Povlja is a coastal town on the northeastern coast of Brač island in a deep, well protected, bay.
It was inhabited already in Roman times , and it served as a convenient anchorage for Roman ships. Povlja was named after a Roman citizen - Paul, who built his villa there. In the village, where today the parish church of St. John the Baptist stands, are remains of an early Christian basilica.
Povlja is surrounded by numerous coves, which are ideal for enjoying the tranquility, the clean sea and the untouched nature.