Traditional Dalmatian Villa with Pool and Sea View

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  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 9
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Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 3

Sleeps: 9

Type: Villa

Traditional Dalmatian Villa with Pool and Sea View

Brac Villa Vicina is situated in the very centre of Milna on Brac. It is right at the heart of things, close to restaurants, coffee bars and shops, yet has a private, walled garden which protects it from noise and curious passers-by. As you walk down the steps, stamped with the history of this place, you reach the waterfront, by the crystal clear sea.

This traditional Dalmatian stone house was fully renovated and decorated in 2005 so that the original architectural features have been preserved. Brac Villa Vicina is a house which seems to enrich your spirit and exude calm. You will simply feel relaxed there.

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Traditional Dalmatian Villa with Pool and Sea View
Dalmatia, Croatia

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Milna on Brac is in a bay cut deep into the rock of Brac Island, where the coastline is most indented. The Croatian writer, Petar Hektorovic, described this part of the island as the point where Brac virtually meets Solta. The name Milna comes from an Old Slavic word, mil, meaning sand, and Milna Bay was the place where the current deposited sand. As time went on, it became known simply as Milna, and this was the name given to the village, whose waterfront was built by the inhabitants of Blaca Hermitage, making Milna on Brac the main trading-point on Brac Island in the 18th century. As trade expanded, so did the seafaring life of Milna on Brac. It was a safe haven in storms, as it is still today. Milna harbour is composed of a wide, outer area and a small, shallow inner area and is the best natural harbour on Brac.

The bracera, which used to be the most common type of wooden cargo boat deployed in the Adriatic region, originated in the mid-nineteenth century in Milna. Today there is an ACI marina in Milna on Brac, the only marina on Brac Island and one of the most beautiful on the Adriatic.

Milna's beginnings were established by the building of a small church known as Ecclesia Ste Mariae Milnavi. Today, Milna is dominated by the lovely Baroque Church of Our Lady of the Annunciation (1783), with a stone flight of steps and bell-tower typical of a small coastal village "place close to my heart", as the Croatian poet Tin Ujevic said, himself a native of Milna. The parish church has a monumental Baroque facade and a cycle of Rococo stuccos from the early nineteenth century.

The Late Baroque altar painting of the Annunciation is among the most beautiful on Brac. The first modern Croatian sculptor, Ivan Rendic, also a man of Brac, carved the main altar figures representing St. Joseph and St. Jerome, and his work is also to be seen in the Milna cemetery. The village square also features one of his fountains. In Osibova Cove there are the ruins of a small Gothic church, and a little way out of the village along the shore is the Church of St. Nicholas the Traveler, which used to see sailing ships off on their travels, and now bids farewell to fishing boats.

Milna bases its existence today mostly on tourism, particularly nautical tourism. The area around Milna on Brac is perfect for hiking, cycling and rock climbing, as well as sailing or swimming. There are several beautiful sandy or pebble beaches nearby (Vlaska, Pasika, Osibova, Lucice, Maslinova). Milna is a good place to set out from on all kinds of excursions to other places on Brac or beyond.

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