1. Bol & Golden Horn
This whole-day tour allows you to explore the picturesque town of Bol and Croatia’s most iconic beach, Zlatni rat, aka the Golden Horn, on Brač. This is the nearest main island to Split, where you set off at 8.30am. Don’t forget your swimming costume, towel, a hat and sunscreen!
Historic Bol is a pretty, bustling settlement on its southern coast, its maze of twisting streets lined with atmospheric buildings created from the famed Brač stone also used to construct the Roman palace in Split the best part of 2,000 years ago. Towering above rises Vidova gora, the highest peak of all the Adriatic islands.
From Bol, you meander along Šetnica, the pine-lined pathway that leads to the Golden Horn. Shifting winds and currents slowly alter the shape of this renowned beach, a postcard superstar in its own right. Sports enthusiasts and windsurfers flock here all summer long, but you might just enjoy lolling in the crystal-clear water and sunbathing on the fine pebbles.
Heading back at 4.30pm, you catch the warm late afternoon sun as grilled fish or meat are served on board, your arrival into Split timed perfectly for 7.15pm with the whole evening ahead of you.