Visit Bol on Brač Island and its Famous ‘Zlatni rat’ Beach
Bol is the oldest coastal settlement on the Island of Brač. It is situated in the middle of the south side of the island. Once it was a village populated by grape-growers, fishermen and seamen, while nowadays it is a tourist destination which owes its considerable popularity to the special attractions of the ‘Zlatni rat’ (‘Golden Horn’) beach.
There’s more to Bol than its much-prized beach. Among its interesting places to visit are the Dominican Monastery on the Glavica Peninsula, which dates to 1475, St. Anthony’s Chapel, the 17th century Renaissance-Baroque palace which houses the fine Branislav Dešković art gallery, the Baroque parish church of Our Lady of Carmel (built between 1668 and 1788), and the Gothic summer residence beside the breakwater.
The ‘Zlatni rat’ beach is not far from Bol, and is one of the most beautiful shingle beaches on the Adriatic. Most of the time it seems to extend like a tongue into the sea, but in fact it is constantly changing shape, sometime dramatically, under the influence of the winds, waves and sea currents. It is surrounded by exquisite pine trees. The experience of swimming and relaxing there is something special.
Bol also offers a wide variety of activities for sports enthusiasts, including tennis, windsurfing, jet-skiing, parasailing, scuba diving, five-a-side football, handball, basketball, table tennis, cycling, beach volleyball, among many others.
To get to the ‘Zlatni rat’ beach from Bol, you can walk along a pleasant seaside promenade. During the summer season there is a little tourist train, as well as small boats which go to the beach from Bol harbour.
How to get from Jelsa to Bol and ‘Zlatni rat’
‘Gianni’: +385 98 423 234
‘Andrija’: +385 98 744 788
There is a regular daily catamaran service linking Jelsa to Bol, also to Split.
You can hire a taxi boat from Jelsa harbour