BOL, BRAC ISLAND - LOCAL AND TOURIST INFORMATION

Bol

On the southern side of the island of Brac, 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. A focal point for water sports, Bol offer opportunities for scuba diving, wind surfing,. A delightful promenade shaded by pine trees runs from Bol town to the Golden Horn beach Bol is a lively tourist centre with a charming old town around the harbour.


Bol is arguably the most beautiful town on the magical island of Brac. Stone cottages, village squares and palazzos surround the harbour and a small marina. Further along the promenade world class new villas nestle close to one of the most famous beaches in the world, Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn). Bol has many other beaches and a very vibrant day and night life. Numerous cafes and restaurants line the harbour and can be found in the narrow streets of the old town. In summer, there are art shows, concerts, theatres and sporting events, as well as dicos and nightclubs. Bol is ideal for sporty types and you can play mini football, volleyball, basketball, hire bikes, go hiking and free climbing. Bol is famous for water sports like scuba diving and windsurfing , paragliding, wake boarding and being towed behind speedboats on inflatable donuts and bananas and much more. It is a windsurfing paradise. For the fittest, there is a trip up the mountain Vidova Gora to visit the monastery and the Dragon's cave.


Supetar

Supetar on the north side of Brac island is the largest town on the island. The numerous passenger and car ferries come to Supetar from Split, a lovely 50 minute scenic ride. On Brac there is also a small airport, about 30 min drive from Supetar. On arriving by ferry or a yacht it is a beautiful sight to see the Supetar harbour with its charming stone houses crowding around it. Walk into any one of the local restaurants for refreshments, the food is excellent, fresh, simple, tasty and home cooked. If you are travelling by car, this is the place to stock up in the local supermarket. The town has many restaurants and shops, and quite a lot of history and culture. Go and see early Christian mosaics from the 6th century where an early Christian Basilica used to stand, have a look at the Church of St Mary as well as the sculptures of the 19th century sculptor Ivan Rendic in his gallery. A great family resort with sandy and pebbly beaches, good for swimming and sunbathing and a variety of water sports on offer. In the evening the centre is busy with cocktail bars and evening street markets.


Sumartin

Sumartin is a fabulous fishing village with quaint cottages, luxury villas, famous bike trails and is an ecological paradise. This is an authentic, 300 year old fishing village settled on the east point of Brac island, where you can get a ferry to Makarska on the mainland. It has a pretty harbour and a village square with an old church, a Franciscan monastery and old stone fishermen's houses, a small supermarket and a village store. Nowadays restaurants offer traditional local fare of fresh fish, olive oil and good local wine, home-made pasta, the typical sustenance of the local people. At one end of Sumartin on Puntinak promontory there are some gorgeous and very luxurious villas right on the seashore. You can enjoy a very relaxed holiday with peaceful sandy and pebbly beaches on your doorstep. Sumartin offers some lively events such as the festival called The Lady of the Angels, on 2nd August with street food, singing and dancing.


Split

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.


Split waterfront
Split waterfront

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


Dream Villa
Dream Villa 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.
Villa California
Villa California 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.
Villa Goldie
Villa Goldie A luxury single storey, three bedroom, two bathroom stone villa with garden and pool a stone throw from the beach.
Villa Bolero
Villa Bolero 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.
Fishermans Cottage
Fishermans Cottage 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.
Villa Bolina
Villa Bolina 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 WiFi internet.
Surf Villa Bol Apartments
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.
Villa Zuccherina
Villa Zuccherina A luxury, air conditioned, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa with garden and pool, BBQ, WiFi, parking, surfing haven, beach 100 metres
Villa Bol Coast
Villa Bol Coast A luxury, air-conditioned, 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom stone villa, courtyard, pool, whirlpool, sauna, WiFi, tennis courts nearby, water sports, beach 20 metres.
Villa Sea View Bol
Villa Sea View Bol A luxury, new, air-conditioned villa, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, heated pool, garden, BBQ, WiFi. 1km from Zlatni Rat beach.
Stone Cottage Bol
Stone Cottage Bol A luxury, air-conditioned, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom stone villa, garden, private pool, BBQ, WiFi, parking, pet friendly, sea views.


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