Friday, 25 March 2011

Travel ideas for this season

Island hopping along the Dalmatian coast in Croatia is one of the most popular holidays for those who look for back-to-basics fish picnics and secluded sunbathing. Easily the most relaxing way to explore the stunning Croatian coastlines, this cruise promises a wonderfully idyllic and carefree holiday. Staying on a traditional, comfortable cruiser, you’ll glide on azure seas past the coastal treasures of Croatia. Every day, you will spend hours of leisurely cruising through an endless maze of islands, enjoying the fresh fish lunch and relaxing peace onboard.

The boat will drop anchor in colourful harbours to explore romantic islands, and you can take the opportunity to discover one of the famous Croatian natural parks, the idyllic island of Mljet. It is one of the islands lost in the sea, and you can explore it, immersed in the ancient stories of Ulysses.

You will get the chance to swim and snorkel in unimaginably clear waters on the beach ‘Zlatni rat’, a natural phenomenon beautiful pebble beach which extends vertically into the sea, on the southern coast of the island of Brac, a mile from the village of Bol, with the view to the highest mountain in the Adriatic islands, Vidova Gora, 780 m above sea level.

In the chic and celebrated town of Hvar, also known as the ‘Cannes of the Adriatic’, if you fancy cultural sightseeing, you can visit the cathedral, Franciscan monastery, fortress, theatre and Arsenal. In the evening, don’t miss the magnet for celebrities, cocktail bar ‘Carpe diem’, the ultimate party spot in the harbour of Hvar.

Sailing the Dalmatian coast aboard a wooden boat with a small group of passengers and a grizzled skipper, while sipping the intoxicating ‘prosek’ – traditional sweet wine and relaxing on deck, will prove to be an unforgettable experience. What an excellent idea for couples or groups of friends.

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Bol – the champion of Croatian Tourism in 2009 and in 2010

Bol was crowned the Champion of Croatian tourism for two years in a row, in 2009 and in 2010 and Croatian Prime minister Jadranka Kosor presented officials of Bol municipality with the award "Tourism Flower-Quality for Croatia" as the overall winner of the tourist season twice, last year in Bol and this year in Rovinj, during the Croatian Tourism Days.

The Croatian Tourism Days is an event which is held every year at the end of the summer tourist season in Croatia. At this event awards are given to coastal and inland tourist destinations and companies and individuals working in the tourism sector.

This award is very important in the tourism world, it is considered to be a kind of touristic Oscar award, and Bol town and its people are very proud of it, since it has been awarded to them by the tourism professionals in Croatia, who are monitoring the quality of services, accommodation, environment and improvements done in the tourist destinations in Croatia every year.

Bol had 429.307 tourist overnights in 2010, which is an increase of 2% in comparison to last year's result. Austria remained Bol's top international tourism visitor with over 87.000 overnights, followed by Germany and Slovenia. Since Croatia wants to position itself on the international tourist market as an environmentally friendly destination and as one of the leading tourist countries in the Mediterranean, the Tourist Board of Bol predicts further growth of international tourist arrivals in 2011.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Summer holiday in Croatia

Advertised as ‘The Med as it used to be’, Croatia is still a relatively hidden gem on the tourist trail. History, culture and unspoiled natural beauties will make your stay in Croatia truly memorable.

One of the most popular and well-known destinations in Croatia is Dubrovnik. Travellers who approach Dubrovnik city will find an extraordinary sight: its walls a powerful image of man’s mastery of nature – the wild rock of the mountains behind, transformed into the sturdy walls. The Dubrovnik Riviera is the region surrounding the UNESCO World Heritage site of Dubrovnik. The city itself is packed with architectural gems and the medieval wall that encloses the historic Old Town is magnificent. Dubrovnik boasts of numerous high-end hotels, and if you want alternative quality accommodation, you should check out the new project called the Dubrovnik Quality Private Services. This offer will let you choose the services suitable to your taste and within your planned budget. They offer the possibility of arranging and booking accommodation and meals directly with the private apartments, villas and restaurant owners.

Another must-visit summer destination in Croatia is the island of Brac. It is the third largest island in Croatia, located just opposite Split, easy to reach by frequent ferry connections. Many travel agents advertise Brac as a sleepy haven of traditional villages, which boasts of one of the best beaches in the world – Zlatni rat in Bol. If you travel to Brac, you can experience the traditional way of Brac life, taste the culinary delights of the light Dalmatian cuisine, such as sheep and goat cheese, together with the healthy virgin olive oil and extraordinary red wine called ‘Plavac mali’, produced in Bol, on the southern side of the island. With a long tradition in tourism, Brac offers a variety of accommodation, from two to four star hotels or hotel apartments to private apartments, villas and rooms in family houses. The people on the island are friendly and well-known for their hospitality and high-quality services. Memories of past times will be awaken while walking down the narrow streets, listening to the sounds of the mandolin playing the Dalmatian traditional songs.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Bol – a great place for romantic moments of forgotten times

Famous destination for tourists for many years now, with beautiful shingle beaches, crystal clear sea and scent of pine trees that stretch to the beach, a perfect spot for an unforgettable holiday and escape from everyday life.

Bol used to be a place where winegrowers, olive growers, fishermen and seamen lived, while today it is a tourist destination, which offers high quality accommodation with 2,500 beds in hotel accommodation, 3,000 beds in private villas, suites and rooms and 300 places in camps. In addition to this, the rich gastronomic offer and hospitality have been synonymous for Bol for years now.

Bol has over 58,950 square metres of beaches suitable for swimming, and the total length of shingle beaches is 3,650 m. The most popular beach is the famous beach Zlatni rat, voted by many as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The walking promenade takes you directly to the beach from the centre of the town, and

Bol offers a great choice of activities for everyone. Popular sports are tennis, mountain biking, hiking and numerous water sports, such as wind surfing, kite surfing, sailing, and scuba diving. Summer is the time for many cultural events. Popular festivals, plays, concerts and exhibitions take place in Bol, on the waterfront or in the summer theatre.

Bol can be easily reached by land or by air. There is an international airport, just 14 kilometres from Bol, with charter flights during summer months, which means that you can fly directly to Bol from anywhere in the world. There is a daily sea link to Split by catamaran and numerous ferry connections for travellers to the coast via Supetar or Sumartin.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Zlatni rat on the list of the most beautiful places in the world

We found some truly unusual sights on the list, such as the Great Blue Hole in the Bahamas, Ice Hotel in Sweden, an underwater restaurant in the Maldives, Cappadocia in Turkey and of course the beach
zlatni rat.
This beach on the island Brač has been described as one of the most beautiful beaches and LA Times has not doubted to include this beach on the list of the most beautiful and most unusual places in the world. LA Times says:"For those who think that all beaches are equal (water, sand, waves), they should think again.Welcome to Zlatni rat, a spectacular beach on the Croatian coast."
Zlatni rat deserves to be on this list, not only because of the beauty that it posesses, but also because of the possibility to change shape. Due to the influence of wind and waves, Zlatni rat can change shape by turning its tip in the direction of the wind.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Get ready to enjoy

The small but picturesque townlet of Bol is located ot the most beautiful part of the
Brač littoral.At first,it was a village of fishermen and farmers,to become one of the
pearls of the Croatian tourism.With its beauty,numerous beaches,cultural monuments
(15ct.Dominican monastery ,16ct.Gothic summer house,17ct.Renaissance-Baroque mansion),
hospitality and quality accommodation,Bol makes an excellent choice for your holidays.
Zlatni rat,according to many the most beautiful beach in the Mediterranean,gives Bol
a very special touch.There are many more fine reasons for your choosing Bol,among all
other places,as your next holiday destination..
Loking forward to seeing you with us!