Located in the area that would have been Emperor Diocletian’s private chambers in the 4th century, this hotel combines ancient walls with contemporary design details. Guests get sections of exposed 1,700-year-old Roman stonework, polished wooden floors, chic chrome and leather chairs, and slick modern bathrooms stocked with Yves Rocher toiletries. There are seven rooms and suites in the main building, plus an additional four in Villa Dobrić, just a 5-minute walk away. The Diocles Restaurant serves a contemporary take on Dalmatian cuisine at outdoor tables with big white parasols on a peaceful square. The property is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, with extras including a Boston Whaler speedboat for private day trips (with skipper) to the islands.