There’s nothing quite as romantic as the Mediterranean. Its sun-kissed landscapes of pine forests and olive groves, endless beaches, azure sea, fragrances of lavender and rosemary, narrow stone streets and tall houses, all wrapped in centuries of history conspire to make everyone fall in love, if only for a short while. The island of Brač is the quintessential Mediterranean island and one of the best choices if you’re holidaying as a couple.
We have chosen ten of the best and most interesting activities on the island of Brač and we hope they will help you stir the romance.
1. Wine tasting at Stina winery
Wine and romance go hand in hand - the sweet taste of opulent reds or the refreshing tingle of white and sparkling wines can change one’s entire mood and set the scene for an intimate atmosphere.
The Adriatic coast is famous for its wines, so it seems only natural that wine tasting in the Mediterranean landscape of the island of Brač would be a perfect activity for all couples looking to add extra romance to their day.
The Stina winery in the town of Bol has been making wine since 1903 and received its first gold medal for quality in 1909. They offer a wine tasting tour during which you’ll be able to choose from a selection of various sorts of Plavac, the rose, and the Vugava white. And if you want to please your taste buds during a romantic evening, you’ll be able to buy whichever wine you like on the spot.
2. Nature walk up the Vidova Hill
Walking in this protected site of nature, under the black pine trees, with birdsong following you wherever you go, will make you feel like you’re in the perfect pastoral idyll, the kind that’s come straight out of Romantic poetry.
3. Visit to the island of Mrdulja
The legend has it that the inhabitants of the island of Brač and the people of the island of Šolta could not decide to whom the islet Mrdulja belonged, so each of them used a rope to pull the island closer to themselves. This uninhabited island is romantic by default: its crystal sea, the pristine nature, and all the privacy and solitude it offers in the fold of its landscape make it a perfect place for a day’s getaway.
4. Walk through the history of Škrip
The stone streets of this three thousand year old town are full of history that resonates through all of its architecture. Its charm is so powerful that you’ll feel like you’re going back in time, wrapped in a private world of your own.
5. Sunset walk at the Golden Horn Beach
Beaches are a romance classic, especially when they are as golden and as perfectly sandy as the Golden Horn Beach. While it is a great choice for a day of swimming and sunbathing this beach will prove to be a perfect romantic spot for a long walk as the sunset turns to twilight.
6. Explore the mystic history of the Dragon’s Cave
This beautiful cave is wrapped in a blend of Christian and Old Slavic legends, the source of the unique spirituality of the Glagolitic monks that once lived here in complete isolation. If you’re the couple that shares a love of nature sites with myths attached to them, the Dragon’s Cave is a must-see.
7. Olive oil tasting at the Olive Oil Museum in Škrip
Food can be an aphrodisiac, and you won’t find a food more seductive on the island of Brač than olives. A great couple activity, the olive tasting at the Olive Oil Museum will be served on a platter of a Mediterranean olive-cheese-prosciutto delight, topped with excellent local wine.
8. Morning at the Sutivan Nature Park
Nature has always been closely linked to romance; it has been an inspiration for poets since the dawns of time, and world literature is full of stories where passionate love affairs take place in amazing countrysides. The Sutivan Nature Park, with its botanical area and free-walking donkeys will be the perfect chapter in your own love story.
Afternoon among the ancient ruins at the Lovrečina Bay
9. Lovrečina beach
The blend of history and wild nature sets this beach apart from all other beaches on the island. If you’re looking to spend some time together enjoying the sun and the sea in a less crowded location, this bay has all the necessary facilities to make you feel comfortable for the duration of your stay.
10. Ancient ruins
Let the old Romans and Christians take care of the ambience for you: they have left the remains of their rich cultures on the northern side of the beach, a perfect background for those couple portraits you’ll want to take on your romantic summer holiday.
11. Romantic dinner on the Dalmatian promenade
Nothing says romance quite like an evening dinner on the promenade of a Mediterranean town overlooking the sea, with a seafood menu and sweet wine.
Stop by the Palute Restaurant in Supetar to immerse yourself in the fantastic Mediterranean menu over a glass or two of sweet Dalmatian wine, with a view of the sunset-lit horizon and the salty breeze coming from the sea. Before you know it, your perfect romantic moment will be there.