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The location of Milna
The picturesque town of Milna is located in Croatia, in the county of Split-Dalmatia. It can be found in a narrow bay on the western coast of Brač Island.
The history of Milna
The town was known as early as in the ancient times; part of Roman emperor Diocletian’s battle fleet stationed in these waters. The first written record is from 1333. In the Venetian times, people used the name Valle di mille navi – “Bay of a thousand ships” – when referring to Milna. The Venetians ruled until 1797, and then Austrian troops marched in Dalmatia. In 1806, Brač Island (where Milna is also located) came under the dominion of the French, but the Austrians began to rule again following Napoleon’s defeat. Interestingly, a well-known sailing vessel called the “bracera” got its name from Brač Island in Milna. The town became part of the State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs and then Yugoslavia in 1918, and it has been part of the Independent State of Croatia since 1991.
Until the middle of the 20th century, Milna was the most important port on Brač Island, and after they built the ferry port in Supetar, freight traffic was transferred there. The locals earn a living mostly from fishing, fish processing, olive production and tourism; there is a fish processing plant at the edge of the town, providing jobs for many people.
The climate of Milna
The holiday resort has a Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summers and mild winters. The average maximum temperature is 30° Celsius in August and 11° Celsius in January. Thanks to the ideal weather, we recommend visiting Milna anytime between May and October.
The main sights to see around Milna
Famous sights in town include the St. Mary of the Assumption Church built in 1783 with its two palm trees in the front. This is the highest building in Milna, so it is very easy to spot. You can see many decorative manors from the Venetian times in the port. It is also recommended to visit the Sutivan National Park located north of the town – it is a pleasant recreational opportunity for both kids and adults.
The gastronomy of Milna
Are you looking for a nice lunch or dinner? The restaurant Bago near the port of Marina Vlaska is a perfect choice. We recommend that you try fresh fish, grilled octopus and steak here in the first place. Besides the family-like atmosphere, the restaurant is also known for their fast service. If you visit Milna, you won’t be disappointed by the restaurant called Navigara either. It can be found at the port ACI Marina Milna; they prepare some of their meals in an open kitchen setting.
Beaches in Milna
If you are not a fan of popular beaches, Milna is a great choice. The tiny Hana is only 50 metres long and 3 metres wide. It has a sandy-pebbly beach; we recommend it for families with children. The surrounding trees provide a pleasant shade.
The sandy beach of the bay is surrounded by a thick pine forest, and the water has an amazing blue colour. As for sports, it is worth trying scuba-diving and sailing here. If you get hungry, you can choose from many restaurants nearby, offering Dalmatian specialties and a rich collection of fresh fish.
Rent a boat in Milna
The idyllic Milna is an ideal starting point from where we can visit the other towns in Central Dalmatia. Here is a list of the ports located nearby.
Ports of Milna
Milna has 3 ports and can accommodate more than 300 boats. The largest is ACI Marina Milna, offering 170 berths for boats up to 40 metres. The depth of the seabed is 6 metres. You can choose from many quality services here, and you can refuel. Marina Vlaska is on the northern side of the Bay of Milna. It has 71 berths for boats up to 25 metres. The depth is 15 metres. Yacht Club Milna has 100 berths for boats up to 30 metres. The depth is 3 metres.
Port of Sutivan
Sutivan is located on the westernmost part of the north coast of Brač. It is only 7 kilometres from Supetar. The port can accommodate smaller yachts, but larger boats can only anchor in front of the bay. The depth at the entrance is 6 metres, and 2-3 metres along the quay.
Port of Supetar
Supetar’s outer port is reserved for ferries and commercial vessels. In contrast, mostly smaller boats and yachts use the inner basin. The depth of the seabed at the entrance is 6 metres, 5 metres in the outer basin, and 3-4 metres in the inner basin. Information about sailing in Supetar, or rent a boat in Supetar
Port of Pučišća
The Port of Pučišća is located on the northeast coast of the island of Brač. It provides 25 berths for boats, of which 8-10 are usually available for yachts. The depth of the seabed along the quay is 1, 2-2, 3 metres, and 3, 5-4, 3 metres in the middle of the port.
Port of Sumartin
The peaceful, quiet Sumartin lies at the eastern tip of Brač. It is the youngest settlement on the island. From the marina, you can see Makarska. They are connected by ferry. The depth of the seabed is 1-3, 7 metres. Information about sailing in Sumartin, or rent a boat in Sumartin
The port of Bol is located on the southern coast of Brač Island, about halfway between Milna and Sumartin. Because of its small size, it can be hard to find a free berth during the main season. The depth of the water is 6–7 metres near the entrance and 2 metres at the pier. They provide drinking water, electricity, laundry as well as cafés and restaurants. Information about Bol sailing, or rent a boat in Bol
Port of Split
The ACI Marina Split is a port with 348 berths for boats up to 90 metres in length. A breakwater protects it from strong waves and southern winds. The depth of the seabed is 8 metres. The port has a restaurant, a bar, a laundry, and a refuelling station. There are restaurants, bars, laundries and fuelling station. Information about sailing in Split, or rent a boat in Split
Port of Omiš
Omiš is a small Central Dalmatian town at the mouth of Cetina River. It is surrounded by massive gorges. The depth of the seabed is 4 metres. The Bóra winds, coming from every direction, and the southern winds cause strong waves in the area.
Port of Podstrana
The Marina Lav is part of the Le Meridian Lav hotel complex. It can accommodate 74 boats up to 40 metres in length. The depth of the seabed is 2-2, 8 metres. There are drinking water, electricity and 24-hour security.
Information about sailing in Podstrana, or rent a boat in Podstrana
If you sail around Milna, don’t miss the other wonderful holiday resorts in the area either. Stomorska, Rogač, Split, Podstrana, Omiš, Supetar and Sutivan are perfect destinations as well.
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The climate diagrams are based on 30 years of hourly weather model simulations. They give good indications of typical climate patterns and expected conditions (temperature, precipitation, sunshine, and wind). The “mean daily maximum” (solid red line) shows the maximum temperature of an average day for every month for Milna. Likewise, the “mean daily minimum” (solid blue line) shows the average minimum temperature.
The wind rose for Milna shows how many hours per year the wind blows from the indicated direction. The diagram for Milna shows the days per month, during which the wind reaches a certain speed.
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Day 1. Milna (Marina Vlaska) – Stomorska 9, 27 km (5, 76 mi), Day 2. Stomorska – Rogač 5, 81 km (3, 61 mi), Day 3. Rogač – Split (ACI Marina) 16, 35 km (10, 16 mi), Day 4. Split (ACI Marina) – Podstrana (Marina Lav) 9, 39 km (5, 84 mi), Day 5. Podstrana (Marina Lav) – Omiš 15, 02 km (9, 33 mi), Day 6. Omiš – Supetar 13, 10 km (8, 14 mi), Day 7. Supetar – Sutivan – Milna (Marina Vlaska) 18, 43 km (11, 45 mi).
Day 1. Milna (ACI Marina) – Stomorska 9, 70 km (6, 03 mi), Day 2. Stomorska – Rogoznica 40, 94 km (25, 44 mi), Day 3. Rogoznica – Vis 58, 50 km (36, 35 mi), Day 4. Vis – Vela Luka 44, 90 km (27, 90 mi), Day 5. Vela Luka – Sućuraj 57, 24 km (35, 57 mi), Day 6. Sućuraj – Sumartin 32, 84 km (20, 41 mi), Day 7. Sumartin – Bol – Milna (ACI Marina) 45, 89 km (28, 51 mi).