Postira - Brac Island

Postira, Croatia

Postira - Brac Island

Brac is the third largest island in the Adriatic (after Cres and Krk). It is a rocky island with many olive trees, grapes and fish. Brač is known to sailors for its safe harbours in Milna and Bobovišća on the west side. These two harbours are most attractive on Saturdays and Fridays when various charter ships leave or return from Split.

Postira on the island of Brač has a small harbour (about 20 boats) in front of the hotel. The bay is open to the Bura. Postira has had the best-developed economy on the island in recent decades. Most residents are employed in a nearby (newer) fish processing factory. The place has a few lovely beaches, several hotels, restaurants but is not known as a tourist attraction.

To the east of Postira is the most picturesque bay in the region, Lovrecina. This place was chosen in the 5th century to be the site of a small basilica with three naves, even though there was no village nearby. The faithful walked here to worship and felt more aware of God's grace, and glory with every step they took - so paradisiacal is the landscape around the still active freshwater spring here. In the 11th century, Benedictine monks settled here in a monastery, the ruins of which can still be visited today. If you are attentive and walk the area conscientiously, you can also make out the remains of a Roman farm building and the course of an old dyke.

Marina Milna
There are several mooring options in Milna. The first is the ACI Marina Milna, where you can moor at floating pontoons with mooring lines. The Marina Milna, which belongs to the ACI (Adriatic Croatia International) association, is known for its exemplary service and is operated and looked after by the ACI. Another mooring option is in front of the restaurants in the old town. Here you have to moor with a bow anchor and stern line. And finally, there is the shore opposite the petrol station, where you can moor alongside. But be careful: according to the echo sounder, the water here is 3 m deep. But in some places, there are large piles of stones, so that the water depth here is then less than 2 metres. Some keels have already made acquaintance with the rocks, as you can see from the coloured scratches on the stones. Sailing boats find the deepest place at the very front towards the harbour exit.