Brač is the Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea nearest to the city of Split. With an area of 395 km², Brač is the largest island in Dalmatia and the third largest island in the Adriatic Sea. It is about 40 km long with an average width of 12 km. The highest peak is Vidova gora, the highest peak in all the Adriatic islands (778 m). Brač averages 2700 hours of sunshine annually. While sunny, the summer wind breeze, called Maestral, blows almost daily turning hot summer days comfortable. Since the island has no large towns or heavy industry, the beaches are pristine with crystal clear water. The largest city is Supetar, where the ferry port between Split and Brač is located. The ferry also travels between Makarska and Sumartin.
Four natural symbols of Brač that make it recognizable around the world should be pointed out, such as Zlatni rat (Golden Horn) beach, Vidova gora (hill of St. Vid), Dragon's cave and desert Blaca. Zlatni rat beach in Bol has been included on the list of the ten most beautiful beaches in the world. Brač is also famous for the stone used to build some of the world's most famous buildings, olive oil and a clear sea with many hidden coves.