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Location of Supetar
This popular holiday resort is in the bay of the same name, on the northern part of the Island of Brač. Located just 16 kilometres southeast of Split, the two cities are connected by scheduled ferries. Administratively Supetar includes Mirca, Splitska and Škrip.
History of Supetar
The first written mention of Supetar is a populated town dated from 1423. In 1516 it appears as a port of the nearby village, Nerežišća. Until the 19th century, the latter was not only the largest town on Brač Island but also a religious and secular centre.
Supetar was named after the early Christian basilica of St. Peter. During the history of the town, it was under Venetian, Austrian and French rule. It has been the capital of Brač Island since 1827. In 1918 it became part of the new Serbian-Croatian-Slovenian sate. During World War II Supetar belonged to the Independent State of Croatia, then to Yugoslavia. Supetar has been part of independent Croatia since 1991.
Supetar is traditionally based on fishing and agriculture. There are many olive groves and vineyards in the region. In addition to the production of sheep cheeses, the production of extra virgin olive oil and quality red wine is of utmost importance.
Weather in Supetar
This seaside resort has a pleasant, Mediterranean climate. Summers are hot and dry, winters are mild but rainy. The maximum temperature in July is 30, 4 °C, and 11, 1 °C in January. The area receives long hours of sunshine, making it perfect for tourists. The temperature of the Adriatic Sea can reach up to 25 °C in August.
Highlights in Supetar
If you like hiking, explore the Kopačina Cave or Vidova Gora, northwest of Donji Humac. The latter is very interesting because it is the highest mountain in the Adriatic archipelago. Most of it extends over the territory of Nerežišća.
The main attraction of Supetar is the St. Peter”s Basilica, built-in 1773. The Church of the Annunciation, Leroy bell tower, the Church Museum, the statue of St. Victor and Roman mosaics are also worth visiting.
Gastronomy of Supetar
Do you want a delicious meal? The Apinelo restaurant is a great choice, where you can try the most delicious Dalmatian dishes, but the hamburgers are also exceptional. This restaurant is characterised by reasonable prices, wonderful views and very polite service.
If you visit Supetar, the Konoba Vinotoka restaurant is also worth mentioning. We recommend the grilled fish and meat dishes.
Beaches in Supetar
It is one of the best known and most popular beaches in the town, only 15 minutes from the town centre. The beach has shallow water, making it perfect for families with small children. There is a restaurant, changing rooms, showers, and you can rent sun lounges and beach umbrellas. If you choose this beach, try the popular local sport, the picking ball game.
This popular beach has a 200-metres long coastline, close to the town centre. Thanks to the crystal clear water, it is recommended for families with small children. If you do not want to spend too much time in the sun, the nearby pine trees provide cooling shade.
Yacht charter Supetar
Supetar is the perfect starting point to explore other places in Central Dalmatia. We will show you the nearby ports that meet all the needs of visitors.
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 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
Marina Baška Voda
The Marina Baška Voda can accommodate 180 boats up to 23 metres in length. 60 berths are preserved for guests only. The maximum depth of the seabed is 4 metres. The port has drinking water, electricity and a restaurant. You can even get medical help if needed. Information about sailing in Baška Voda, or rent a boat in Baška Voda
The Marina Ramova is located in Krvavica, a town that administratively belongs to Baška Voda. It has 195 berths for boats up to 16 metres in length. The depth of the seabed is 3 metres. The restaurant can accommodate up to 150 guests at once.
The Makarska Harbour has a 225 metres long breakwater that provides excellent protection against winds and waves. The maximum depth of the seabed is 4, 8 metres. The harbour offers quality services, and there is even a refuelling station. Information about sailing in Makarska, or rent a boat in Makarska
The port of Tučepi has 200 berths for 50 yachts and 150 smaller boats. It can accommodate boats up to 20 metres in length. The depth of the seabed is 6 metres. The port is protected from the wind by a breakwater. There is a Tourist Information Centre at the port, and there are many restaurants and cafés nearby.
This port is located southeast of Makarska, and it is open to visitors throughout the year. It can accommodate 220 boats up to 20 metres in length. The depth of the seabed is 3 metres. There are drinking water, electricity and a crane. Information about sailing in Podgora, or rent a boat in Podgora
If you are sailing to Supetar, discover the other gorgeous holiday resorts in the area. Sutivan, Podstrana, Omiš, Baška Voda, Makarska, Povlja and Pučišća are also excellent holiday destinations.
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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 Supetar. Likewise, the “mean daily minimum” (solid blue line) shows the average minimum temperature.
The wind rose for Supetar shows how many hours per year the wind blows from the indicated direction. The diagram for Supetar shows the days per month, during which the wind reaches a certain speed.
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Day 1. Supetar (Brač-island) – Sutivan (Brač-island) 6, 30 km (3, 91 mi), Day 2. Sutivan (Brač-island) – Podstrana (Marina Lav) 12, 84 km (7, 98 mi), Day 3. Podstrana (Marina Lav) – Omiš 15, 02 km (9, 33 mi), Day 4. Omiš – Baška Voda 23, 57 km (14, 64 mi), Day 5. Baška Voda – Makarska 9, 74 km (6, 05 mi), Day 6. Makarska – Povlja (Brač-island) 17, 77 km (11, 04 mi), Day 7. Povlja (Brač-island) – Pučišća (Brač-island) – Supetar (Brač-island) 28, 56 km (17, 74 mi).
Day 1. Supetar (Brač-island) – Stomorska (Šolta-island) 16, 98 km (10, 55 mi), Day 2. Stomorska (Šolta-island) – Vis (Vis-island) 42, 07 km (26, 14 mi), Day 3. Vis (Vis-island) – Vela Luka (Korčula-island) 44, 90 km (27, 90 mi), Day 4. Vela Luka (Korčula-island) – Lovište (Pelješac-peninsula) 42, 09 km (26, 15 mi), Day 5. Lovište (Pelješac-peninsula) – Sućuraj (Hvar-island) 22, 07 km (13, 72 mi), Day 6. Sućuraj (Hvar-island) – Sumartin (Brač-island) 32, 84 km (20, 41 mi), Day 7. Sumartin (Brač-island) – Pučišća (Brač-island) – Supetar (Brač-island) 39, 31 km (24, 42 mi).
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