Stories from Bol

Bol beach, Golden horn, Brač island, Croatia, Photo by Oliver (kvadratna) Sjöström on Unsplash

 

Would you like to find out more about organically grown products that you can eat in Bol on the island Brač or where to buy locally produced goat products and extra-virgin olive oil? Maybe you are interested in finding a fisher monger selling freshly caught fish or restaurants where you can enjoy local specialties prepared with wild herbs? Or perhaps you would like to get lost in the sweetest daydreaming while listening to the beautiful sounds of the guitar? Our stories from Bol, a new project by the Bol Tourist Board (TZ Bol), will tell you all.

Wine by Meri Bodlović, photo by Djurdja Eterovic

 

With an idea to emphasize the unity in the local community, their mutual support, and the importance of the local population with tourism written in their DNA, TZ Bol has brought the locals together to send a simple message “See you in Bol!”, to all those who have already visited this beautiful town, as well as to future visitors of this delightful and scenic town located in the south of the island of Brač.

Above all, this project is focused on local restaurant offers, local farmers and producers, as well as small hotels who are momentarily experiencing mixed emotions, from fear and uncertainty to optimism and trust in the brighter tomorrow. Unity is the key to this message. If there is no unity, an authentic experience of Brač that citizens of Bol, Bolke and Boljani, are happy to share is impossible.

 

Dišpet-wine cellar -Marinković family, (2)photo bu Djurdja Eterovic

They wish to share first-hand stories with their guests, stories that cannot be found in magazines, about irresistible tastes and scents of local food and products, about wild plants and herbs, and about an authentic experience of this town in all its beauty. And here we do not only refer to the famous Dominican monastery from which you can enjoy a scenic walk to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Zlatni rat, or attractive biking trails, but also to the generations of dedicated people that make this small town so charming.

Dišpet-wine cellar -Marinković family, phobo bu Djurdja Eterovic

Nikica Bodlović, photo by Djurdja Eterovic

 

In the perfectly imperfect video clips and photographs, Franci Marinković from the Pusa restaurant shares his story. Apart from the adored specialties with wild herbs, he always enchants his guests with singing and guitar playing. For almost ten years, Meri Bodlović and her husband are dedicated to organic farming, and olive and wine growing on their family farm. Mirjan and his Mom, Irena, are successfully combining farming, production, and catering.

 

 

Meri Bodlović, photo by Djurdja Eterović

 

 

Meri Bodlović, photo by Djurdja Eterovic

 

 

Their specialty, Cheese in sugar, can be tasted at their tavern Dišpet. Nikica Bodlović from the Bodlović family farm proudly talks about olives and their family olive grove with 250 olive trees and golden drops of their extra-virgin olive oil.

Pravdan Katić, photo by Djurdja Eterovic

Pravdan Katić, a professional fisherman with 15 years of experience, enthusiastically talks about his job. While playing the guitar, a favorite summer instrument, Pjerin Jugović sings and plays the same way he used to many years ago to attract tourists.

 

The director of the Bol Tourist Board, Markito Marinković remarks: “This project aims to engage the local population in active promotion of their town. We would like to introduce our guests to people that will be there for them during their stay in Bol. I believe that this is a winning formula because who can tell the stories of Bol better than its people? This is also an opportunity for Bolke and Boljani to actively participate with their suggestions and engagement in the joint promotion of our Bol.”

Franci Marinković, photo by Djurdja Eterovic

Franci Marinković, photo by Djurdja Eterovic

 

Markito Marinković, director of TB of Bol, photo by Djurdja Eterovic

 

 

This is just the beginning of the TZ Bol narrative that will present accounts of their citizens and positive local experiences over social media, IG and FB: Bol – Symbol of the Adriatic, in the following months.

Mirjan Marinković, photo by Djurdja Eterovic

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