Located in the southern Dalmatian Coast, the beautiful town of Bol is a stunning settlement in the island of Brac, easily accessible by boat from Split, a nearby city on the Croatian mainland. A nature lover’s paradise, Bol is a perfect choice if you need a break in the sun away from bustling crowds and grey skies. Busy in summer but very charming nonetheless, the town is home to some of Croatia’s most spectacular beaches and natural areas, found in the myriad of islands scattered along the sparkling turquoise waters.
Despite its tranquil setting, Bol has enough to do to keep the whole family happy with plenty of outdoor activities and sightseeing to please the keenest travellers. Its sunny climate and sheltered natural setting make Bol an ideal option any time of the year, with warm summers and mild winters.
Holiday in Bol
Originally a tiny fishing village, the town has evolved into a marvellous labyrinth of crooked narrow lanes and sunny plazas framed by ochre stone buildings where you can find a table at one of the numerous cafes for some breakfast before heading to the beach. If you fancy exploring the area’s rich cultural background, head towards the Dominican monastery, homed in a wonderfully well-preserved stone building or to the trendy Branislav Deskovic art gallery.
The area has some excellent hiking trails ideal for landlubbers; don’t forget to walk along the Blaca desert or through the Vidova hills, a lusciously green forest where you can enjoy a magnificent picnic before returning to Bol. Adventurous visitors will be spoilt for choice, with excellent diving sites and an extensive water sports offer including wind surfing and canoeing. Those travelling with children might prefer to relax playing tennis at Potocine whilst enjoying stunning views over the Adriatic or perhaps find a table at one of the many boardwalk cafes and indulge in some people-watching.
If you ever tire of Bol’s exquisite natural beauty, don’t forget that you can take a day trip to Split, Croatia’s second-largest city for some urban flavour before returning to your peaceful oasis of tranquillity in the evening.
During the summer months the town transforms itself into an effervescent folksy festival, with plenty of street festivals and live performances to choose from.
Renting holiday accommodation in Bol
A holiday apartment will ensure that you will be able to explore the region like a local. Croatia remains largely unspoilt by tourism and local hotels can be bleak and without character. Renting holiday accommodation in Bol will be the surest way for you to discover the best that this wonderful town that to offer, as only the residents will point you towards the best dive sites or the restaurant that serves the tastiest stuffed calamari, a local delicacy.
Whether you prefer an apartment in Bol’s old quarter or a holiday villa by the beach with its own garden, finding a holiday rental with HouseTrip will make an already wonderful holiday even more unforgettable.