HISTORY

Postira was established in 16th century whilst the first inhabitants were people from Dol and Poljice who moved out of their villages. Numerous stone houses in the port testimonies about the former Brač landowners; among them stands out the Lazanić family’s castle in which Croatian poet Vladimir Nazor (1876 – 1949) was born. The Parish Church built in the middle of 16th century is called after John the Baptist whilst under it have been found remains of an early Christian basilica from 6th century. Even other archaeological sites witnessing the long history of Postira: Mirje on the Mali brig hill where an early

THE ORIGIN OF THE NAME

There are two stories related to the origin of the name. One is that found in the official books and documents where Postira has been mentioned in the far 1347 under the name Postirna (from lat. pastura = pasture), whilst the second one, appealed to oral tradition, associate that place with women from the neighbouring village Dol who came to Postira to wash and spread out (prostirati in local dialect) their laundry.

CULTURE

If you take a walk through the old part of the village, you will feel as if you return to the past times. Moored boats rest around a small bridge from which a number of families greeted their seamen but also eagerly awaited them to come back. Streets paved by pebble stones called kogule with their shapes give honour to local masters, treating them by the fact that they lead to the holiest place - the parish church. Here at Pjaca (square) people danced, sang and watched each other. Closed shutters of the noble houses even today hide secrets about the love meetings succeeded when people came to take water from local fresh water tap, whilst from stone benches games, laughter, quarrels and chatters resound. This small Dalmatian square particularly shines during the fair (fjera) and other holidays as well. A special impression is given by the old tiled roofs which can be seen on the way to the sea, not only for their traditional way of construction, but for the supernatural beings that are believed to have lived in the attics. Macić, vukodlak, marinorgo, as well as fairies will tickle your imagination, particularly if stories about them you hear from the local tellers.

Do not miss the narrowest street called “Let me pass” in Škarić courts, where a large number of konobe (taverns) is located at one place. Friendly hosts will willingly open them and show you what they are proud of.

*kogule– pebble stones used in Dalmatia to pave streets.

GASTRONOMY

A number of restaurants and konobe (taverns) will satisfy even the most demanding palate. Magic of tastes and scents is reflected in every dish and what is definitely recommended are salty anchovies, Grilled sardines, pašticada (traditional meat dish), grilled lamb and lamb prepared under the baking lid, mendule u cukar (sugar roasted almonds), as well as Dol’s homemade vitalac prepared of lamb’s entrails (typical dish of lamb or goat offal) and hrapoćuša cake included in the list of protected cultural goods of the Republic of Croatia. Island’s treasure – olive oil is the unavoidable ingredient of our gastronomic offer. Complete your experience by tasting the quality local wines among which is worth recommending Plavac mali.

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