Experience living history in a UNESCO-protected landmark building dating back more than 1,700 years!

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Villa Nepos is a magnificently-restored Roman building located in the very heart of Diocletian's Palace in Split. Originally constructed in the 4thC as private quarters for the emperor's elite Roman Praetorian guards, under the careful supervision of conservators, guided by UNESCO, Villa Nepos' rare and unique interior features have been beautifully preserved and the entire building meticulously restored into four exquistely appointed, one and two bedroom full-floor luxury apartment suites.

Each luxury apartment suite is lavishly decorated with extraordinary museum-quality antiques, sculptures and art inspired by the power, wealth and majesty of ancient Roman life as well as by Split's rich medieval history and the grace of its Venetian legacy.

Just to the right of entrance of Villa Nepos is the original 4thC Latin carved inscription that refers to the “Emperor's second in command“. Throughout the villa you will be able to see and touch authentic exposed Roman walls and flowing arches.

As you enter, carved into the inside lintel above the entrance door are three rose painted early Christian 7thC Maltese-style Peter-Simon crosses—more fascinating examples of the rich history that surrounds you in Villa Nepos.Just steps away from the villa is the most important monument in the Palace—its glorious, colonnaded cental Peristil, where the emperor appeared to be worshipped as the living son of the Roman god Jupiter.

All within a few minutes, walking ancient stone pedestrian-only streets, are the imposing Golden (North) Gate, one of the four main entrances to the Palace; Split's glittering waterfront Riva; the finest restaurants; charming cafes and shops; Roman temples and Venetian palaces--as well as the Old Town's bustling open-air Green and Fish Markets!

Superbly furnished and elegantly detailed, each one and two bedroom luxury apartment suite is fully air-conditioned, with a separate, spacious, sunny livingroom; fully-equipped kitchenette with custom cabinetry, hardware and top of the line appliances;  free wi-fi, satellite and Netflix TV; luxurious bathrooms with rainshowers, a washer/dryer, microwave, complimentary toiletries, slippers and hairdryer.

And each luxury residence suite overlooks the very symbol of Split—the stunning 7thC Cathedral of St. Domnius. Still in its original location and structure, inside the Emperor's 4thC mausoleum, it is the oldest active Catholic cathedral in the world!

To make sure your experience with us is as memorable as our extraordinary city—a resident concierge is at your service to arrange everything from sea/airport transfers and private tours to personalized shopping.

As a guest of Villa Nepos, you're more than just a visitor, you're a part of Split's 1,700 year-old living history.


Your own beachfront island escape!

The largest island in Dalmatia and the third largest in Croatia, Brač is a treasure for lovers of the sea, history, culture and gastronomy. Situated on the south side of the island, part of the exclusive Sumartin village summer colony, Villa Nepos-Brač is a luxurious private estate located directly on the beach with its own swimming pool, as well as a large landscaped garden complete with olive and other fruit trees.

A stunning marriage of traditional Dalmatian architecture and modern design, the villa was completely remodeled from top to bottom with all new designer interiors and custom furnishings throughout. There are three different levels with a total of more than 350 sq. meters of gracious living space--and each level opens directly to a veranda or terrace with gorgeous views of the Adriatic.

With 7 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, 4 complete kitchens, Villa Nepos-Brač offers splendid accommodations for up to 14 people--ideal for larger families, groups of friends, corporate retreats or for multi-generation family stays.

The estate's many features and conveniences include a 10 meter long x 5 meter wide custom designed swimming pool; expansive sundeck with lounges; 2 BBQ areas; a covered pagoda with a dining table for 12, as well as a full-featured additional guest house/annex with its own private entrance suitable for support staff. There is on site parking for 2 cars.

A few steps from the veranda is the beach and a beach bar. Enjoy a kayak and explore the pristine bay and surroundings, go for a swim in our impossibly blue turquoise sea, or just relax with a book and enjoy the marvelous view. If yachting is your pleasure, our resident concierge can arrange a sailboat, speedboat, jetski or other pleasure craft—all of which can be docked within minutes from the villa.

When you want a little village life, Sumartin is just minutes away and has a number of charming local restaurants, shops and groceries when you need to stock up.

With so much to see and do on Brač, every day is a new adventure. From enjoying one of the world's most famous beaches at Bol (its shape changes with the tides!) and visiting marble quarries in Pucisca (still worked since Roman times), to discovering the history and culture of the island in Škrip – the island's oldest settlement with numerous archaeological finds, sarcophagi, medieval graves and Illyrian town walls from 1400 BC.

For adventure and mystery, there's Blaca Monastery, a hermitage designed as a self-sufficient religious community carved out of solid rock that became so successful economically, rather than be taxed, it bought its freedom from the Venetian Empire!

With its own international airport and ferry terminal, Brač is also an ideal jumping off point as a base to discover other islands, cities and towns with easy day trips. Our resident concierge can arrange everything from a chef to come to the villa and prepare the cuisine of your choice to shipwreck diving. And with some of the best wine and olive oil on the planet, your stay with us will be as delicious as it is fascinating.

Welcome to Villa Nepos-Brač - your own beachfront island escape!