The highest point of all the islands in the Croatian Adriatic, Vidova gora is a satisfying and signposted walk from Bol on the south coast of the island. Setting out from Donje Podbarje at the north-western edge of the town centre, hikers make the steady, sturdy trek up to the peak of 778 metres (2,552 feet), a three-hour jaunt, the views becoming more and more impressive. From the top you can see Hvar and the Croatian mainland, best observed with a beer from the summer-only bar, equipped with a handy picnic table.
The Dalmatian island of Brač is the nearest main one to Split, under an hour away by regular ferry. The boat brings you into Supetar, the main town, its pretty harbourfront lined with restaurant terraces. Striking façades provide picturesque introduction to the stone for which the island is famous. On the south coast, the main resort of Bol is best known for its iconic beach of Zlatni rat, which moves according to winds and tides.
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