|Shopping|| 100 || m ||Airport|| 150 || km |
|Suburban traffic|| 4 || km |
In the countryside; On an island; Near water
Brna is located on Korčula Island, halfway between Vela Luka and the city of Korcula, which is where Marco Polo was born. Thanks to its location, Brna has a favorable climate and is protected from the Bura winds in winter. The village is known for its vineyards and the wines of Rukatac and Posip. The gastronomic possibilities include fish specialties and the aforementioned wines which compliment the Dalmatian cuisine. Founded in the 19th century with the purpose of exporting wine from the island to the mainland, Brna is presently oriented primarily towards tourism and offers lots of holiday facilities. The pebble and sandy beaches surrounded by bushes and pine trees are characteristic of this area. The beautiful sea with its abundant fish population makes this destination very attractive for fishing and sailing enthusiasts, whereas the islets and cliffs in front of Brna present a challenge for skippers. The island is connected to the mainland by ferry lines from Split to the town of Korcula or Vela Luka or from Orebic to the town of Korcula. Interesting cultural sites are located in the village of Smokvica. There you can visit baroque houses, fortalices (small fortresses) of Korcula’s aristocrats and the parish church which was built at the beginning of the last century on the foundations of a 17th century church. In the vicinity of Brna lies the bay of Istruga, known for its medicinal mud that is used by the locals who believe that it produces beneficial effects. Other recommendations include the village of Blato with its fortalices and houses of historic value; the town of Vela Luka, currently a ferry port but in the past this was the site of the first Greek colony on the island; and Vela Cave, a neolithic archaeological site above Vela Luka.