Malo Grablje Tours
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In the 1950s, the last remaining residents of Malo Grablje left their village behind for better opportunities on the coast. Today, the Hvar village stands abandoned, tucked in a valley surrounded by terraced fields and steep hills. Nature has been reclaiming the village for decades — trees grow through walls, shafts of sunlight pour through holes in the roofs and wildflowers grow freely.
While most of Malo Grablje’s former residents now live on the coast in Milna, one resident, Mr. Berti Tudor, moved back and restored his family home where he now operates a traditional Hvar restaurant.
You can explore Malo Grablje on foot by walking downhill for just over a mile (2 kilometers) from Velo Grablje.
Address: Malo Grablje, Hvar, Croatia
6 Tours and Activities to Experience Malo Grablje
Explore the vineyards of Hvar island and sip excellent wine on this full-day tour. Stop at two of Croatia’s most esteemed winemakers operated by local families. At each site, awaken your palate with four to five wine tastings, including Prošek, the original Dalmatian wine, and enjoy the unique setting of an underwater wine cellar with views of the sea floor. Finish your day with an authentic Dalmatian 3-course dinner in the rustic and charming settlement of Malo Grablje. Receive personalized attention on this small-group tour.
Situated just four miles (6 km) away from Hvar town, the abandoned village of Malo Grablje presents a striking picture with its stone houses and streets. This 3-hour tour takes you through the rustic and historic town ruins. In this peaceful setting overlooking Milna bay, learn about the town’s exodus of residents, and meet one of the families that has restored a home and opened a restaurant. Settle in for a delicious, authentic Dalmatian 3-course dinner before you’re returned to Hvar.
Set out on a wine tasting excursion in Hvar with a private guide during this half-day tour. The itinerary includes passing through charming villages such as Brusje and Velo Grablje and stopping to see lavender fields. Visit two wineries for tastings of wine, cheese, bread, and olive oil and learn about how wine is made. Complete the day with a traditional meal in the village of Malo Grablje.
Experience Hvar like a local during this 4-hour ‘hidden gems’ excursion. See a side of this scenic island not often glimpsed by visitors as you explore the island’s rural interior, visit the “French Fortress” built by Napoleon’s troops, tour the 14th-century village of Velo Grablje, and enjoy an authentic Dalmatian meal (either lunch or dinner).
Experience the highlights of Hvar island on this small-group. Wind through the port town of Stari Grad for gorgeous bay views and see the Tvrdalj fortress. Admire the many stone bridges of Vrbovska, often referred to as ‘Little Venice.’ Stroll through lavender fields (June to July) and in the lovely town of Jelsa, taste delicious wine at a popular winery. Wrap up your day with an authentic Dalmatian 3-course dinner in the rustic and charming settlement of Malo Grablje.
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What's the best way to experience Malo Grablje?
The best ways to experience Malo Grablje are:
- Hvar Small Group Wine Tour and Authentic Dalmatian Dinner
- Hvar Charming Abandoned Village Small Group Tour and Local Dinner
- Hvar Wine Tasting Tour with Traditional Dinner
- Hvar Hidden Gems Small Group Half Day Tour with Lunch or Dinner
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