Milna is situated on the west coast of the island of Brač and is a famous tourist destination as well as the island’s most beautiful nautical center. The municipality was founded in the 17th century and it developed around the Cerinic family residence. Our Lady of Annunciation Church, with a typical Dalmatian bell tower, as well as representative two-storey houses of shipowners from Milna from the 18th and 19th century, dominate the area today. Milna has a natural orientation towards the sea and is famous for its shipbuilding, which is also how the famous Dalmatian boat bracera, named after the Italian name for Brač (Brazza), got its prototype in Milna. Aside from its historical sites and irresistable charm that such quaint little villages often have, Milna wins the hearts of its visitors by offering delicious Mediterranean cuisine as well as an opportunity to enjoy water sports like diving, sailing, and fishing. Those who come to explore will be amazed by the hidden coves, especially Lučice cove, Bobovišća, and the neraby villages of Ložišće and Podhume. The small islet of Mrduja, situated at the entrance to the harbour, is an additional gem. It is this islet, halfway between the islands of Brač and Šolta, that once a year becomes the object of dispute in a famous tug-of-war competition between the locals of Brač and Šolta. On the day of ‘Tugging of Mrduja’ the locals from Milna and Stomorska literally tie their sailing and motor boats to each side of the islet. They then engage in an amusing tug-of-war, trying to pull the island to their respective side and claim it as their territory. The winner gets the ownership over Mrduja for the next year. Another interesting sports event that takes place at the beginning of August each year is ‘Kalaton’. The name is a combination of the words marathon and kala, both of which are in the core of this unique race that will let you experience Milna in a completely different way.
One of the biggest attractions on Brač is the Dragon’s Cave in the small village of Murvice, that served as a temple of Glagolitic friars in the 15th century and where the legend of the one-eyed giant Orkomarin is still very much alive.