Name and Location

With the size of 394,6 km2, Brač is the most spacious island in Dalmatia. It is anchored like a huge ship in the picturesque archipelago of the Dalmatian islands. Brač today has some twenty settlements of which the most well known is Bol.

Name and Location

In many ways, Bol is a special settlement. It is the first and the oldest island town on the coast. It chose its position not alike other coastal settlements on amphitheatrical slopes of sheltered bays, but is alone and isolated on the south, open coast covered with pebbles, like a string of pearls.

Above Bol is a mountain range of Bolska kruna, the Illyrian hill-fort Kostilo and Vidova gora, the roof of Adriatic.

Name Bol originates from Latin word vallum, meaning „rampart", "earthy settlement". Latin word vallum has the same meaning as old Croatian meaning of the world coast (="trench", "rampart"). The name has most probably originated from a combination of the Roman appellative vallum and Slavic word for coast.

As a locality, Bol was mentioned for the first time in 1184 in Povaljska listina made in the so-called Diocese (Dominican monastery). As a settlement, Bol was first mentioned on 10 October 1475 in the deed of gift by which Duke Zacharia donated the peninsula Glavica to the Dominicans.

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Event Calendar
04.06.2018. / Monday
WTA Croatia Bol Open Tennis center "Potočine"
08.06.2018. / Friday
09.06.2018. / Saturday
10.06.2018. / Sunday
FInals of the WTA Croatia Bol Open Tennis center Potočine, 18:00
4 tenors In the centre, 20:00
20.06.2018. / Wednesday
Welcome Summer! In the centre, 20:00
22.06.2018. / Friday
09.07.2018. / Monday
Ultra Regatta Zlatni rat, club 585
11.07.2018. / Wednesday
26.07.2018. / Thursday
Urban festival Hotel "Bijela kuća"
05.08.2018. / Sunday
Fair lady of Bol Bol centre
13.08.2018. / Monday
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