Povlja is situated in a quiet eastern part of the bay of Povlja. At first it was a significant Roman anchorage and it got its name after Paulus, the Roman who built his villa here. The place is known for an Early Christian basilica the remains of which are located next to the Parish Church of St. John the Baptist. This typical small Dalmatian place offers peace and quietness and is ideal for a family holiday far away from the summer flurry of big tourist centres. The place, with its numerous attractive coves, is ideal for sunbathing and swimming in the crystal clear sea. The most popular are the coves of Travna, Smokvica, Tičja luka, Tatinja and Luke. Besides its extraordinary scenic beauty and historical and cultural sights, it offers many sports and recreational activities such as scuba-diving, sailing or soccer. Numerous restaurants will make sure you get a taste of the fresh fish delicacies served with home-made wines. Cosy and affordable accommodation is offered in numerous rooms, apartments and summer houses.