Plitvice Lakes National Park is of Croatia’s most popular natural attractions. Little wonder why it has visitors swooning: this UNESCO World Heritage Site is packed with enchanting forests, cascading waterfalls, and gem-toned lakes. Here are your options for exploring the park from Split.
Zlatni Rat Beach (Golden Horn)
Put Zlatnog Rata, Brac Island, Croatia
Explore the unique beauty of Zlatni Rat Beach by setting sail to Brac Island from Split or Trogir.
Spend the afternoon sunbathing on one of Europe’s most visually stunning beaches and spy loads of fish as you snorkel in the crystal-clear water.
If you have more time, choose a tour that includes a trip to the the charming town of Bol, where you can tour a 15th-century monastery, sample local wine, and enjoy an authentic Croatian meal at a seaside cafe.
Bol & Golden Horn full day boat cruise with lunch and drinks included
$60.65 per adult
Amazing Island trip
We had the best time. Tour guide was awesome and so was the captain. Golden Horn beach was amazing! Glad we did half day tour instead of full day - can't stay on scorching sun for more than few hours. Very safe and comfortable ride. Would recommend anyone coming to Split. Thank you for an unforgettable memory!!
Fazle_B, Aug 2021
Things to Know Before You Go
Zlatni Rat Beach is a pebble beach, so water shoes can make your visit more comfortable.
The water is incredibly clear, so don’t forget your snorkel and fins.
During the summer months, lifeguards are on duty throughout the day.
Several seaside kiosks sell food and drinks and rent chairs and umbrellas.
Make sure to have some coins, since you’ll need to pay to use the toilet on the beach.
Watch out for nudists on the western side of the beach.
How to Get There
Most tours will deliver you directly to Zlatni Rat Beach from Split or Trogir by boat or ferry. Zlatni Rat Beach is also an easy walk from Bol and takes about 20–30 minutes following a lovely, tree-lined pathway. If you’d rather catch a ride, a taxi boat runs to the beach all day from the center of Bol.
When to Get There
If you want to avoid the crowds, visit in May and June or September and October. The water temperature will be cooler, but you’ll enjoy undisturbed views of the sea. Expect crowds in July and August, so arrive early in the day to secure a prime spot on the beach.
Other Things to Do on Brac Island
Brac Island is renowned for its wine, and there are several vineyards on the island worthy of a visit. Make sure to taste the sweet and dark dessert wine Prosek, traditionally from the Dalmatia islands. If you enjoy hiking, take a jaunt up Vidova Gora, the area’s highest peak, or explore Dragon’s Cave, a strange cavern filled with a collection of imaginative carvings only accessible by guided tour.
Frequently Asked Questions
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