HALF DAY OFFROAD TOUR
HALF DAY TOUR AROUND ISLAND OF HVAR
An off-road adventure through magical Hvar Island, a little piece of Heaven on Earth.
Like the Island of Hvar, our Hvar Offroad Tour is truly one of a kind. A half-day tour packed with beautiful and historic locations.
Tour Includes a visit to Malo Grablje, Velo Grablje, Vidikovac, and the highest peak on the island St. Nicholas.
See the full itinerary for an overview of the tour.
an air-conditioned 4WD (Nissan Patrol, Nissan Pathfinder…) with driver and guide
Not included: beverages, gratuities to the guides and items purchased for personal use.
Sport shoes (no flip flops, no high heels)
History, culture, adventure, hiking and sightseeing.
We begin with a short drive along a dirt road to Malo Grablje, an ancient village founded in the 16th Century and abandoned many decades ago. We will take a stroll through this picturesque village, allowing you the opportunity to take photographs while your guide discusses the village’s rich history.
After Malo Grablje we procede to Velo Grablje, a tiny village founded in the 15th Century and now deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once a wealthy, advanced township, this area was an industrial centre for wine, olive oil, and honey, and the people were known as the greatest lavender-oil producers in Europe.
Next we drive up Vidikovac, a hill with immaculate views of Stari Grad and the deepest bay on the island. It was founded by the ancient Greeks in 384 BC and named Faros. Stari Grad Plain is a cultural landscape that has remained practically intact since it was first colonized. The original agicultural activity of this fertile plain, mainly centering on grapes and olives, has been maintained since Greek times to present. Have your camera ready. As you capture images of the lush scenery, your guide will explain the historical context of this great town—the oldest township in all of Croatia.
After a moment to absorb this breathtaking landscape, it’s time to ascend Hvar’s greatest and tallest peak: St. Nicholas (626m). From the top of this hill you will have a 360-degree, unobstructed view of the Central Adriatic. You will also see Hvar’s neighboring islands Brač, Korčula and Vis. On a clear day, you can even look out onto the Adriatic and see Italy.
Below the high point of St. Nicholas, on a sloping, sunny hillside, lies Sveta Nedija, a village surrounded by vineyards so steep they’re renowned the world over for being extraordinarily difficult to tend; but they are also renowned for the high quality red wine they produce from Dalmatian plavac grape.
Coming down off the hill, as we drive through the sun-soaked island, the essence of Hvar will overpower your senses. Her undulating landscape is accented in vineyard-covered hills, thick olive groves, and fragrant fields full of rosemary and lavender. It won’t take long for you to see why Hvar is called “a little piece of Heaven on Earth.”