It’s time to welcome Croatia to the EU – and add it to your holiday destination list. The TripAdvisor website polled 4,000 Brits and found 61 per cent would take a trip there. So here MASON BROWNLOW explores one of its smaller islands, Brac, before everyone else does.
I “DID” the Croatia island hop five years ago when it wasn’t quite on the package tourist map. I was anticipating a much busier country than the one I found.
But as we stepped off the ferry on to the isle of Brac, it was like going back in time. While Croatia is on many people’s travel lists, Brac is still untouched and its dramatic coast, lined with pine and olive trees, hidden coves and rolling countryside, should see it added to those lists.
It’s the largest island in central Dalmatia on Croatia’s Adriatic coast and is a melting pot of cobbled streets, stone houses, town squares, fishing villages and beautiful secluded beaches.