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Beach in Stobreč
Beach in Stobreč
Stobreč is located in Croatia
Coordinates: 43°29′58″N 16°31′20″E / 43.49944°N 16.52222°E / 43.49944; 16.52222Coordinates: 43°29′58″N 16°31′20″E / 43.49944°N 16.52222°E / 43.49944; 16.52222
Greek colony of Aspálathos established6th century BC
Diocletian's Palace builtAD 305
Diocletian's Palace settledAD 639
 • Total2,978
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Stobreč (Italian: Stobrezio, Latin: Epetium, Greek: Εpetion) is a historical village and now a tourist resort on the Adriatic Sea, in central Dalmatia, Croatia. Administratively it is part of the city of Split. Founded as Epetium, Stobreč has been settled since the classical antiquity founded by as an Ancient Greek colony on the Illyrian coast.

The largest body of recorded ancient history in the vicinity of Stobreč relates to the development of Diocletian's Palace, now within the present day city of Split. Diocletian founded this palace upon his retirement as Roman Emperor.[2]

The sarcophagus of Lucius Artorius Castus, a Roman prefect thought to possibly be one of the inspirations for some of the legends of King Arthur, was discovered in Stobreč.[3]

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  1. ^ "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Stobreč". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.
  2. ^ C.Michael Hogan, "Diocletian's Palace", Megalithic Portal, ed. Andy Burnham, Oct. 6, 2007
  3. ^ The Mammoth Book of King Arthur, Mike Ashley, Carroll and Graf Publishers, New York 2005