Rich history of the small town
Long history and amazing culture of an island Brac (Brač on Croatian), and Croatia, is best experienced in the oldest settlement of the island, Skrip (Škrip). This small town with only a bit more than a hundred inhabitants is the heart of the island. It is settled on the hill, around 10 kilometres from the islands centre Supetar and has been there for more than 3000 years. Traces go back to the Illyrians and then later the Romans. It is believed that stone dug in Skrip was used in building the famous Diocletian’s Palace. Ruins tracing back to the Illyrian period are Cyclopean walls around popular Radojkovic’s Citadel. This tower, from the 16th century, is part of the medieval history of Skrip and is home to the Island of the Brac Museum. This museum is considered one of the Croatians most visited museums so you shouldn’t miss a chance to visit it during a vacation on the island. Another belief is that there is, on the lower floor of the tower, Roman mausoleum, where rest the daughter and wife of Emperor Diocletian, Valeria and Priska. Another still standing building from 500 years ago, is the Cerinic family castle on the main square. Next to this fortification is Church of Saint Helena, dating back to the 18th century, done in baroque style. Inside the church, you can see four paintings by Palma the Younger. Yet another legend is that the mother of the great Emperor Constantine was born there, hence the name.
Olive oil museum
Almost everybody living in this city, spends days raising livestock and producing olive oil. They really take pride in their oil, so you should take out a few hours and visit the Olive oil museum in this town. You can learn about the history of olive oil production and how it is made in the traditional way. Besides machines used for oil making machines, there is also an ethnographic collection, as well as sculptures by Dani Martinic and paintings by Hana-Marta Jurcevic Bulic. If you are a lover of olive oil, you can even taste traditional products and, of course, buy your own.