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Bol

The idyllic resort of Bol is located on the sunny south coast of the central Dalmatian island of Brac and although significantly smaller than Supetar, is the main resort on the island. This is most likely due to its with its well-known nature beach "Zlatni Rat", whose sickle shape rises from the sea. Bol can be reached from Supetar from a well-developed road whose last few kilometers serpentinely falls down towards the sea. Bol has almost 1,600 inhabitants who mainly live from tourism, but also from fishing and olive and wine agriculture. As one of the most popular Croatian tourist resorts, Bol offers a perfect holiday destination with a wide variety of hotels, a wide range of sports and leisure facilities and a number of beautiful beaches. In addition to the charm of the former fishing village,  its rich architectural heritage that culminates in the Dominican monastery also contributes to its popularity. The diverse culinary dishes range from hearty regional cuisine to typical Dalmatian fish restaurants and from pizzerias to gourmet restaurants. Lovers of fresh fish and good wine especially like planning a stop here for the excellent wines that are grown on the slopes of the region.

Bol's Mediterranean flair spell-bounds visitors with its charming, admirable small-scale building structures, an optimal mix of pebbly beaches, diverse opportunities for active holidays as well as an enchanting landscape. In addition, Bol is known as the city of tennis. About 20 tennis courts and a large tennis stadium await a visit from the friends of the sport.
You can reach Bol best by flying to the Split airport. From there you can take a rental car and use the ferry from Split to Supetar. The crossing takes about an hour and runs all day at regular hour intervals. Several times a day there are also passenger ferries operating from Split directly to Bol. In the summer months the only 15 kilometer far away charter airport will be busy serving flights coming in from metropolis

The idyllic resort of Bol is located on the sunny south coast of the central Dalmatian island of Brac and although significantly smaller than Supetar, is the main resort on the island. This is most likely due to its with its well-known nature beach "Zlatni Rat", whose sickle shape rises from the sea. Bol can be reached from Supetar from a well-developed road whose last few kilometers serpentinely falls down towards the sea. Bol has almost 1,600 inhabitants who mainly live from tourism, but also from fishing and olive and wine agriculture. As one of the most popular Croatian tourist resorts, Bol offers a perfect holiday destination with a wide variety of hotels, a wide range of sports and leisure facilities and a number of beautiful beaches. In addition to the charm of the former fishing village,  its rich architectural heritage that culminates in the Dominican monastery also contributes to its popularity. The diverse culinary dishes range from hearty regional cuisine to typical Dalmatian fish restaurants and from pizzerias to gourmet restaurants. Lovers of fresh fish and good wine especially like planning a stop here for the excellent wines that are grown on the slopes of the region.

Bol's Mediterranean flair spell-bounds visitors with its charming, admirable small-scale building structures, an optimal mix of pebbly beaches, diverse opportunities for active holidays as well as an enchanting landscape. In addition, Bol is known as the city of tennis. About 20 tennis courts and a large tennis stadium await a visit from the friends of the sport.
You can reach Bol best by flying to the Split airport. From there you can take a rental car and use the ferry from Split to Supetar. The crossing takes about an hour and runs all day at regular hour intervals. Several times a day there are also passenger ferries operating from Split directly to Bol. In the summer months the only 15 kilometer far away charter airport will be busy serving flights coming in from metropolis from all over Europe.


Beaches In and Around Bol

In Bol the sun shines an average of 235 days a year. In summer, the sun shines 11 to 12 hours a day, especially in the months of June to September. Therefore temperatures easily reaching 30°C and above are no surprise. Under these conditions, Bol offers the best conditions for a relaxing and varied holiday. Here is the "Zlatni Rat" ("Golden Horn” in English), which is probably the most beautiful beach in Croatia. It is a very often visited pebble beach, which when viewed from above, looks like a sickle or a horn. The winds in the cape like to play a game with the waves- sometimes pushing them towards one side, and sometimes to the other side. Here you can easily spend a full day at the wonderful beach, especially since there are plenty of culinary options for every guests' taste. Moreover there are long stretches of pebbled and sandy beaches which reach over ten kilometers and are framed by pine forests.


Attractions in Bol

The mountain chain Bolska Kruna with its 778 meter high mountain peak "Vidova Gora" (also the highest peak of all the Adriatic islands) is a popular destination spot and extends picturesquely above Bol. For an exciting active day trip, take a climb up to the Vidova Gora and visit the idyllic ruins of Kostilo. From the summit of Vidova Gora you can take delight in the magnificent panoramic view of the southern coast of Bol, the paradise beach "Golden Horn", the island world of Hvar, Korcula and Vis and the view across to the mainland.

Another attraction which should not be missed includes the Dominican monastery from the 15th century that now houses, among others, a museum and is located on the eastern outskirts of the city.  Here, various collections from the prehistoric, Roman and early Croatian periods can be admired, including the famous painting "Madonna with Child and Saints" by the Venetian artist Tintoretto.
The hermitage "Pustinja Blace" is located a few kilometers west of Bol in a narrow gorge-like valley which opens into a small cove on the south side of the island. This hermitage became famous because of a lonely monk who lived here for decades and who undertook taking many astronomical measurements.
The only 5 km away idyllic village of Murvica is also worth a visit. Murvica is accessible by car, or even bike through a well-developed road. The town offers many less- frequented natural beaches and some beautiful hiking trails. Above all, the local dragon cave attracts many visitors.


Excursions from Bol

In Central Dalmatia visitors can always enjoy themselves. Bol is an ideal starting base for getting to a lot of interesting places. The Dalmatian capital of Split situated on the mainland is one city that can easily be reached and from Split you can even easily reach the world-famous Diocletian's Palace. Here in Split there are rich possibilities for shopping and sightseeing. The island of Vis, a quiet spot, lying far out in the Adriatic island especially attracts wine lovers. The island has many small sandy beaches and the beautiful Stiniva Bay which is framed by steep cliffs. On the neighboring island of Bisevo, one can visit the unique Blue Grotto, "Modra Spilja". The sunny neighboring island of Hvar offers many scenic attractions and the city of Hvar offers an architectural highlights as well.

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Beaches

  • Beach Golden Cape (Zlatni Rat)
  • Beach Golden Cape (Zlatni Rat)
  • Beach Golden Cape (Zlatni Rat)
  • Beach Golden Cape (Zlatni Rat)
  • Beach Golden Cape (Zlatni Rat)
  • Beach Golden Cape (Zlatni Rat)
  • Beach Golden Cape (Zlatni Rat)
  • Beach Golden Cape (Zlatni Rat)
Beach Golden Cape (Zlatni Rat)

Central Dalmatia, Brač Island, Bol

type of beach gravel, fine gravel
  • Beach Kotlina - Bijela kuća
  • Beach Kotlina - Bijela kuća
  • Beach Kotlina - Bijela kuća
Beach Kotlina - Bijela kuća

Central Dalmatia, Brač Island, Bol

type of beach gravel, fine gravel
  • Dog Beach - Bol
Dog Beach - Bol

Central Dalmatia, Brač Island, Bol

type of beach stones, rocks
  • Beach Martinica
  • Beach Martinica
Beach Martinica

Central Dalmatia, Brač Island, Bol

type of beach gravel
  • Beach Bretanide
  • Beach Bretanide
Beach Bretanide

Central Dalmatia, Brač Island, Bol

type of beach gravel, fine gravel

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