Beach in Stobreč
|Greek colony of Aspálathos established||6th century BC|
|Diocletian's Palace built||AD 305|
|Diocletian's Palace settled||AD 639|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Stobreč (Italian: Stobrezio, Latin: Epetium, Greek: Εpetion) is a historical town, now village in Croatia located near Split and Solin. In modern times, Stobreč is considered a desirable vacation/camping spot located on a beautiful scenic peninsula ensconced between the Adriatic Sea and pine woods. Population: approximately 4,700. The elevation is four metres above sea level. The city was later called Epidauros, and in Latin Epidaurium.
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.
"The steep cliff above the place has the ruins of the Stobreč citadel along with Klis, the most heavily fortified settlement in the vicinity of Split. The city gate is a part of the Greek defensive walls and is the only preserved Greek gate in the Adriatic. The Greek era knew this settlement under the name Epiteum/Epetium. It was founded in 3rd century BC as colony of Issa, today’s island of Vis."
- The Mammoth Book of King Arthur, Mike Ashley, Carroll and Graf Publishers, New York 2005
- C.Michael Hogan, "Diocletian's Palace", Megalithic Portal, ed. Andy Burnham, Oct. 6, 2007
- Stobreč travel guide
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