Windmill and Vodotok
When you walk from the harbour to the Dominican monastery you will see an old wind mill. Today, it is a restaurant by the name of Konoba Mlin. We were not staying in Bol long enough to give it a try.
Also just before the Dominican monastery you will see one of the 19th century Vodotok. It's a channel for rain water. Nearby, there is also a funny tree.
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The beauty of the National Park lies in its sixteen beautiful blue-green lakes, linked by a series of waterfalls, and divided into the Upper Lakes and the Lower Lakes. The largest waterfall is the 70m high Veliki Slap.
The pristine world of waterfalls, lakes and trees covers a total area of 300 square kilometres, whilst the lakes join together over a distance of eight kilometres and set in deep woodland.
It claims to host deer, wolves, wildcats, lynx, wild boar, voles, otters and birds from eagles to herons to owls. Plitvice is also home to about 50 highly endangered European brown bears.
Silent, pollution-free electric boats shuttle hikers across the park's biggest lake.
Entrance fee 100 kn, good for entire stay, including park entry, boat, shuttle bus, and parking.
Address: Plitvice National Park
Directions: Located roughly halfway between capital city Zagreb and Zadar on the coast. It's possible to get there by public bus (two hours from Zagreb, departing several times each day), but is easier by car on A1 to Rakovica.
The black pine
The black pine (Pinus nigra), on the roof of St. Peter's Church in Nerežišce on the island of Brac is an outstanding natural phenomenon, thought to be about 100 years old. The trunk has grown between the stone slabs on the roof of the church so under these unfavorable conditions it has remained stunted and small, and as such indeed presents a natural bonsai.
Golden Beach (Zlatni Rat)
This is the most amazing beach in Croatia and maybe in the whole world as it’s actually two beaches in one because it’s like a little peninsula sticking out into the sea. Since we visited it after the peak season it wasn’t busy at all. Because of the wind one side was virtually empty.
The tongue of the golden beach is about 0,5 kilometers long. The beach is situated 2 kilometers from the town of Bol. You can walk along the shady promenade to get there or alternatively you can take a boat or the little tourist train to take you to the beach.
About 3 big hotels tucked away in the forest are situated between the town and the beach, so for the package tourists the distance to the golden beach is much shorter.
At the beach itself you will find snack kiosks and there is an underground pay toilet too. Nearby there is a big self-service restaurant.
Family holiday in Bol
Bol is a small, but very touristic developed town on Brač island in Croatia. It is famous for its Zlatni rat peninsula, which is crowded every single summer day. Not suitable for families with loud music banging through ears there, so we have to discover better spot for us. And there it was - heading from the city center towards old dominican monastery, passing by, there is a small path leading us on a small beach with only random people enjoing it. There we found our summer paradise.