Bol island Brac, Croatia
Bol (population 1600) is the oldest place on island Brač coast, and only one on its south side. Once upon a time, Bol was a place of winegrowers, fisherman and seaman, but today it is tourist center of the entire Brač island with numerous hotels, restaurants, and beautiful beaches. Located in Bol, there is one of the most beautiful beaches in Mediterranean – Zlatni rat. Like a small tongue it extends nearly half a kilometre into the clear blue sea. The point of Zlatni rat (Golden horn) changes shape, attempting to conform to the will of the waves and gentle sea currents. Except enjoying cristal sea in Bol, You can enjoy different sports such as windsurfing, scuba diving, mountainbiking, hiking, tennis…
Bol area is ideal for wine and olive growing. That is why First Dalmatian wine collective was established in Bol in 1901. In 1900. Bol winegrower Petar Ivulić got first prize for his wine in Vienna. Today, winecellar in Bol is one of the best in whole Croatia.
Dominican monastery (1475.) is located on the east side of Bol. Its museum has a rich archeological collection and diverse valuable objects and paintings. Close to the monastery is small chappel (9th century). The urban core of Bol is shaped alongside port. There are baroque summer residence, Loza with a little church, renaissancee-baroque palace with an art gallery inside it, parish church, little market and Kastil. Stylish buildings modestly fit the harmonious houses made in the original national architectural style.