Island Brac - Bol
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE ISLAND
Island Brac with it`s Vidova mountain is the highest island in Adriatic area. On this mountain was during world war 2 killed son of Winston Churchill while helping local soldiers.
With length of 40 km and width of 13 km Brac is the third biggest islands on Croatian coast. Island itself is settled for some centuries and were even found some remaining of primitive man in cave Kopacina. Climate is typically Mediterranean.
During summer time sun shines between 9 and 12 hours per day. Brac lies in one of the sunniest Adriatic straps with 2700 sunny hours per year.
Average temperature is:- during summer 24 degree Celsius- 8,6 degree Celsius during winter.The coast of the island is long 175 km. Numerous bay and beaches follows one another.
On the northern part of the island the most known beach is Lovrecina and on the south part there is Zlatni rat.On the island there is 22 settlements, 12 villages and 5 deserted settlements. All cities and settlements have their own speciality and culture. Splitska is just one of them.
Main activities are:
- mine stoning,
Sight seeing points:
DESERT BLACA (entrance fee)
Blaca was built up gradually. First some monks settled the cave and latter they started building some cottages. In year 1551 people from main land found a shelter there due to the Turk invasion. In Blaca the whole generation of monks built their culture. Last of the monks was Niko Milčevic who died in a year 1963. The rest will tell you the guides.
DRAGONS CAVE (ZMAJEVA SPILJA)
The biggest enigma is the time of its originate. Main relief represents the fight between good and evil. You can learn more during the visit.
Vidova Gora 778m (beautiful view of neighboring islands and Italy),
MUSEUM ABOUT ISLAND BRAC (Settlement Skrip - entrance fee)
Bol; 1478 inhabitants
BOL, a town and harbour on the southern side of the island of Brac, at the foot of Vidova Gora (778 m) and Dratevo Brdo (627 m), in a fertile field with permanent sources of potable water; population 1,478. The name originates from the Latin word vallum: an earth fortification with palisades. Economy is based on farming, viticulture (Bol houses a wine cellar with a capacity of 150 wagons), fishing (salting of anchovies) and tourism. Sand and pebble beaches (Zlatni Rat, etc.) stretch in the total length of some 15 km (from the Martinica Cove in the east to the Blaca Cove in the west). The southern coast of the island (west of the Konjska Cove) offers excellent opportunities for underwater fishing. Bol is located on a regional road. A steep hiking trail leads from Bol to the vista point on Vidova Gora (Vitus' Mount). About 5 km west of Bol is the village of Murvica, above which is a deserted monastery with a cave church.
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. Apart from cultural monuments, Bol also features a number of natural beauties. East and west of Bol are numerous shores, beautiful beaches; the most famous - and probably the most beautiful on the Adriatic - is Zlatni Rat. This pebble cape is a unique phenomenon - it stretches into the open sea in the shape of a tongue, with its tip changing the form and moving to one and another side, according to the direction of winds and waves. A story has it that this is the only beach in the world that runs vertical to the coast. Above Bol is the mountain range of Bolska Kruna (Bol Crown), the Illyrian hill-fort Kostilo and Vidova Gora (778 m), the highest peak of the Adriatic islands.
Bol has a years-long tradition in tourism. The Society for Beautification of Bol and Tourist Traffic was established here in the 1920s. The construction of the first accommodation facilities started in 1963, to experience a rapid development during the seventies. Today Bol offers a number of modern, high-class hotels, hotel villages and apartments.
Numerous restaurants in the town offer specialities of local and international cuisine and exquisite wines of Brac (the famous Bolski Plavac). Bol also offers many cultural and entertainment programs. The most important event is the folk feast of Our Lady of the Snows (5th of August), in commemoration of the day when, a legend has it, it was snowing here; it is also the day of the Bol municipality.
To those who are keen on sports and recreation Bol offers 25 tennis courts, the central court having 1,820 seats. This is also the venue of top-class tennis tournaments (WTA Croatian Bol Ladies Open). Other sports opportunities include windsurfing, water sports, boccia, bowling, indoor football, basketball, volleyball. Diving, underwater fishing and hang-gliding (from Vidova Gora) are also organized.
Bol lies only 15 km from an international airport for small aircraft and has very good communications with major European cities. Connections with Split are provided by means of fast boats and a ferry line via Supetar.