During your sailing vacation in Croatia, don’t miss visiting the small towns like Kaprije, Zlarin, Primosten or Tribunj. Walking through the streets and around the towns, you can see people playing Balote (kind of “Boule”) in Dalmatia. Even some restaurants have Balote playgrounds. So stop by and take your time to watch or even try yourself.
The locals take it very serious and there are lots of discussions which ball is the nearest, who made a throw that is not allowed and so on.
Asking for rules will also provoke discussions. But the one and only major rule is that teams throw the balls as close as possible to the small ball called “Bulin” and you play several sets - up to a defined amount of points. And here start the discussion again – is it 11 or 14 or….
So the best is try yourself, play with the locals and enjoy a very special and funny experience during your charter holiday in the beautiful sailing area of Middle Dalmatia.