At first it was a significant Roman anchorage and was named after Paul, a Roman who built his villa here. The place is known for its 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 quiet and is ideal for a family vacation away from the summer rush of major tourist centers. The place with many attractive bays is ideal for sunbathing and swimming in the crystal clear sea. The most popular bays are Travna, Smokvica, Tichja luka, Tatinja and Luka. In addition to the extraordinary picturesque beauty and historical and cultural sights, it offers numerous sports and recreational activities such as diving, sailing or football. Numerous restaurants will take care of tasting fresh fish delicacies served with local wines. In 2003, Povlja received the title of the most beautiful small town.
№446 in Cities of Croatia