Croatian Attraction – Bol on the island of Brac

Bol used to be a small isolated fishing village on the island of Brac in Croatia. Now it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, visited mainly for its many beaches. Given its location – flanked by mountain and sea, the town enjoy a great climate and a picturesque landscape.

The Water – Like the other stops on the Adriatic, the sea is the main point of interest in Bol too. The town is lined by pebbled beaches – the most popular being Zlatni Rat – that offer the perfect opportunity to sunbathe, swim, sail and indulge in various water based activities like windsurfing, snorkelling and scuba diving; there are a number of underwater caves and shipwrecks to explore in these parts. Rental boats and other water sport equipment are available along the beaches, as are beach chairs and a constant supply of beer.

An Art Walk – Walking along the waterfront opens up a great sea view. It also doubles up as an art walk. One of the quirky aspects of the town is that the waterfront is peppered with interesting (sometimes complex, but never boring) stone sculptures. For the art inclined, this walk leads to Bol’s Branislav Deskovic Gallery. Not only is this a historic Renaissance town house, it also houses over 250 works of art by some of the most prominent Croatian artists like Ivan Mestrovic and Edo Murtic.

Nightlife – Post sundown the party in Bol moves from the beaches to the shore. There are a number of cafes, bars, restaurants and clubs to choose from, particularly along the promenade. During the summer months when every establishment is open for business, the lively beats of pop hits can be felt all along the town, through the night and into the early morning.

The easiest way to reach Bol is on the local ferry line or via taxi boats from other high profile Croatian stops including Split.

Being on the tourist trail, Bol has a variety of accommodation options, the HotelsCombined price comparison site can help you quickly find the best deal.

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