The pebble cape stretches into the open sea like a finger whose tip changes form according to the direction of the wind and waves. A mile long promenade shaded by pines links Zlatni Rat beach with Bol harbour making a particularly pleasant walk.
Archaeological finds confirm that the area was inhabited in Roman times. Evidence suggests that Bol was destroyed by Arabs in 872. In the port is a 15th-century palace with decorated Gothic windows in its southern facade, and there are also two Renaissance citadels. A fortification near the coast is from the 17th century. On the ridge of Glavica, on the eastern side of the village, is a Dominican monastery from 1475 with a 15th-century Gothic church. On the panelled ceiling are illusionistic paintings by the local Baroque artist Tripo Kokolja. In the gallery is a painting from the Tintoretto school.
Bol town is really a village stretched along the harbour. The seaside promenade gets crowded in Bol's short summer season that runs from mid-June through August. The rest of the year it slumbers.
The nearby Vidova Gora mountain offers walking and hiking opportunities.
The Split-Supetar car ferry runs all year, making it the easiest solution out of season. Drivers can rent a car in Split, take the car ferry to Supetar and drive to Bol. (see the Split-Supetar ferry schedule)
Foot passengers on the car ferry can take one of the local buses to Bol from Supetar. Buses meet all ferries and take around 1 1/4 hours to reach Bol. The bus from Supetar drops you off in or just outside of Bol town. If you're staying near Zlatni Rat beach, it's about a 20-minute walk to your hotel.
Split-Bol-Jelsa runs all year but the timings are inconvenient
Dubrovnik-Korcula-Hvar-Bol-Split daily from June through September
Split-Bol-Makarska-Korcula-Mljet-Dubrovnik daily from late May through early October
Split airport-Split-Bol-Stari Grad this new service connects Bol directly with Split airport from June to mid-September
[For more on getting to Bol, see Brac Island.]
Accommodation in Bol
Bol is a resort destination with a wide choice of hotels, apartments, B&Bs and villas. The season is short in Bol which means that outside of July and August you can find some excellent deals. Nor is staying near Zlatni Rat beach a problem. Accommodation owners can provide a transfer from the town center on request.
Tourist Information in Bol
The Bol tourist office (tel 021-635 693) is at the edge of town at Nazora 18.