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Weekend on Brač Island, Day 2: Beach Hopping & Great Food

11.12.2014.

Frank G. travels to Pucisca and the local stone masonry school, the village of Škrip and the Native Museum of Brač, the Museum of Olive Oil, Vidova Gora (the highest mountain peak on the Island of Brač) and Fisherman's house, "the restaurant with the best location in Bol". Stay tuned for part 3 of the weekend on Brač island.
We woke up early because we wanted to enjoy Zlatni Rat beach before the tourists start flocking around. The beach was quiet with just couple of people swimming around,and two workers lining up deck chairs in a perfect order. After a nice swim, we had a hearty breakfast at the hotel. The only time I allow myself to eat eggs and sausages for breakfast is when I stay at the hotel. This is how I control myself, because seriously if I could, I would eat eggs, bacon and sausages every morning.


A View of Zlatni Rat Beach

At 9.00 am we set out for a tour around the island. Our guide, Nikica, was really great, and besides we found out that we are almost family. OK, not really family, but, hey, Nikica was apparently the best man of Vera’s cousin at her wedding just two weeks earlier. Awesome! Croatia is really small, Vera always finds some distant family members or friend of a friend wherever we go. We headed to Pucisca first where we visited local stone masonry school. Stone masonry is extremely important on the island of Brač and for its people. It’s integral part of their identity. That’s why we highly recommend to visit Pucisca and the school. After a coffee we continued to the village of Skrip, the oldest settlement on the island. The village, although tiny, is a must-visit, and holds so many remains of the island’s history. We stopped at the Native Museum of Brač. The museum isn’t that big, and can be seen in half an hour. But the curator Andrea made our visit so much more interesting. Seriously, make sure Andrea is there when you visit, and ask her to guide you through the museum. This was the first time in my life, I looked at a piece of stone (literally) with so much interest.

View from Vidova Gora

Our next stop in Skrip was at the Museum of Olive Oil. The owner, Krunoslav Curkov, restored the old family olive mill. Today, you can visit it and learn everything about old manual process of making an olive oil. After a short visit to the museum, we enjoyed a nice, homemade snack at the top floor of the museum. Snack was great: salty anchovies, homemade black olives, walnut spread, black olives spread, freshly made bread, local table red wine, and plenty of homemade olive oil. Yummy! Last stop we made, before returning to Bol, was at Vidova Gora. I’ve already been to Vidova Gora many times, but that view from the top never gets old. Just amazing!
Back to Bol, we still head plenty time to explore. We wanted to hit a beach, and just relax for a while. We headed west, past a small village of Murvica (beaches here are also extremely pretty), 5 km on a dusty, non-asphalted road we stopped at the Terrace Cicco. It’s a local restaurant, but actually as its name says, it’s only a terrace (no indoor seating). The beach below Cicco’s place is great, small rounded pebbles, clear sea, and less than 10 people. Just what we needed. After swimming we nibbled on marinated anchovies, and local cheese while sipping a glass of wine and enjoying the views. Around 6 pm we went back to our hotel and then hit Bol again around 7 pm. Our hotel was perfectly located, and we enjoyed an evening stroll to the town. We decided to eat at Ribarska kucica (Fisherman’s house), I would dare to say, the restaurant with the best location in Bol. And that was the main reason why we chose it.

We read not so good comments on Tripadvisor about this place, but couldn’t care less. Located right at the beach, with a view over Dominican Monastery, and a sound of lapping waves instead of music, they could feed us frozen chicken and we would still be happy. But as it turned out, the food was delicious too. We went with a simple order: grilled scampi, pan stirred shrimps, french fries, and crêpes. We enjoyed a wonderful, although stormy, sunset.



View from Hotel Elaphusa 

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Frank G. is a four-time expatriate Canadian currently living in Croatia. Together with his girlfriend, he blogs about Croatia at Frank About Croatia.

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