Hidden Gems

Making the most of Milna on Croatia boat holidays

By Jenny Wilson
on  May 10, 2016

Sailing around the islands scattered along the Dalmatian coast offers visitors a wealth of experiences; for example, you can take in the historic sights, dance till dawn at the hottest nightclubs, try your hand at various water sports, hike amongst beautiful scenery, or simply relax with friends over a delicious meal at a local konoba.

Visit Croatia by Boat - Watersport activities

If you want to sample some of the region’s more traditional atmosphere, Milna on the island of Brac makes a great destination on Croatia boat holidays. Located in a wide bay, Milna is a town that has largely escaped the wider tourist influx and one where time almost seems to stand still. The main activities here centre around the port, with fishing one of the mainstays of the local economy.

There are a couple of interesting churches to visit, including the parish church of Our Lady of the Annunciation and the ruins of a Gothic church in a cove at Osibova. People come here to relax, unwinding with a gentle walk through the pine, olive and almond groves or simply settling down on one of the several pebble beaches.

The south-facing beaches are protected from the occasionally brisk Croatian winds, with their sheltered locations and clear waters making them the ideal place to indulge in pastimes such as scuba diving, snorkelling and fishing. Milna has a wealth of excellent restaurants serving the very freshest fish but very little in the way of loud nightlife, extending its appeal to those who would prefer to enjoy a more authentic and relaxing break.

There are many local festivals to enjoy during the summer, with traditional choral performances and the chance to enjoy some delicious regional specialty dishes. Escape the hustle and bustle of Croatia’s busier parts with a break in magical Milna.

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