The old town of Bol is an attractive place, with small stone houses and winding streets dotted with pink and purple geraniums. Bol’s real highlight is Zlatni Rat, the seductive pebbly beach that ‘leaks’ into the Adriatic and draws crowds of swimmers and windsurfers in the summer months. A long coastal promenade, lined with pine trees, connects the beach with the old town, and along it are most of the town’s hotels. It’s a great, buzzing place in summer – one of Croatia’s favourites, and perennially popular.
The town centre is a pedestrian area that stretches east from the bus station. Sights in the old town are marked with interpretative panels, each explaining the cultural and historical heritage. Zlatni Rat beach is 2km west of town and in between are Borak and Potočine beaches. Behind them are several hotel complexes, including Hotel Borak, Elaphusa and Bretanide.