bicycles off-road whether rough terrain or not so rough. Not far from Pucisca there is route to village Praznica with magnificent landscape. Take a look a map of off-road route: Take a look on images you should see on your way to Praznica...

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Pucisca

Pucisca

Pucisca with its 1700 inhabitants is one of the greatest places on the island. The town is located on the inner part of the deep retracted bay on the northern side of the island. Connections are with the mainland by catamaran and ferry (Supetar to Split and Makarska-Sumartin). Pucisca is connected with other villages on the island by very good roads passing through Postira or Praznica 1234► Pucisca is the center of the stone masonry industry. Besides stone cutting and processing, the population is engaged in agriculture: production of olive oil and wine, livestock, cheese and lamb. In recent years, tourism in Pucisca has increased significantly. Pucisca are especially suitable for nautical tourism as it has a calm and secure bay, with modern moorings equipped with electricity and fresh water. A few miles from Pucisca is one of the most beautiful bays on the island – “Luke” – featuring a beautiful pebble beach, moorings for yachts and other pleasure boats. There are restaurants near the sea with local eco...

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Posted in Destination, Pražnica

Pražnica

Pražnica

Praznica is a small inland village on the Island of Brac.  It is noted for the farming of crops and cattle. Praznica is one of the oldest village on Brac and is typical for the area. Located on the road to Nerezisca-Selca, it is 400 meters above sea level and today has about 400 inhabitants,mostly herders and farmers. Houses are traditional farm houses, built in the local rural style that has remained till today, they have spacious courtyards were barns and additional small cottages and sheds have been built, also the animals are sheltered here in the winter.   The local festival  is on the day of Saint Anthony,   17th. January. Churches in Praznica a real guide through the history of the area. In the local cemetery, ‘Cimatorij’, is the Church of Saint Cyprian dating from the XIII. Century. In the chapel is a famous Renaissance stone relief completed in 1467, this reflects a significant part of the history of art in Dalmatia.  It is thought this relief came...

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Posted in Destination, Gornji Humac

Gornji humac

Gornji humac

The village of Gornji Humac is inland, approximately in the center of Brac. It is suituated on gentle slopes exposed to the sun. The villagers are occupied with livestock farming, beekeeping, also cutting and selling  timber.   Gornji Humac is an early  Crotian settlement established on the eastern plateau of the Island of Brac when Neretvia Croats arrived in the 12th. Century. The first mention of the village was in 1184 and was called HLMACANE.  [People who live on Hum.]   This kind of name indicates its great antiquity and it always refers to settlements of ancient times.  A church was built in honour of Saint Nicholas. Touristic attractions: Brac cheese, homemade bread in a traditional oven, lamb, “vitalac” – Brac specialties are found in ambient taverns and inns. What to see? Church of St. Nicholas which has  baroque characteristics, built during the 17th and 18the century. Triptych with the Mother Mary and child Jesus,    St. Michael with scales who  kills the dragon,   Statue of St. Nikola in the southern...

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Posted in Destination, Featured, Island of Brac

Island of Brac

Island of Brac

The island of Brač is the highest and third largest island in the Adriatic Sea. The island is well known for its quality stone used to build many palaces. This is the island with the only stone mason school in Croatia. Most probably this island was named after a deer – brenthos in Illyrian, cult animal of Illyrian tribes who inhabited the island. Greeks called it Elaphusa and Bretanide which comes of the world elaphos – deer. Findings in the Kopačina cave are evidence of the presence of deer on Brač in the prehistoric period. Roman historian Polybius called it Bretia, Pliny the Elder Brattia whilst in the Antinoe itinerary from the 4th century is mentioned as Bractia. Zlatni rat, Vidova gora, Blaca desert, deep inlets, olive-groves, vineyards, pine wood along the crystal clear sea are motifs that numerous visitors bring home from the island of...

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