Povlja is situated 10 km on the east from a ferry port Sumartin. This village arose in a cove that is also called Povlja, whose inhabitants occupy themselves with wine-growing, olive-growing and fishing. Povlja is surrounded by many bays (Travna, Smokvica, Ticja luka, Tatinja) with different sorts of beaches, and in the cove Povlja itself there is a safe port.
The harbour of Povlja and Luke on the west were the main anchorages for Roman ships. The remains of amphoras affirm such a hypothesis.
island brac - povlja beachesThe remains of the biggest Christian Basilica on the island Brac are from the 5th or at latest the first part of the 6th century, which attracts the interest of many tourists, are nearby to the parish church in Povlja. Until today a true ground- plan with an atrium, portal, sanctuary, baptism-well and the late antique baptisterium with remains of freskos and kapitul have been preserved.
HOW TO REACH BRAC ISLAND
Here are some useful tips for your travel to Brac island and Croatia. The easiest way to Brac depends on your means of transport, and direction you are coming from.
Generally, if you travel by car, bus or train, you need to reach Split or Makarska in central Dalmatia, where you can take a ferry to Brac or catamaran to Brac (from Split). Ferries Split - Supetar (Brac), and Makarska - Sumartin take cars.
If you go by plane, the closest local and international airports are Split and Dubrovnik airport, and then you need to take a local bus, rent a car, or take a taxi to Brac. There is also airport on island Brac. From there you can reach your destination by bus or taxi.
Regardless of what transportation means you use to come, undoubtedly you will experience a sea journey to Brac island. When you see Brac and start to enjoy in its benefits you will know that your journey has paid off.