Villa Diocletian’s palace is located in Supetar cove on the Island of Brač. It stretches over two thousand square meters of land, surrounded by a dense pine forest, lavender shrubs and olive groves which slightly hang over the sea, turning the cove into an ideal place for rest and relaxation, providing you a complete calm.
Just a few minutes of a pleasant walk, especially during the summer nights, will bring you to Supetar, the center of the island of Brač – a town whose center has been carefully embellished with cultural and historic buildings, emphasizing the natural harmony of man and nature.
Spending summer vacations on the island of Brač provides you with numerous possibilities – this is an island with 240 sunny days in a year, with the most beautiful gravel beach in the world -famous- Zlatni rat, the most peculiar “desert “, the astonishing view from Vidova gora- the highest peak of the Central Dalmatian islands and numerous other explored and unexplored beauties, beaches, coves and sea depths.
Frequent ferry and catamaran lines between Brač and the mainland, as well as between Brač and other Adriatic islands, have turned this island into an ideal starting point for one day excursions, bathing and diving on nearby islands, and gastronomic enjoyment of the first-rate Dalmatian specialties.
The island of Brač is located 7 nautical miles from Split (45 minutes of a pleasant boat ride); it is connected to the mainland through numerous boat lines on a daily basis (book your ticket at www.splittours.hr) or simply rent your own speed boat with a skipper service provided by us.
Due to its favorable geographical location and the Mediterranean climate, Brač is ideal for both the summer and the winter tourism. Guests who visit Brač enjoy its Mediterranean atmosphere, olive groves and vineyards, rich cultural heritage, sporting events, crystal clear sea, clean air and sun.
Vidova gora, the highest peak of the Adriatic (778m), is one of the numerous sights of the island of Brač. Its name originated from the Old Slavic god Svevid. Around the 13th century, the church of St. Vida was built at the top of the mountain. Unfortunately, today only ruins of that church exist. From the top of Vidova gora you have a unique view of the south which, besides the well-known Zlatni Rat beach, encompasses other Adriatic islands. During clear skies the view expands as far as the Pelješac peninsula in the east, over Korčula, Vis, Biševo, all the way to the distant cliffs of Jabuka. Some days you can even see the Italian coast.
BOL AND ZLATNI RAT
Green, wine-growing Bol plain is situated below Vidova gora with its widely known gravel beach Zlatni Rat, which rotates its cape eastward or westward, depending on the wind influence at a specific time of the year. This makes this beach truly unique. Dominican convent was built in the 15th century (after the menace of the Omiš pirates ceased), in the east of Bol. There is a botanical garden within the convent, as well as the museum of the archaeological findings of the island.
Have you ever wondered where exactly did all that stone that was used to build the White House and the Diocletian’s Palace in Split came from? It came from Brač. On Brač, the island of the stone, the stone-carving tradition dates back to the Roman period and has been passed on from generation to generation, to the extent that the one-of-a-kind stone-carving school was founded in Pučišće.
In addition to numerous cultural and historic sights, Brač offers sporting activities such as windsurfing, kite surfing, cycling, hiking, shooting, diving and many other adventure sports.
The island’s social life also abounds in nightlife facilities, such as night clubs, bars, discos, restaurants…
Imagine just one day: after enjoying yourself on the sun-drenched beach, take up the adventure of the exciting underwater fishing. You will experience all the beauty of the underwater world of crabs, fish and shells. In case you return empty-handed, there are many restaurants at your service which offer a variety of freshly caught fish prepared to you by the top chefs in the unforgettable Mediterranean manner, seasoned with the olive oil from the olive-groves nearby…