The Hinterland (Gažul, Trolokve, Vidova Gora)


Old Brač shepherd’s settlement is located a few minutes’ ride after a turn for Vidova Gora.

The best time to visit this little shepherd’s settlement of stone houses and cousins for livestock is in the spring, summer and early autumn. It is the perfect time to relax with the scents and flavours of Brač and Dalmatian specialities, especially Brač Vitalac, the most famous meat delicacy on the island.


A natural and historical monument on Vidova Gora, according to oral tradition, dates back to ancient times At that time, three pools for rainwater collection were created by placing waterproof clay into the recesses. The rainwater was mostly, as well as today, used to water the livestock and used by humans.

In addition to practical value, such ponds are also cultural and historical sites and crucial for biodiversity.

Around the ponds, on the green plateau, sheep are fed whilst a small herd of horses can be often encountered. In the summer, attention should be paid to the vipers and walking along the beaten roads.

The atmosphere on the plateau is exceptional in any season.

Vidova gora

Vidova Gora is the highest peak of Brač and all Croatian islands. Named after a small church of St Vitus of which today there are only remnants. This mountain was connected with the Old Slavic legends and deities in the folk tradition, such as Svevid.

Most of this central Brač plateau is covered by indigenous vegetation of Dalmatian black pine. A good part of the surface is occupied by pastures where livestock is still an ongoing activity, primarily sheep breeding.

On the old pine trees can still be seen big scars on the crust, a result of once very lucrative rosining, which is extinct today.

From the very top of Vidova gora above extends a beautiful view of the islands of Central and South Dalmatia and to the famous Golden cape beach at the foot.