About Bol on the island of Brac in Croatia

Bol, on the island of Brac in Croatia, is a small town on the southern coast of Brac, under the Vidova Gora mountain (the highest top of the Adriatic islands). Bol, one of Croatia’s leading tourist destinations, celebrates its 100th Anniversary of Tourism in 2023. Bol won the title of Absolute Champion of Croatian Tourism in 2009, 2010, and 2011. Still, the interesting fact is that Bol was a Champion of Adriatic Tourism back in 1965 and, from that date, has won this title 17 times.

Its popularity is due to one of the most beautiful beaches on the Mediterranean – Zlatni Rat beach (Golden Horn), a promontory composed mostly of pebble rock that shifts with the tidal movement. Zlatni rat beach is the most famous Croatian beach and a trademark, the favorite of many tourist brochures, which will not leave you indifferent.  Its unique shape stretches more than 500 meters into the sea, originating about one million years ago on a submarine reef that stops banks of pebbles, sand, and clay carried by waves and currents.

Zlatni rat beach in winter
Zlatni rat beach

What to see in Bol

But a holiday in Bol is not all about Zlatni rat beach; Bol has so many other interesting things and sites to offer for a perfect vacation. The magical spirit of old Dalmatian ‘Kalas’ in this small fisherman’s place, beautiful stone houses, churches and chapels, a more than 600 years old monastery, and small beaches in the center of the town are just as enchanting as the famous fine pebble beach Zlatni rat.

Loža - one of the landmarks in bol island brac
Bol Loža with the St. Anthony Chappel

Sports in Bol island Brac

It is also a true paradise for sports lovers; you can practice almost any type of sport, from tennis, basket, volley, beach volley, kitesurfingwindsurfing, paragliding, scuba diving, cycling, walking, and hiking. Several windsurfing and kite surfing competitions are organized during the summer, like PWA Tour, IFCA Slalom World Championship, Euro Cup…

Wine & Dine in Bol

A perfect vacation would not be really perfect without giving some satisfaction to our taste buds, right? Well, that is another reason for you to add Bol to your bucket list. There are numerous traditional restaurants where you can explore the tasty Dalmatian cuisine, tasting some of the most delicious dishes prepared with fresh fish, shells, and lamb meat Bol is also famous for its old winery and wine cellar where the magical creation of medal-winning wines like Stina Pošip and Stina Plavac begins. Also, don’t forget to try ‘Prošek,’ sweet nectar dessert wine.