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Panoramic view of the center of Bol

Location of Bol within Split-Dalmatia County
Bol is located in Croatia
Location of Bol within Croatia
Coordinates: 43°16′N 16°39′E / 43.267°N 16.65°E / 43.267; 16.65
Country Croatia
County Split-Dalmatia County
Island Brač
 - Mayor Tihomir Marinković, (SDP)
 - Total 23 km2 (8.9 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 - Total 1,661
 - Density 72/km2 (186.5/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 21420
Area code(s) 021

Bol is a town on the south of the island of Brač in the Split-Dalmatia county of Croatia, population 1.661 (2005).

Bol (its name derive from the latin word "vallum") is renowned for its most popular beach, the Zlatni rat ("Golden cape"). It is a promontory composed mostly of pebble rock that visibly shifts with the tidal movement, a unique sight. The sea at Zlatni rat and, indeed, the entire area is quite crystalline (and somewhat colder than usual), due to the strong current of the strait it is situated in. On a still day the stones on the sea-floor that are 30 feet down look only an arm's length away, and there are spectacular pine trees that grow down the middle of Zlatni rat (there is a beach on either side of the horn). Bol itself is a very popular tourist destination and has a number of harbourside bars and restaurants.

The Dominican church in Bol contains a number of paintings by Tripo Kokolja.

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Bol's trademark Zlatni rat beach.

Coordinates: 43°16′N 16°39′E / 43.267°N 16.65°E / 43.267; 16.65


Bol may refer to:

  • Bol (film), a Pakistani film directed by Shoaib Mansoor
  • bol (music), a feature of Indian rhythm
  • Bol, Croatia, a town on the Croatian island Brač
  • Manute Bol, Sudanese-born basketball player and activist
  • Bol, Chad, a city in Chad
  • Boľ, a village in eastern Slovakia.
  • Bol Airport, an airport on the Croatian island of Brač.
  • BOL, an Internet Slang term for Bent Over Laughing, a variant of LOL
  • Bol, a derogatory term referring to Bolivians.
  • BOL or BOLO in law enforcement parlance is the abbreviation for Be On the Lookout (see All-points bulletin)
  • Bill of lading, a document acknowledging specified goods as cargo.

Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010
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From Wikitravel

Bol Habour
Bol Habour

Bol[1]is a city in Dalmatia. Situated in a secluded place, on the southern coast of Brac, Bol is the oldest town of Brac and one of the most famous seaside resorts of the Adriatic.

Get in

Fly to Split. The most usual 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).

In high season there are flights to the airport on Brac Island itself which is less than 10km 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!


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 Dalamatian coast.

  • Enjoy diving, windsurfing, water sports (tubes and banana) and Bol beaches, perhaps the most beautiful beach in Croatia, Zlatni rat.
  • Zlatni rat is a "triangle" beach that has trees in its middle. When you stand in the wonderful water on one of the sides of the beach you will see basically only the trees, the sea... and the sky.
  • Play tennis on one of 26 beautifully-situated clay tennis courts, with mountains behind and seaviews in the front.


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 cappucino 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).


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.


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

  • Bol Croatia [2] Extensive and reliable source for accommodation and information for Bol. Complete guide for staying in Bol.
  • Bluesun hotels & resorts [3] 3 and 4 star hotels. Elaphusa, Borak and Bonaca.
  • Bol Tours [4] An inexpensive and reliable means of booking rooms in guesthouses operated by the locals. A great way to enjoy a taste of Croatian hospitality, and invest in the local economy.
  • Zlatni Bol apartments [5] Zlatni Bol apartments offers 9 luxury apartments for 2 to 4 persons. Each apartment is equipped with air conditioner, SAT TV, and all other appliances that will make your stay pleasant. Only 500m from the house is famous Zlatni rat beach and center of Bol is 300m away.
  • Apartment Santamaria [6] This brand new two double bedroom apartment benefits from a well-stocked kitchen and living room with a sofa bed, satellite TV, private balcony, air conditioning, parking and fabulous triple aspect sea-views. There is a supermarket only 100m away and 2 restaurants within 50m. Both the internationally famous Zlatni Rat beach and the centre of Bol with its many restaurants and bars are only 10 minutes walk away.
  • Bol apartments [7] Bol apartments are fitted out to the highest for your enjoyment, built with attention to detail to create an attractive ambient. Each Bol apartment has separate entrance, seaside view, air conditioning and top quality furnishings, with sat TV, DVD, music plus Jacuzzi, gym and sauna at disposal.
  • Kavanjin (Croatia Apartments), Brac, [8]. These luxury Croatia apartments are built in keeping with the beautiful surroundings. This is not one of those impersonal ‘touristy’ resorts but a real living community of people where you can come home, relax and enjoy the fabulous local life.  edit
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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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