BOL, BRAC ISLAND - LOCAL AND TOURIST INFORMATION
Zlatni Rat beach at Bol, Island of Brac
Brac is the largest of the Central Dalmatian islands with a land mass of 395 square kilometres and several towns and villages. At the centre of the island the peak of Vidova Gora rises to 778 metres. The typical landscape of the rural interior of the island is of vineyards and olive groves enclosed by stone walls. Around the coast there are many pretty bays and beaches, often edged with pine trees. Brac has a long history; the small museum in the historic settlement of Skrip charts the history of the island from pre Roman times. All around the coastline there are quiet sheltered bays with delightful pebble beaches often lined with pine trees that provide welcome shade in the midday sun. Many of the beaches are uncrowded and all have crystal clear water and are delightful for swimming. The famous Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn)beach at Bol will be packed in mid summer but this spectacular beach, a narrow spit projecting out in the sea, must be seen if you are staying on Brac. The most notable towns on the island are:
Situated in a deep bay and is a favourite destination for yachtsmen. In the summer months the harbour is filled with yachts moored in the marina and along the town quay providing plenty of custom for the quayside cafes and restaurants.
Situated around a delightful harbour, the town of Splitska, is one of the most attractive communities on the island.
Situated around a sheltered harbour, Pucisa has a character defined by its fine stone buildings set in terraces on the steep hillside. Here young stone masons are trained and can be seen practising their skills at The School of Stone Masons on the harbour front.
On the southern side of the island, Bol, has examples of 15th and 17th century architecture but is best known for its famous beach, Zlatni Rat, or Golden Horn, a shingle spit stretching out over 600 metres into the sea.
Sumartin is a quiet village at the eastern end of the island of Brac. Shops, cafes and restaurants front the harbour from where a regular car ferry crosses to Makarska on the mainland.
Postira's narrow winding streets lead down to a busy harbour bursting with small boasts and surrounded by lively cafes, shops and restaurants. A few kilometres inland from Postira the interesting and ancient village of Dol is renowned for its restaurants serving local produce grown in the valley.
Supetar's busy harbour is where the regular car ferry from Split disembarks. The town's many shops and restaurants front the charming harbour and stretch along the water front. Evenings in Supetar are lively as the town is one of the main tourist centres on the island.
Monastery near Bol
Activities on the island
Paintball is available on Vidova Gora, the highest mountain on all of the Croatian islands with fantastic views, walks, and a restaurant in the summer. Excursions to the mainland to go rafting on the Cetina river are organized from Supetar. Bol is the main centre for water sports such as windsurfing and diving.
Split, the main port for travel to the Adriatic islands, is also home to the Diocletian Palace, built by the Roman Emperor Diocletian at the end of the third century AD. The Palace forms the core of the old town and has been adapted and remodelled throughout the ages so that it displays a breath-taking mix of architecture from the Roman through to the later Venetian period.
Louise Reddon writing in The Daily Telegraph captured the atmosphere of Split perfectly: When Emperor Diocletian was considering retirement from governing the Roman Empire, he shopped around, found no decent rest homes and decided to build his own. And so Split was born. This magnificent walled city palace was built to Diocletian's exacting standards, and today retains enough original charms to attract visitors by the thousands. Amid the remnants of his grand residences, there is a pleasingly workaday town. Pavement cafès, cosy bars and plenty of shops mix with two lively markets and chic apartments built from the very barracks where Diocletian's soldiers once lived. Visit this 1700-year-old living museum during Split‘s Summer Festival in which cultural events are often staged in the open air. Drinking cocktails with the posing parade along the ritzy palm-lined ‘Riva‘ promenade. Afterwards, head to house-music haunt, Caffe Bar Fluid, and sit outside on steps that lead to the little-known second tier of the palace. Bacvice beach, a 15-minute stroll east, has buzzy nightclubs.
Our Villas in Bol
|This two bedroom one bathroom exclusive luxury beach front villa is an ecological paradise. Situated on its own marvellous beach in a vine-planted garden and terraces overlooking the Adriatic. Luxury, serenity, tranquility and green living right by the sea.|
|First row from the beach, this is an ultramodern and truly stunning new luxury villa with pool and garden, just a few metres away from one of the most famous beaches in the world in the town of Bol on Brac island. Six en suite bedrooms and bedroom suites, sleek interiors and large glass windows taking in superb sea views. Fully air conditioned and close to sport amenities and many cafes and restaurants.|
|A luxury single storey, three bedroom, two bathroom air-conditioned stone villa with garden and pool, and a one bedroom garden cottage.|
|A luxury air conditioned four bedroom, three bathroom villa in a fabulous setting five metres away from one of the most famous beaches, the Golden Horn of Brac Island. Close to town amenities. Recently fully renovated, Beautiful garden and pool. Wireless internet. Windsurfing and scuba diving paradise.|
|A two bedroom, two bathroom air conditioned cottage renovated recently to a high standard. Courtyard, garden and terraces, pool. It is in a quiet area of a lively town of Bol, a surfing paradise. Only 250m from pebbly beaches.|
|150 year old 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom air-conditioned villa with garden. Only 200 metres from the sea. Located in Bol, island of Brac with many pebble beaches and one of the most famous in Croatia, the Golden Horn beach. Pet friendly. Sea views.|
|A beautiful three hundred year old villa with a pool, summer kitchen and terrace. Only 200m from the nearest beach and spectacular sea views. Two bedrooms, two bathrooms, satellite TV and fully air-conditioned. Free Wi-Fi internet.|
|Surf Villa Bol Apartments|
|Newly built beach side apartments just twenty metres from the sea. Situated in a beautiful location with stunning sea views. LCD satellite TV, air conditioning and internet access.|
|A luxury, air conditioned, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa with garden and pool, BBQ, WiFi, parking, surfing haven, beach 100 metres|
|Blue Stone Cottage|
|A luxury, air-conditioned, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom stone cottage, a galleried 3rd bedroom, garden, infinity pool, outdoor whirlpool, terrace, WiFi, BBQ, sea view, parking, pet friendly, beach 400 metres.|
|Stone Cottage Bol|
|A luxury, air-conditioned, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom stone villa, garden, private pool, BBQ, WiFi, parking, pet friendly, sea views.|