200 years old stone Mediterranian house
From $340 / night
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Sleeps 6
Description from the owner
Villa Dol is a 200 year old stone house which has just been completely renovated.Situated on the Island of Brac.
This spacious property is in a peaceful location on a plot of 1500m2 with magnificent views to the sea across the fields of the charming eco-etno village of Dol.
You enter the villa from the spacious stone paved shady terrace with a barbecue, table and chairs.
Inside is a well furnished living/dining area with LCD TV, DVD, hi-fi, sofa, armchair and coffee table plus dining table and chairs for 6. Open plan to this is a fully equipped kitchen with oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and toaster. On the same fl...Read more
200 years old stone Mediterranian house
Postira, Central Dalmatia Islands, Croatia
Additional Location Information
The charming eco-etno village Dol has little paved streets, an old church and a couple of “konobas” (traditional small restaurants).
People here live off the land, growing olives, wine, fruit and vegetables; these are regarded as the best on Brac due to the fertile ground, and excellent climate.
Only 500 metres from the villa is the centre of Dol; there is a small grocery shop and two small konobas “Stori Gusti” and “Toni” where you can enjoy the best cheese and prosciutto, salted sardines, fresh vegetables, grilled meat and fish accompanied with local olive oil and wines.
Only 3 km away is Postire, a lovely village with beaches, a seaside promenade, cafés and good seafront restaurants such as ''Lipa'', and ''Bavaria''.
From Postire you can drive 5 minutes west to Splitska Bay which has a good pebble beach, or go about the same distance east to the sandy beach at Lovrecine.
Supetar is 15 minutes drive and from here you can catch regular ferries to Split and stroll around the historic centre.
The charming village of Skrip is the oldest settlement on the island. Situated on high ground, 251 metres above sea level, the village provides spectacular panoramic views to the north and east. The village has been inhabited since the Neolithic-Iron age to this very day.
Archaeological remains from the Illyrian and Roman periods can be seen and the village has a museum displaying artefacts from its history.
HERMITAGE MONASTERY “BLACA”
This ancient monastery is probably most fascinating sight on Brac island. It is set on a small plateau underneath a high stone cliff.
Monastery was established by Glagolitic monks that fled to island of Brac running away from the Turks In 1551. The monks stayed in the monastery until 1963. Today the hermitage is a museum with rich library and astronomical observatory. There is also collection of ancient weapons and old watches.
It can be reached either by boat that will take you to the beach from which you have to walk about 45 minutes up to the monastery or by macadam road from the “Vidova Gora” mountain after which you will also have to walk about 45 minutes down t the monastery.
At 778metres, “Vidova Gora”, the mountain behind Bol, is the highest point of the Adriatic islands. The view from the top is quite spectacular, on a clear day you have magnificent panoramic view of the “Zlatni Rat” , adjacent islands, mount “Biokovo” on the mainland and sometimes even Monte Gargano on the Italian coast.
Apart from beautiful unspoiled scenery there are also the remains of ancient Illyrian fortifications.
“Vidova Gora” hides many wonders of nature: from the dense forest of authentic black pine trees (Pinus niger Dalmatica) and its rich herbal and animal world to numerous caves and pits.
Peak is accessible by car and refreshments available.
EARLY CHRISTIAN BASILICA IN POVLJA
The present parish church in Povlja (St. John the Baptist) was built on the ruins of an imposing Early Christian basilica (5th/6th century).
The marble octagonal baptismal font is the only one of it's kind in Croatia.
Frescoes from that period have also been partially preserved.
COVE OF LOVRECINA
Not far from Pucisca on Brac is Lovrecina, a deep cove with a wonderful sandy beach. Lovrečcna is also a valuable archaeological site and a great place for a full day excursion.
Near by are the remains of a luxurious Roman villa and it's outbuildings and also a large Early Christian archaeological site (6th century) which includes a cruciform baptismal font and three sarcophagi.
VILLAGE OF LOZISCA
Lozisca has a lovely, elegant bell tower that stands tall over all the houses. This is an inland village where the houses, in their serried ranks, one row above the other, all face south to catch the sun. Unlike most of the island's churches, Lozisca's Church of St John and Paul was only built in the 19th century, but the bell tower is regarded as undoubtedly the loveliest on the island.
Despite the grandeur of its beltower, the village was always poor and saw massive emigration during the latter part of the 19th century. This depopulation has meant that the village has retained much of its traditional character as so many buildings are deserted and empty.
If you stop for a moment to take in the sight of the village across the valley, I'm sure you'll agree, it's one of the most impressive sights on the island.
Dragon's Cave, also known as Drakonja's Cave is situated about 200 m from the village of Murvica. It was a dwelling and temple used by the Poljica Glagolitic friars who fled to the steep slopes of the island in the mid-fifteenth century and revived the life of their order on the island of Brač. There are relief in the cave of particular historical importance, depicting the way of life in those days. To this day, Dragon's Cave is the site of Slavic myths about fairies, werewolves and witches and Mediterranean stories about Orkomarin, a one-eyed cave-dwelling giant.
This scenic stone bridge spanningg a deep ravine, whence in prehistoric times according to popular lore flowed the river Elaphusa later Bretanide never fails to impress the sightseer.
One can only conjecture why the bridge was built in the 19th century under Austrian rule, probably as a precaution from flash floods. Anyway the local population fondly refers to it as Emperor Franz Joseph's bridge.
THE DOLOMITE CAKE
Two kilometres west of Nerežišća is a dolomite ring which has been nicknamed the “Cake” after the round bread rolls which the Dalmatians call “kolac” which means cake. The irregular pillars of rock rise twelve metres and form two interconnecting arches, like an old bridge abandoned by the changing course of a river. There are traditional legends of fairies, elves and other imaginary beings dancing on the top of the arches while decorating it with flowers, and there are stories of its magical powers and influence on those who walk under its arches.
Stone from Brac's quarries has been mined since the Ancient Greek and Roman times and used for the construction of important buildings. Some of famous buildings made of this stone are Diocletian's Imperial Palace in Split and Cathedral in Šibenik. There are also rumours that the White House in Washington DC has been built by Brač stone.
Piles of unpolished stones that you can see alongside field paths are a real attraction on the island. According to some estimates, they are equal in quantity to the existing Egyptian pyramids (although uncut), totalling approximately 7 million cubic meters.
These stones were collected for centuries by shepherds and labourers who worked to clean the karst soil to turn it into arable land.
The most prominent Dalmatian builders and sculptors of the Renaissance, such as Juraj Dalmatinac, Andrea Alessi and Niccolo Fiorentino, applied their creative genius to Brač stone.
The tradition of using stone is inseparable part of Brač identity.
GOLDEN HORN BEACH – ZLATNI RAT
“Zlatni Rat”, Croatia’s most famous beach is a narrow white pebble beach located 2 km north of Bol harbour, on the southern coast of the Island of Brač.
This spectacular beach measures about 580 yards. Unlike other beaches, this has a unique triangular spit shape. Blue and crystalline water of the sea makes it a must visit place. The speciality of the beach lies in its unique character of changing shapes with seasonal tides. Restaurants, Cafés and water sports are few of these islands attractions. Packed to the brim with sunbathers and tourists from all across the globe, the fun at this place is never ending.
Split Airport is 30 minutes drive to the ferry port in Split from where there are regular ferry crossings to Supetar on Brac. The ferry (car or foot passenger) takes 45 minutes and there are frequent crossings (every hour during the summer season).
From the ferry port in Supetar you drive towards Postira village and it is about 15 minutes ride along a coast road. There you turn right towards Dol village which you reach in 2 minutes.
From the road approaching the village you can see Villa Dol on your left. It is the firs house and it is a bit separated from the main group of houses. So, before the church you turn left and take first left again. There you have about 100 meters of macadam road and on the end of the road is Villa Dol.
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Away from it all, Rural retreats, Village
Last updated on June 24, 2013
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- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- A/C or climate control
- Firewood Provided
- Security System
- Towels Provided
- Local Guides/Maps
Pool / Spa
- Outdoor Pool
- Private Pool
- Paper Towels Provided
- Electric Stove
- Stove or Oven
- Stereo or CD player
- DVD Player
- Standard Definition TV
- Satellite or cable TV
- Music Library
- Movie/Video Library
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Beach Chairs
- Beach Towels
- Pet friendly - yes
- Smoking allowed - yes
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - no
- 130 square meters