About Bol

Bol island Brac Croatia is a small town situated on the southern coast of the island of Brac, under the Vidova Gora mountain (highest top of the Adriatic islands). Bol is one of the leading tourist destinations in Croatia that celebrated the 90th Anniversary of Tourism in 2013 and won the title Absolute Champion of Croatian Tourism for 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.  It has a unique shape that stretches more than 500 meters into the sea, which originated 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

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, more than 600 years old monastery, small beaches in the center of the town are just as enchanting as the famous fine pebble beach Zlatni rat.

It is also a true paradise for sports lovers; you can practice almost any type of sports from tennis, basket, volley, beach volley, kite surfing, windsurfing, paragliding, scuba diving, cycling, and boccie. Bol is host to the ‘WTA 125K Series Bol Croatia Open’, a women’s tennis tournament played on outdoor clay courts, held in June. Several windsurfing and kite surfing competitions are organized during the summer, like IFCA Slalom World Championship, Euro Cup…

Bol Loža
Bol Loža with the St. Anthony Chappel

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, 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,’ nectar sweet wine.