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Bol is a small town located on the south side of the Croatian island of Brač in the Adriatic Sea. It is situated in a deep bay, which is protected from the open sea by a long promontory called Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn). The town itself is quite small, with a population of just under 3,000 people.

Bol is known for its beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters, which attract tourists from all over the world. The most popular beach is Zlatni Rat, a long sandy beach with a unique shape that changes with the wind and waves. Other popular beaches include Čista, Rajska, and Prva plaža.

Bol is also home to a number of historical sites. The Church of St. John the Baptist, built in the 15th century, is one of the oldest churches on the island. Other notable sites include the Dominican Monastery, the Franciscan Monastery, and the Venetian tower, which dates back to the 16th century.

Bol has a long history, which dates back to at least the 2nd century BC. The town was first mentioned in the 4th century AD and was an important port for the Roman Empire. During the Middle Ages, Bol was a part of the Venetian Republic, and it was here that the famous explorer Marco Polo was born.

Today, Bol is a popular tourist destination and a great place to relax and enjoy the Mediterranean climate and culture. From its stunning beaches to its rich history, Bol is a destination that is sure to delight visitors.

Excursion tips for a day in Bol

As a tourist in Bol, Croatia, there are many activities to enjoy in this picturesque coastal town. Here is a list of some of the top things to do in Bol on a day trip:

1. Visit Zlatni Rat Beach – Zlatni Rat Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Croatia and a must-see when visiting Bol. Enjoy the crystal clear waters and relax on the golden sand.

2. Explore the Old Town – Take a stroll through the charming Old Town of Bol and admire the historic architecture and cobbled streets.

3. Visit the Dominican Monastery – The Dominican Monastery is a historic building in Bol and a popular tourist attraction. Explore the monastery and learn about its history.

4. Take a Boat Trip – Take a boat trip around the coastline of Bol and admire the stunning views from the sea.

5. Go Hiking – There are several hiking trails in Bol, offering spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.

6. Visit the Blaca Hermitage – Blaca Hermitage is a unique 16th-century monastery located on the cliffs of Bol. Explore the monastery and its fascinating history.

7. Try the Local Cuisine – Sample the delicious local cuisine of Bol, such as fresh seafood, local wines and traditional dishes.

8. Shop at the Markets – Visit the local markets of Bol and browse the stalls for souvenirs and handmade crafts.

Experience Bol with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Bol. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Bol

Bol in Croatia has a mild Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summers, mild and wet winters, and spring and autumns that are typically warm and dry. Summer temperatures can reach up to 30°C, with mild evenings and plenty of sunshine. In winter, temperatures drop to around 10°C, and rainfall is frequent. Spring and autumn are typically sunny and warm, with temperatures ranging from 15-20°C. The area receives plenty of sunshine all year round, making it an ideal destination for outdoor activities.

Cruise weather for Bol

Our weather forecast for Bol helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 30.9 °C
min: 25.4 °C
13.0 m/s
28.8 m/s
20.8 %
24.1 m
70.3 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 30.0 °C
min: 26.5 °C
15.8 m/s
36.4 m/s
81.8 %
24.1 m
66.3 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 32.7 °C
min: 26.5 °C
23.8 m/s
54.4 m/s
4.2 %
24.1 m
50.8 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 31.5 °C
min: 24.1 °C
11.2 m/s
12.2 m/s
33.0 %
24.1 m
57.5 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 24.6 °C
min: 17.1 °C
49.3 m/s
65.2 m/s
68.1 %
21.6 m
72.8 %
1,003 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 24.1 °C
min: 16.9 °C
46.7 m/s
67.0 m/s
37.5 %
24.1 m
49.4 %
1,008 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 26.6 °C
min: 16.8 °C
27.4 m/s
44.6 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
43.1 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 27.4 °C
min: 18.6 °C
20.4 m/s
36.7 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
56.3 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 20.6 °C
9.0 m/s
9.7 m/s
2.8 %
24.1 m
60.5 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 28.0 °C
min: 21.1 °C
7.9 m/s
7.6 m/s
40.7 %
24.1 m
58.9 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 29.9 °C
min: 22.4 °C
10.1 m/s
10.4 m/s
22.5 %
24.1 m
60.2 %
1,010 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 29.5 °C
min: 22.8 °C
17.3 m/s
34.9 m/s
40.6 %
22.3 m
63.1 %
1,012 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 29.5 °C
min: 20.5 °C
22.0 m/s
39.6 m/s
0.9 %
23.6 m
47.2 %
1,016 hPa

Cruises to Bol

Would you like to travel to Bol on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Bol.

Scheduled ship calls in Bol, Croatia
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Aug. 18th 2025 Monday, 18th of Aug. 2025 L AUSTRAL 08:00 am 11:30 pm
Sep. 1st 2025 Monday, 1st of Sep. 2025 L AUSTRAL 08:00 am 11:30 pm

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