Bol (Brac)

The oldest town on Brac, Bol sits at the foot of the highest mountain in the Adriatic islands, Mt. Vidova Gora. The area is rich in history but the main draw is Zlatni Rat beach.

Bol: The beach at Zlatni Rat, west of the harbour

Bol: The beach at Zlatni Rat, west of the harbour

This V-shaped pebble and sand beach sticks out to sea – the name means Golden Horn. It’s about a kilometre west of the old town. The town and beach are linked by a promenade lined with pine trees and gardens.

It’s worth taking a wander around the winding streets of the old town. Culture vultures should head for the Dominican monastery which dates from the 15th century.

The monastery houses a museum containing many artefacts found locally including marine relics, a good collection of coins, and paintings. There’s also a .botanical garden.

The town provides a good base to explore the local area with attractions including Dragons Cave where a ruined monastery is built in to a cave.

Bol: The town and sea front

Bol: The town and sea front

The town has all the facilities you’d expect of a moderate sized holiday destination. You can hire scooters, quad bikes and cars in town. There’s also scuba diving on offer. Throughout the season, there are various concerts and festival events, culminating in the carnival parade in mid September.

The town is a bustling holiday centre and you’ll find a good choice of restaurants and bars, as well as provisions. So all in all you’ll find plenty to keep you occupied.

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