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Dominican Monastery Beach Bol Brac Island Croatia

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Another great day in Croatia and 39 deg! Dominican Monastery bay East of Bol, was a pleasure for a swim and a quick cool down in these Crystal clear water's. 
Dominican Monastery & Bay East of Bol.
Soaking up the sun

Crystal clear water. I found this to be the best for snorkeling in Bol.  (Photo taken with fisheye lens)
Photo using GoPro camera, with lens half under water

Short video with GoPro camera under water at Dominican Monastery Beach

Bol beach Brac Island Croatia

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View of Bol and the island of Hvar in the background.
Beach-side walkway, keeping cool under the pine trees
Church Central Bol
Fresh Tomatoes can be found at the market central Bol
Risotto
Time-out from the sun. Playing cards and drinking cocktails. 

Zlatni Rat Beach Bol Brac Croatia

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Croatia's most spectacular beech known as the Golden Horn View from the tip of Zlatni Rat beach
Attracts tourists from all over the world
Sunset

Bolbeach Guesthouse Brac Croatia

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(Domovinskog Rata 56, Bol, Island of Brac Croatia) We stayed here for 5 nights.
Family run apartments in quit and central location.
Bolbeach Guesthouse Run by the Boris Novacic and family,has been open for 5 years and is still being extended/upgraded. All building work is done in the winter. It's a gem of a place to stay. Between the east beach of Dominican Monastery and Zlatni Rat . Boris is Croatian and has studied in Germany. Boris has backpacked across Croatia and met his wife to be 12 years ago who owned the property. They now have a daughter. The garden is organic, there is oranges, pomegranates and olives. He also speaks German &  English. Email croatia@bolbeach.com We booked through HostelBookers.

Split Croatia

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Split is the second largest city in Croatia, also one of the oldest cities in the area and a busy transport hub.
Split from on-board ship  
The Prokurative. The city's Republic Square
Cathedral of St. Duje. The Bell tower is the City's main symbol.
Inside the old City. Photo with fisheye
Typical bakery 

Bell Tower Hostel in Split Croatia

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Travelling with my daughter and 2 friends for 7 nights.  Arrival:
Walk from Airport to bus stop
Public bus: From airport to Split town. Bus number 37 you can get on the bus, if you go to the main road outside the airport parking lot, the bus leaves every 20 minutes. Costs 16 kuna in one direction

Waiting for bus.
 First stop Split. At the Bell tower HostelPoljana Grgura Ninskog 1, Split, for the first 2 nights and 5 nights on Brac island. At the Bolbeach GuesthouseDomovinskog rata 56., Island of Brac, Croatia21420.


Not as described on HostelBookers.

When we arrived in Split, a kind local man walked us to where Bell Tower Hostel was meant to be. It was private apartments no sign or name of Bell Tower or any hostel. There was tourists staying here and when we knocked on the door which was open and walked in to find someone, the guy asked us the name of the place we was staying and made a phone call from a list of numbers. A girl arrived and she took us outside the old city to a place to stay!…