Sumartin (Brac)

Sumartin: The fishing village and its harbour (since improved)

Sumartin: The fishing village and its harbour (since improved)

This small sleepy fishing village is a pleasant contrast to some of the more touristy places in Dalmatia. It’s a popular retreat for Croatians with second homes who appreciate the calm.

There’s not much here which is really the main attraction. There are a couple of pebbled beaches within about 20 minutes walk of the centre, and a handful of restaurants and cafe’s.

The village was formerly a Franciscan settlement, back in the early 18th century. Much of the population was wiped out in a plague in 1783-4 but the village recovered and adopted St Martin as it’s patron saint, after whom it is named. A monastery still exists where you can see a number of works of art.

For provisions, there’s a small supermarket, a tiny general stores, a fruit and veg stall which opens in high season. There are a couple of ATM’s as well but that’s about it. Definitely a place to escape to for some peace and quiet.

Sumartin: Panorama of the village and harbour looking north east

Sumartin: Panorama of the village and harbour looking north east

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