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Postira

Postira is a village and a municipality in Croatia in the Split-Dalmatia County on the island of Brač.GeographyThe village of Postira is located on the northern coast of the island of Brač, eight kilometers from the island's port of Supetar. It is connected with nearby villages Pučišća, Splitska and Dol as well as with the city of Supetar with paved road, where local bus lines operate.The municipality has a total population of 1,559 in two settlements: Dol, population 139 Postira, population 1,429 In the 2011 census, 98.5% of the population were Croats.HistoryPostira was first mentioned in the 14th century. It is assumed that its name come from the Latin pastura. Several stone buildings and palaces speak of the rich merchant history of the village, most of which are still standing. They were built using the special Brac stone from the surrounding quarries.EconomyThe main activities are fishing, agriculture, and tourism.Home products are olive oil and local wine. Sardina d.d. company can fish producer from the high quality Adriatic pilchard "Sardina pilchardus".Next to the harbour are the beaches of Prvija and Zastivanje. Beach Mala Lozna is on the east end of Postira village and far more to the east, is the very attractive sand beach, Lovrečina. Near Lovrečina beach are the ruins of a large early Christian basilica from the 5th-6th century.
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