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Postira
—  Village  —
Port in Postira with church
Postira is located in Croatia
Postira
Location of Postira within Croatia
Coordinates: 43°22′N 16°37′E / 43.367°N 16.617°E / 43.367; 16.617
Country Croatia
County Split-Dalmatia County
Island Brač
Population (2001)
 - Total 1,553
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) 021

Postira is a municipality in Croatia in the Split-Dalmatia county. It has a population of 1,553 (2001 census), 97.5% of which are Croats. The village is on the northern coast of the island of Brač. In the port are the hotels Vrilo and Pastura. The 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. In the center of village is the Church of St. Jonh the Babptist (Sv. Ivan Krtitelj).

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Practical information

There are hotels Pastura and Vrilo in the village and many private apartments. Near the port is supermarket Studenac, bakery, bank, post and market. There are also several restaurants and tourist information center. The village is connected with nearby villages Pučišća, Splitska and Dol as well as with city Supetar with paved road which is also operated by local bus lines.

Sport

N.K. Postira ex Kolektivac is local football club.

Notable persons

(in chronological order)

  • Vladimir Nazor - poet and writer, who was born in Postira (1876 - 1949)
  • Josip Skaric dr.med. (1889 - 1975) founder of the Higijenski zavod the first bacterology station in Balkan region
  • Ivan Matij Skaric dr.theology, Croatian translated interpretation of the Holy Bible (1793 - 1871)
  • Žan Jakopač, leader of Šo!Mazgoon band

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Coordinates: 43°23′N 16°38′E / 43.383°N 16.633°E / 43.383; 16.633

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