The island of Hvar offers many original and hidden places, together with stunning views, like Pakleni and the neighbouring islands. Enjoy the spectacular views and the scenery of amazing Hvar. Get in touch with rural life of the island of Hvar and 3-course lunch/dinner in abandoned village.
Tour begins with The French Fortress built by Napoleon’s troops, on St. Nicholas hill (which was used as a place of reconnaissance and lookout) and has a scenic view of Hvar town, the Spanish Fortress, Pakleni and Vis islands.
We will continue a drive through the green and rural island of Hvar, passing through Brusje, where we will be able to walk through the Lavender fields, (seasonal options June – July).
Old road is paved with amazing views. We will stop at Napoleon road and the perfect views of the islands deepest bays.
Then we approach the fascinating village of Velo Grablje founded in the 14th century. Stone houses and courtyards still capture your attention with its fascinating architecture, while walking within its narrow streets you will feel the breath of pass times. Today the village is nearly abandoned having but a few permanent villagers, although it was rich and prosperous place, famous for its good wine and olive oil production. Honey production was well known as well, together with lavender oil being the leading one in Europe of the time.
As we had back and leaving Velo Grablje along the dry brook line we will get to charming abandoned village of Malo Grablje and on to our authentic Dalmatian lunch/dinner.
Appetizer: Local cheese and smoked ham with island extra virgin olive oil, marinated fish
Main Course: Peka – traditional meal with lamb or mixed lamb and veal under the iron bell covered with the ash.
Dessert: Simple traditional desert with almonds
Beverage: Local wine, water, grappa – local brandy made by Berti
DEPARTURE TIME: 10:00 or 16:00 (Exact departure time will be agreed upon at time of booking.)
PLACE OF DEPARTURE: We will pick you up at your hotel, villa, private accommodation, bus station,… Your departure point will be decided at time of booking. DURATION: This is a half day tour (4 – 5 hours). INCLUDED IN PRICE: Tour as described, pick up, guide/driver, car transfer, lunch/dinner with wine in abandoned village.
TOUR TYPE: Gastronomy, history and culture, for individuals, couples and families
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Light
DISABILITIES FRIENDLY: No.
MIN: 2 People
PLEASE NOTE: You can join this Hvar Hidden Gems Tour from Split by taking either the ferry or catamaran from Split to Hvar and back. The schedules and timetables are subject to change and it is advisable to buy tickets online at least 48 hours before the journey on following links: krilo.hr and jadrolinija.hr
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