Bol is one of the major municipalities within the Island of Brač, which is the biggest Island in the Dalmatian region, and the third biggest in Adriatic. Currently, it is under the administration of the Republic of Croatia and has been since 1991, when the Republic officially became an independent state.
Various private charters and Adriatic cruises visit the Dalmatian and Adriatic region several times a year, and Bol is one of the major tourist attractions within the bucket list of both the tourists and travel guides. In this article we shall discuss, all there is to be known about this prestigious municipality, that has become of the most famous tourist resorts in the world.
In the description of Bol, we will try to give you a full-fledged image of the region.
Geography of Bol
This area is situated in the Southern region of Brač Island, in Split-Dalmatia County. The Island is separated by the mainland due to the Brač channel. The municipality of Bol is twinned with Omiš, which is a major city about 25km from Split. It has a population much higher than that of Bol. Although Omiš is the only city Bol is twinned with, it has several other sister cities.
Population of Bol
As a municipality, Bol has a population of just about 2000 people. This may be less, but it is still above average when compared to other districts in the Dalmatian region. In fact, within the Island of Brač, it is the second-most populous region, coming after the town of Supetar, which has a population of about 3500 people.
Climate of Bol
Currently, Bol is about 6 meters above sea level. The weather there is usually temperate or warm throughout the year, with very little rainfall in the summers, as most of the rainfall occurs in the winter season.
We could say that the temperature and rainfall there are inversely proportional. That is, when the temperature is at its highest (in July), the rainfall is at its lowest, and when the temperature is at its lowest, in November, the rainfall is near its peak.
Considering the smaller size of this municipality, there are a lot of tourist attractions in the region that will keep you entertained, and make you fall in love with the place. They are as follows:
The Golden Cape
In the native language, this beach is called Zlatni Rat. It is a split of land that extends out up to almost 2 kilometers. There are strong water currents present in this area because of the fact it extends Southward in the Hvar Channel. The strong currents have had 2 consequences (positive ones):
At the back of this beach, there is a beautiful Mediterranean Pine groove, that has contributed to making it one of the 10 best tourist destinations in the world. This beach alone is enough to make it an ideal place for holiday sailings. Any time of the year is ideal to take out your small ship cruise to go luxury cruising in the municipality.
It is a place just above the municipality of Bol, and is the higest peak in the Island of Brač, in fact, the highest in all of the Adriatic regions. All the tourists that visit Bol also go hiking at this peak. The route (or track) from Bol to the peak is packed with beautiful scenery which is sure to make them appreciate the beauty of their sailing holidays.
Beach Kotlina Since this is a pebble beach, you may want to take your shoes along with you. The water at this beach is clear as a crystal, that makes you feel like you are floating in air. From a distance, the blue colour reflects onto your eyes in such a fine way, it makes you feel like you are in a painting. There is also a Konoba present just by the beach, where you can relax and enjoy fine wine.
This is an old church in Bol that contains many of the paintings of one of the most famous painters of the world, and especially of this region, Tripo Kokolja. Many tourists visit Bol every year particularly to see these paintings.
As you enjoy your cruising experience, it would be worth it to try one of their finest exotic restaurants. As it is obvious, most of the food there is seafood, but you may also get other varieties such as Mediterranean, European, or Croatian.
For seafood, this is the best restaurant in the entire municipality of Bol, according to customer and tourist reviews. The seating is open-air, and the seating arrangements are surrounded by a beautiful kitchen garden that has fruits and vegetables growing on it.
This restaurant provides you with the best and fresh food at all times, even midnight. What makes this place stand out is its amazing customer service, and the brilliant variety of dishes, many of which are for vegetarians.
This is a small restaurant at the coast, with a beautiful view of the beach. This place has known to satisfy all the customers, as their food is deliciously prepared with fresh ingredients. Their small size coupled with high quality food is a proof of how dedicated they are towards customer service.
It is a facility in Bol that contains a vineyard, and wine is prepared within the premises for commercial use. They provide wine tasting service. If you are visiting on a private charter, it’s worth considering with your tour guide to visit the place to taste their fine quality of wine.
There are a lot of fun activities you could indulge yourself in Bol. Some of them are discussed below:
1. Croatian Bol Ladies Open
Since 1991, this town has been a hub for women’s tennis. Annually, a women’s tennis competition is held that holds the cash prize of $125,000, and for this reason some of the best players participate in this tournament. You can witness it with your own eyes if you visit the place in April.
2. Adventure of Sea Kayak
You can take a paddle boat and explore the sea on it with your loved ones. As you paddle through the sea, the mesmerizing sound of waves, and the cold breeze that hits you, will make you feel like you are in heaven.
3. Off-Road Adventure of Brač
While we all love the cruising experience at the Mediterranean coast, taking a road trip off the Island would also be a fun activity to partake in. There are tourist agencies in Bol that provide tourists from Adriatic cruises a round trip of all the interesting places in the Island.
4. Tour of the Dragon Cave
Dragon cave is a beautiful historical site in Bol. You may want to explore the place and learn about the history behind it. It will be a fun experience as you spend a day of your 7-day cruise in Bol.
If you want to spend more time in Bol, you can get a private charter from us. Otherwise, even luxury cruising or a small cruise ship are also good options, as you will get to explore the place in much more detail, and even the surrounding Islands and districts.
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