Blaca

Blaca, Bol: Address, Blaca Reviews: 4.5/5

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fresh pine
11 contributions
Remote Monastery
Nov 2020
Getting here is most of the jazz, you can either drive then walk a few KMs. Or take the hard way, bike to Farska from Bol, then hike along the ocean, be aware of snakes :PPP When getting to Blaca, ring the bell, groundkeeper will come to greet you :)))
Written November 9, 2020
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Lauren P
Boston, MA58 contributions
Worth the sweat
Sep 2020 • Couples
This one took a while for us to get to- we followed Google Maps (DONT DO IT) but luckily found two other cars trying the same tiny path up the mountain and between us (and some helpful shopkeepers) we were able to find the path.

For your info- don’t follow Google. If you are driving to Bol from Milna, take 113 past Nerežišća and you will see two brown signs - one for Vidova Gora and the second for Pristinja Blaca. Take a right, then a couple more rights following the hand-painted signs until you cannot drive any further and the donkeys greet you asking for treats.

Then you get out and walk for 30 mins - bring water you will need it on the return hike. It’s a nice if rocky hike down- wear trainers - and the monastery and the tour guide (required) are 100% worth it.

Highly recommend but be prepared for some intrepid exploring.
Written September 5, 2020
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CroSeisNav
Brac Island, Croatia11 contributions
Amazing monastery definitely worth a visit
Aug 2020
Took a car and then a 20min walk to Blaca monastery. Amazing experience. Guided tour is also fascinating.
Written August 19, 2020
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Friedfrogabroad
Crosby, UK29 contributions
Read this review before setting off
Aug 2020 • Family
Although the site is worth the visit, we wasted a lot of time finding it so thought I would try and save other families having the same issues. You need a car to get to the site but the last part is track so be prepared. 2 adults and 1child in a small Corsa and we were fine, but 4 adults you might scrape in places and might want to upgrade.
DO NOT USE GOOGLE MAPS unless you have hired a 4X4 !!! Most of the roads around the island are tracks and Google can't tell the difference . Also the map you get given everywhere was printed in 2013 and some of the roads have changed since then which can be confusing. Google took us the Milna way and it's20+ kms of tracks and we had to turn back eventually.
Follow the main road to Bol and just before Nerežišća you will see a sign on your right for Pustinja Blaca, follow it and eventually you'll get to another sign saying 5.5kms by car and 2.5kms by foot. Follow the track all the way to the car park.
The walk down and back up is not hard but it is hot so have at least trainers and plenty of water.
LAST IMPORTANT FACT: Time your visit well. They only have 2 guides and 1 only speaks German and Croatian. As the other guide was already involved in a tour we couldn't visit the site as we arrived at 1pm and they close between 1.30 and 2pm. Although the place is shaded it would have meant waiting 1 hour in the midday heat with a child and we decided to head back up.
Hope this helps other families have a more successful day that we had.
Written August 17, 2020
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Barbara P
Ljubljana, Slovenia40 contributions
Hyke
Jul 2020 • Couples
As weather was cloudy we chose to have a trip to Blaca. I wish signs to the parking would be more obvious, as we did not take into consideration that 8,5 km 🚗 and 2,5 🚶🏻‍♂️means to count together...so we left car 5,5 km from parking... not complaining, just saying.
The path to the Blaca requires sporty shoes! And not flip-flops as i noticed some ....
We actually had privat tour at the museum and got to know some very interesting historic facts by local very, very friendly guide.
Recommend the visit!
Written July 27, 2020
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Lee D
Winnipeg, Canada252 contributions
Just Hike to it!
May 2019
I had checked this place out prior to leaving on my trip and guides and tours were a fortune. We rented a motorcycle and took the very long and bumpy road into a parking lot that allows visitors to walk down to the Monastery. Took us about 30 minutes on the bike but it was not difficult to find. Once at the parking lot we followed the markings on the rocks and walked a stable route to the Monastery. It comes up quickly on you as it is built into the hill but that was the purpose. Once inside one of the brothers that maintain the property gave us a tour of the whole place explaining agriculture, history and purpose. At its peak it produced 60,000 lit of wine and 30,000 lit olive oil as well as had sheep and goats and bees for honey production. Although the last priest passed away in 1963, a family has taken over the place and still produces olive oil, wine and honey as well you can see some sheep in the surrounding pastures. There are some tables at the entrance whereby you can sit and have a glass of wine or just sit and eat that granola bar you brought with you. Lovely spot! I can see why pirates found it difficult to get here albeit there is a piano on site that was brought up more than 100 years ago as well as an enormous telescope.
Written September 29, 2019
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Somark
7 contributions
Amazing and steeped in history!
Sep 2019
Don't be put off by the walk back and forth! It was meant to be a hiding place after-all! You will be amazed at the history, and beautifully narrated by the in-house guides!
Written September 27, 2019
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Hockeydad900
La Canada Flintridge, CA274 contributions
Monastery - hike in
Sep 2019
This monastery operated for over 300 years. It is inaccessible by road and requires a hike in from Bol on the coast or down from the parking lot on the hilltop. It is fascinating to see how developed the site was when everything had to be carried in - including a large piano and a 3 meter telescope. The hike up from Bol is moderate - along the coast to the canyon and then up a moderate but steady incline up the canyon.
Written September 23, 2019
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Richard Gander
Worthing, UK15 contributions
Black Monestry
Sep 2019 • Couples
Me and my wife went on a boat trip from Bol
We went to a military tunnel and the on to Blaca beach
We walked up to the monastery, which takes around 45 minutes and it is quite a hard climb in the heat ( make sure you have decent footwear and water )
But once you get to the monastery it is worth it . It is now a museum and a tour guide will show you round ( an extra 40 )
The walk back down is a lot easier .
Then you have time to swim in the bay before the boat picks you up again
They only do this trip on a Wednesday but highly recommend it
Written September 10, 2019
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georgetower
8 contributions
Monestry, worth it
Aug 2019 • Couples
Great hike through the landscape and rewarded by visiting the place, its an awesome location. Nice tour through the old monestry and its history, wonderful guide present once you arrive. Schedule your hike well and with sufficient water, not on the hottest hours of the day (august). Take a breath on the shaded terrace at arrival.

P.s. in case you leave from the parking, follow the red/white marks on the stone which you will discover along the path, unless you prefer and able to hike longer!
Written August 30, 2019
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