Croatian music festivals in 2018 are promising even more than in 2017. They are an essential part of the relaxed summer vibe. From Hideout Festival, Ultra Europe, Love International, they cater for all tastes. Alongside the main events are intimate gatherings for live music, luxury VIP boat parties and regattas.
Come for the music, stay for the lifestyle
If you’re spending festival time in and around Split in Summer 2018, you are in a Dalmatian paradise. Stunning historic cities, sun drenched olive groves, and the turquoise Adriatic coast. However the nearby Croatian islands have it all. Their romantic movie star looks guarantee dreamy locations.
Escape Split and enjoy a taste of true Dalmatian life on the nearby island of Brač. Tradition is strong here and you can feel it in the cuisine, architecture, outdoor activities, and music. Many guests visit this island as part of a 5-island day trip from Split, but we invite you slow down. Hop on a Jadrolinja ferry, order a coffee from the bar, and… and pomaaaalo*.
Although Brač dominates the sea view from Split’s bustling Riva, when you’re there, no other place matters.
The best of Dalmatian Cuisine on Brač
Sheep roam around Brač, so you’ll know that the meat on the menu is home-produced. Their milk is turned into award winning cheese, which makes for a delicious picnic on the famous Zlatni Rat or Golden Cape beach. Restaurants offer fresh fish, caught that day and grilled over hot coals. Add island produced olive oil and garlic, and fresh salad, for the perfect lazy lunch.
*Olives for Olive Oil
Discovering active Brač
Cycle routes criss-cross the island and there are options for all. Experience the freedom and take your own path. Discover prehistoric caves, Roman remains, pretty villages, or just enjoy the views. Take advantage of the highest point of all the Adriatic Islands and map your visit to Hvar, Vis, and along the dramatic Croatian coast.
Interesting archaeological remains are not just above water. So take the plunge with one of the many diving schools, and make the most of the clear blue water. Explore submerged treasures and shipwrecks festooned in incredible marine life. And marvel at the naturally occurring caves and reefs or just sail away.
Find many White Houses
Brač is world-famous for ancient white limestone quarries. From Washington’s White House, to Split’s palace of Diocletian, as well as the local Blaca monastery, Brač stone is a part of history. The stone tradition continues and you see what it takes to become a master at the masonry school in Pučišća.
Brač International Summer music festivals 2018
If you’re longing for the beat, it still goes on. Brač summer festival vibes include jazz, classical, contemporary, from Supetar to Bol. But remember to look for Croatian klapa, and discover the unique a cappella phenomenon of close part harmony singing. Songs of love, loss, beauty and the sea make for unforgettable atmosphere.
For those who are searching to lose themselves in dance, we suggest that you visit Supetar on Brać, where Voi Sa festival takes place. This cool boutique-ish festival, always pays homage to some of Croatians finest musical talent. This combined with a curated roster of international artists, this festival guarantees more of that sought after Croatian urban vibe.
This is just one island. There is much to discover on the Dalmatian coast. Stay with us and take home precious memories.