Best Things to See and Do in Bol

Bol is a charming town located on the southern coast of the island. Known for its stunning natural surroundings, crystal clear waters and a rich history dating back to the Roman Empire.

Bol is a popular tourist destination for those seeking a mix of relaxation and adventure. Join us as we look closer at the best things to do in this beautiful town.

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First and most obvious is visiting Zlatni Rat beach so we are not taking it into account but need to mention it.

Visit Zlatni Rat Beach

If you're planning a trip to Brač, one of the must-do things to do in Bol is to visit the stunning Zlatni Rat beach. Known for its unique shape and crystal-clear waters, Zlatni Rat is one of the most popular beaches in the world and a must-visit destination for any beach lover. 

Want to know more about Zlatni Rat including some fun facts? Check our Zlatni Rat guide.

But that's not all Bol has to offer - read on to discover more exciting activities to add to your itinerary!

Explore the town

Bol is a charming old town with narrow streets and stone houses. Take a stroll and discover hidden corners and local shops. You might wander into an amazing house within a house which is, by legend, built in the tragic conflict between two families.

Branislav Dešković Art Gallery keeps artworks from local artists and contains one of the most representative displays of Croatian modern art.

On the far east side of the town is Dominican Monastery. This amazing structure is built in the 15th century and holds a valuable collection of prehistoric exhibits and other valuable historic findings.

Try local food and wine

Bol has many restaurants offering fresh seafood, lamb, and other Brač specialities. Some are located right on the spectacular Bol seafront promenade so in addition to the Brač cuisine, you will also enjoy the wonderful views.

Bol is also famous for its wine, which was traded throughout ancient Rome and the Republic of Venice. Today you can see some amazing vineyards on the slopes of Vidova Gora.

Explore the surroundings Vidova Gora, Dragon’s Cave, Blaca…

Escape the crowds and explore the stunning natural surroundings of Bol. It is the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

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The highest peak on the island offers stunning panoramic views of Bol and the surrounding areas. You can reach Vidova Gora by hiking or by car. Hiking is recommended only for those more enduring as it takes about 2 hours of walking on a very steep path with a big climb.

Attractions in Bol

You will have to make an extra effort to visit Dragon's Cave in a nearby village Murvica but believe us it will definitely pay off. There are incredible mystical stories about the cave, so look for a guide who will take you and tell you all the details.

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There are numerous Glagolitic hermitages in the vicinity of Bol. The most famous of which is Blaca Monastery, but definitely don't miss visiting others such as Dračeva Luka.

Enjoy nightlife

Bol has a vibrant nightlife scene, with bars and clubs catering to different tastes. Some of the best bars are located on the waterfront, with stunning views of the sea.

If you like to stay up until the early hours, head to the clubs located on Zlatni Rat.

Go windsurfing or kitesurfing

Bol, particularly Zlatni Rat, is a windsurfing and kitesurfing paradise. It's considered the centre of these water sports, and several competitions are held here every year. With perfect wind conditions and stunning views, Bol attracts watersports enthusiasts from all over the world.

Several schools offer equipment rental and lessons so you have no reason not to try and learn these wonderful sports.

Take a boat tour to Hvar or Modra Spilja

Explore the beautiful coast of Brač and nearby islands on a boat tour. Several companies offer half-day or full-day tours with stops for swimming and sightseeing.

The most popular destinations are definitely island Hvar and Blue Cave, a waterlogged sea cave located on the island of Biševo.

Act like a local

Experience Bol like a local by participating in its vibrant events and festivals. During summer Bol holds its famous summer festival with an array of performances, concerts, exhibitions, and other cultural events that showcase the rich heritage, arts, and tourism of the region.

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Don't miss the opportunity to explore other stunning beaches in Bol, each with its unique charm and beauty. Many describe Murvica Beach as the most beautiful beach on the island.

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Bol offers a perfect mix of natural beauty, cultural experiences, and outdoor activities. Whether you're looking to relax on the beach, explore the town's history and local events, or take part in thrilling water sports, Bol has something to offer for everyone.

Don't miss the opportunity to discover this charming town on your next visit to the island of Brač and create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.

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