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On a gentle slope of a hill called Plis you can find the lovely little town of Selca. It is positioned on the hill at a medium height, halfway between the highland in the background and the sea. Stone cutting and tourism are the current main occupations of the inhabitants of Selca.

Within the town you will find many examples of the local craft of stone masonry, the local stone masons really know a thing or two about using the raw material to create doorways, terraces, staircases and stone balustrades. The paths and yards of locals houses are covered with stone slabs and gravel, all taken from the local stone quarries found on Brac. In Selca almost everything is made from stone; the sinks, kitchen surfaces, tables and chairs and vases are made from this abundantly sourced local material.

Stone, unaffected by the elements has protected and preserved the ancient buildings of Selca up to the present day. Selca's friendly people have always used stone in their day to day lives, it has been used from the days when livestock owners would use it for ponds for their animals and boundaries for their farming land.

In Selca's harbor Radonja you will find over one hundred and fifty people working for the Jadrokamen Company. Here they produce marble slabs and stone blocks made from stone that is found in local quarries. Selca's famous harbor stone is what gives the villages built on the Mediterranean coast there old world charm. It is defiantly one of the most charming of these styles of harbor villages in the surrounding area.

You can find some useful facilities in the village of Selca – there is a dentist, a variety of stores where you can buy newspapers, groceries and postcards, a butchers and some lovely cafe-bars and restaurants.

Source by Dan Sandercock