Could there be a more rewarding and healthy way to pass the time of day? Picking olives on an idyllic Dalmatian island whose delicious Mediterranean Diet has been inscribed as intangible UNESCO heritage.
Olive oil is the heartbeat of Dalmatian cuisine, and nowhere more so that on the island of Brac, whose olive tradition dates back thousands of years. It is also the island with the most olive trees on the Adriatic, and so where better to host an event to bring together the finest olive pickers from all over the world – the Olive Picking International World Championships?
Now in its third year and located in delightful Postira, the event brings together the olive picking community from all over the world like no other, and teams from as far away as New Zealand and the United States compete.
Apart from the serious business of picking the olives, it is also a glorious time to visit Brac at the end of the season and mingle with the locals who are refreshed in their olive groves after yet another busy tourist season.
Get a flavour of the atmosphere from last year’s event from the Postira Tourist Board’s official video below, and learn more about the destination here.