INTERESTING SITES IN THE SURROUNDINGS

Selca – once a shepherd village, later one of marble mining centres on Brač. This quiet Mediterranean town includes a wharf in Sumartin and coastal tourist sites in Punitnak and Ružmarin with astonishing white beaches called Radonja, Spilice and Žirje. There are several interesting monuments in the local park, such as a bust of Pope John Paul II or a statue of H. D. Genscher, a German politician that helped ensure Croatia’s independence and the establishment of the Democratic Republic of Croatia. Another remarkable person belonging to the history of the place is Martin Kukučín, a Slovak writer, who worked there as a doctor. In the local church, you can see a precious statue of Christ created by Ivan Meštrović. There is the medieval (11th century) Croatian St. Nikola’s church built upon Glavica hill, above the abandoned quarry behind the town. www.tzoselca.hr

Sumartin – a resort near Puntinak, out of which ferries leave towards Makarska several times a day in the high season. You won’t find huge hotel complexes there, but you will discover beautiful sandy and rocky beaches suitable for swimming. www.tzoselca.hr

Bol – the only village on the south side of the island with white sandy beaches. The sights worth seeing include the Dominican monastery with a museum and the church of St. Mary and Branislav Dešković gallery in a Renaissance-Baroque palace, dedicated to modern Croatian art. www.bol.hr

The Zlatni rat (Golden Horn) sandy beach near Bol – often listed among the most beautiful beaches in the world, its picture frequently appears in Croatian tourist brochures. It juts out nearly perpendicularly to the sea and its shape changes with the wind and the sea. Thanks to its outstanding charm, it has become a trademark of Bol and Croatia. www.bol.hr

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