How to Spend 3.5 Hours in Supetar
After arriving on the ferry from Split, we had 3.5 hours to spend in Supetar. You’ll probably want to spend long here if it’s your first visit or if you arrive during high season. As we visited during low season, most things were closed, so 3.5 hours was enough time to have a wander around.
We’ve also visited many times, so we didn’t do as much exploring as we usually would.
Have a coffee overlooking Supetar Harbor
When in Croatia, do as the Croatians do – have a coffee. And that’s exactly what we did. The small harbor is filled with small boats and looks beautiful when the sun is out.
There are quite a few restaurants and cafes next to the harbor, so sit down, have a coffee, and relax.
Church of the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary
Walk to the end of the harbor and you’ll see this beautiful church on your left. This church dates from the 18th century and has a 35-meter-high bell tower next to it. It’s the focal point of the town.
The church is even more spectacular inside. It was open when we visited, but I don’t know if that’s always the case. There were no people inside when we were there.
If you’re interested in churches, you could spend quite some time here, as there is so much to see.
Split and Supetar have lots of cats. These were the first two we came across, sitting on a barrel in the sun. We spent a few minutes feeding them.
A walk around the bay
There is a footpath that goes around the bay from the harbor to St. Nicholas Church. It’s around a 1km walk which takes around 10 minutes.
All around the bay, the water is crystal clear. Even in the harbor you can see the bottom clearly. If you like swimming in clean sea water, then head to Supetar. The water is warm enough to swim in for most of the year.
St. Nicholas Church and Cemetery
As you come to the end of your walk around the bay, you’ll see St. Nicholas Church and Cemetery. Cemeteries in mainland Europe always seem to be very-well kept and always full of flowers.
Even the very old graves at the cemetery have flowers on them. Many of the gravestones also have small photos of the deceased. I’ve never seen that in the UK.
Walk back to the harbor for lunch
Next, we walked back to the harbor for lunch at one of the restaurants. By the time we’d finished, it was time to get the ferry back to Split. It didn’t feel like we walked very far today, but I managed to do 12,000 steps. I’m quite pleased about that.
We’ve been in Split for 10 days so far, and the last two days have been the first sunny days. The previous 8 days were cold and wet. It’s been great to get out and about. Tomorrow should be sunny in the daytime, but by evening we’ll be back to rain for many days.
Why not spend a few nights in Supetar
By spending a few nights in Supetar, you’ll be able to explore the whole island, including the world-famous beach in Bol.