Bol

Bol is a town on the island of Brac in Dalmatia. Situated in a secluded place on the southern coast of the island, Bol is the oldest town of Brac and one of the most famous seaside resorts of the Adriatic.

Get in

Bol Harbour

The most common way to get to Bol is by boat from Split Harbour, which is easily reached on the frequent buses from Split Airport (40 mins). There is a direct catamaran from Split once a day at 4PM (1 hour), every day of the year. Alternatively, take the car ferry from Split to Supetar on the other side of the island (approx 1 hour, services hourly in season), and then take the bus to Bol (approx 40 mins). Check for the timetable of the buses. If you take ferry later in the evening you will have to take taxi since there are no buses after 7PM. For the correct bus timetable check local agencies before arrival.

In high season there are flights to the airport on Brac Island itself which is less than 10 km from Bol, these tend to come from Zagreb early on a Saturday morning.

Get around

Brac is a small island - it takes about 40 mins to drive from north to south, there is one roundabout on the whole island and one set of traffic lights! Buses take tourists and local alike around the island or you could hire a car/scooter to explore.

Once you are in Bol everything is within walking distance, just make sure you have a good pair of flat shoes as the town is set on a hill!

See

Bol has some beautiful historic buildings including the ancient monastery and houses built by the Venetian rulers. The main thing to see is the idyllic views at every turn. If you are feeling active, Vidova Gora, the highest point on the island, is just behind Bol and gives fabulous views across the Dalmatian coast.

Do

Zlatni Rat

Eat

Bol has a great selection of reasonably priced restaurants and cafe-bars. For 8-10 kuna (around £1 or 1 Euro), you can have a cappuccino in a cafe-bar on the waterfront and watch the world go by for as long as you want. You might see Bernie Ecclestone arrive on his yacht or catch Goran Ivanisevic wandering around (he has a house nearby). The old wine cellar (Podrum) is a beautiful venue for couples and large groups alike when you would prefer to eat indoors, or try Maza and Topolino for squid pizza (50 kuna, around £6). In the restaurants in Bol you can try famous island brac lamb as well as the fresh fish that local fisherman bring everyday on the market.

Drink

Bol's numerous cafe-bars are open early till late, so you can drink beer or coffee from 6AM to midnight. There are two excellent open-air cocktail bars, one halfway between the town and the beach, so you can top up on your way home, and Varadero's, right in the centre of town, which serves a great array of well-known drinks. In summer there is a house DJ and a great vibe.

Sleep

Bol has plenty of accommodation to offer. From luxury hotels to hostels to simple and nice private rooms.

Hostels

Hotels

Apartments

Go next

Bol offers many different types of transport for hire when you are ready to explore: cycles, scooters, quad bikes, cars, and boats. You can easily explore some of the other towns on Brac island or hop over to Hvar, a major destination in its own right on the island facing Bol. A day trip to Split is highly recommended, to explore the fascinating architecture or just go shopping.

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