A picturesque town of former noble families with a Mediterranean atmosphere and beautiful pebble beaches
Discover everything Sutivan has to offer
Hospitality, kindness and centuries old diligence of the locals have turned this place into an oasis of peace and serenity. And it is for this reason that the people of Sutivan truly rejoice in each of their guests and see them as sincere friends
During the docking of the ferry on the route Split-Sutivan-Milna in 1949, passengers saw an unusual sight – cat spinning on top of the bell tower in Sutivan. Witnesses claim that it went there chasing an escaped octopus from the pastor’s pot and sought refuge in the shade. At that time there was a pronounced rivalry between the neighbouring towns, and this scene became a source of amusement for the locals, and a tool for teasing the residents of Sutivan. The joke would always begin with a sentence, “there’s a cat in the campanile”. This remark was considered a serious insult by the locals of Sutivan, and it became a frequent reason for starting a fight that peaked
Escape to your own
The melodious and endless cricket concert and the warm wind compels everyone to dive into the cleanest sea in the world. During a starry nights this picturesque place, connected by a long promenade by the sea, offers a delightful Dalmatian dinner in its restaurants and intoxicating Mediterranean drinks in its cafes
Brač wooden cannons
Legend has it that the island of Brač, often attacked by pirates from neighbouring Omiš, in preparation for their defence made a cannon, but due to the absence of steel a decision was made to construct it out of wood, more precisely from solid fig trunk. During the first attempt to fire a stone ball at Omiš, the cannon, made by unskilled locals from Brač, exploded and killed several Brač gunners
Sutivan, like the whole island of Brač is known for production of wine and olive oil. It is recorded that in 1893 Sutivan produced around 9.300 hectolitres of wine and 3.500 hectolitres of olive oil, which is 1/4 of the total production of island of Brač
Production of olive oil in Sutivan in hectolitres in 1893.
On Brač, Croatia’s largest island of olives and marble, lies a small, tame, and fairy-tale sleepy town of Sutivan. There are no crowds, haste, or noise here, and thanks to this, visitors can experience the real, authentic flavours, scents and colors of Dalmatia
Make your stay
Here are some suggestions on everything you need for a comfortable visit. Find activities to do and spend your time exactly as you prefer. If you need a place to stay, we prepared a handy list of hotels.
Due to its micro-location, Sutivan is an ideal starting point for one-day trips to surrounding destinations. Discover the authentic Dalmatia