The Croatian town of Bol is located on the Brač Island in the Adriatic Sea. It belongs to the county of Split-Dalmatia and spans across an area of over 20 square kilometres. It is the oldest town on the island & nearly 2,000 inhabitants reside in the town. It offers the perfect secluded atmosphere for a vacation.
The name Bol is derived from the Latin term for "vallum" and its history dates back to the 12th century when first mentions of the town have been recorded. Farming and fishing have been some of the main occupations in Bol for centuries and still remain amongst some of the most popular activities in the town.
Bol is best known for its beaches including the Zlatni Rat - which is perhaps the most popular beach in the area. Other attractions in the Bol area include the historic site of Blaca, Vidova Gora and the golden horn from above.
Travellers visiting Bol will first need to fly to the city of Split – at the Split Airport – which is located about 70 kilometres away from Bol. Upon reaching Split, the best way to reach Bol is via a direct catamaran ride from the Split Harbour. Direct catamaran rides are usually available once a day, at around 4:00 p.m.
Access to Halal food in Bol will be limited for Muslim travellers since there are no known Halal restaurants in the city. However, vegetarian cuisine as well as an abundance of seafood will be available in the city and can be opted for. It is recommended that you enquire with restaurant owners about how food is prepared to ensure that contamination from non-Halal food items do not take place.
Finding prayer facilities in the town will be difficult since there are no masjids or mosques in Bol. It is best for Muslim travellers to use the privacy of their hotel room or accommodation option during prayer times or ask locals for a private area to make use of when travelling outdoors.