Explore the Golden Horn (Zlatni Rat) by yacht

Have you ever heard of Zlatni Rat (or Golden Horn), the hidden treasure of central Dalmatia?

It is a wonderful strip of golden sand framed by shades ranging from turquoise to dark blue. This is the portrait of one of the most beautiful beaches in Croatia: Zlatni Rat.

Follow us in this short article if you are interested in finding out more about this natural work of art that has become an icon of Croatia in the world.


A beach with a particular and spectacular history, capable of changing its profile over time

Known as the Golden Horn, it is located just over two kilometers from the center of Bol, a town located on the southern side of the Brač island, at the foot of the 778-meter high Vidova Gora mountain, the highest peak of all the Adriatic islands. The splendid beach made of extremely fine pebbles extends for over 500 meters and thanks to the presence of the currents coming from the Hvar Channel, its sea waters are truly clear, fresh, and crystalline. Its peculiarity is that it is a unique natural phenomenon: in fact, it has a triangle shape that extends over the sea and its most extreme point facing east constantly changes shape under the influence of winds and sea currents, moving towards the west.

The beach is surrounded by a beautiful pine forest which, in addition to hosting the remains of an ancient Roman villa, is an oasis for sheltering in the shade: the contrast of the green with the pale stones and the clarity of the sea is reminiscent of a Caribbean landscape.

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How to reach Zlatni Rat?

The island of Brač is well connected for yachts with numerous Croatian cities such as Split and Makarska which present themselves as ideal bases from which to leave for those who want to visit Zlatni Rat for a day trip. On the island, there is also the Brač airport which is about 15 kilometers from the city of Bol and is a stopover that offers connections both with Croatian cities and with the main European cities.


Why should you absolutely add the Golden Horn to your yacht itinerary?

Zlatni Rat offers a unique atmosphere full of surprises to those who reach it, even more to those who do so by sea aboard a charter yacht.

Thanks to its extreme beauty and elegance, this oasis in the Adriatic is a destination not to be missed and is located immediately close to the Split nautical center, located in the heart of the Dalmatian coast and boasting an excellent position for yachts, catamarans, and sailing boats rental itineraries in Croatia and the eastern Mediterranean.

Bol is the closest town to Zlatni Rat beach, and it is the only town on the southern coast of the island of Brač, known as a country of vine-growers, sailors, and fishermen that has become a favorite travel destination for tourist boats for its natural beauty, ancient culture and its services. The climate is very pleasant, with mild winters and dry, hot, and sunny summers with winds that maintain this temperate climate. The mistral refreshes and makes this area a paradise for windsurfing and water sports such as kitesurfing, parasailing, and paddleboarding.


The westernmost stretch of the coast is characterized by the presence of small bays and inlets while there is another more sheltered side that is great for swimming and snorkeling. For those who like to walk among trees, in the mainland direction there is a series of hiking trails that offer enchanting views of the sparkling sea and the moored yachts. Alternatively, if you believe in luck, while walking by the sea of magnificent ​​Zlatni Rat beach it is possible to look for the shells of snails that are called “stones of fortune”. It seems that good luck is more favorable for those who find them.

This stunning and incredible destination, surrounded by nature, is an incomparable treasure just waiting to be discovered on your next yacht charter to Croatia!


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