So, you have chosen the island of Hvar as your holiday destination. You are enjoying it right now in the privacy of your villa sunbathing by the pool overlooking the sea, or swimming in the crystal blue sea on one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe.

By now, you already tasted Hvar famous wines and local gourmet food and experienced the renowned hospitality of the local hosts in the way you have never imagined is possible. If that is so, you are probably our guest at Villas Hvar. Great choice!


village Humac

Do you sometimes wonder what Hvar really looks like, away from the famous tourist sites? Do you want to explore its past and the people that shaped this island in ways unimaginable to us today?

Wondering what the islanders' daily life looked like, an experience that belongs to a "past time perfect"? Or you are thinking of the UNESCO-protected dry-stone walls that transformed the Hvar landscape into a beautiful lace-like view made of stone, lavender, olives, and vines?

Want to see where the most beautiful stone houses are located? Are you ready to get to know the romantic but also the harsh side of local life? Intend to do all the things that tourists usually do not do?

If the answer to any of the above is YES, you have to take a daily escape trip by visiting some of the six ethno-eco villages on the island. And spend a day in the past.


Village of Brusje is located amidst the most significant monument of valuable islanders: piles and dry-stone walls and olive and lavender plantations. This is where the best island rosemary honey comes from, once one of the leading export products of Brusje. 


village Velo Grablje

A place you have to visit is located in the valley with one of the most beautiful central Adriatic views. Velo Grablje is the place that rightfully earned Hvar the title of "lavender island." Today, the village has less than ten inhabitants. It attracts attention due to its pristine beauty, the heritage that tells a warm story of Hvar's ancestors, a festival dedicated to lavender, and excellent gastronomic that is on offer.


The most exciting place on Hvar is a hamlet of Velo Grablje, called Malo Grablje. It hides in a ravine between high cliffs for protection from pirates, Turks, and various enemies who have roamed the area throughout history. No one lives in Malo Grablje today. Although abandoned, this village still has the energy of vibrant life and preserves the memories of the past. 

By the way, have you ever sat in an authentic Mediterranean restaurant in an abandoned village eating dishes from some ancient times?


Zaraće is situated on a high cliff, offering a stunning view of the open sea. There are only several houses there and an abandoned school building. Another part of the village is located on the seashore. The nearby church is dedicated to Lady of Health from the 16th century.

An unusual geological configuration created places ideal for swimming and lazing in the sun.


village Male Rudine

A few kilometers north of the oldest island town, Stari Grad, and the most fertile field on the Adriatic islands, Ager, we reach Male Rudine. The picturesque little square houses, an olive mill, and a grape press are a testimony to the efforts of the people of Rudine who, in their history, often had to scrape off karst and stubborn stone to survive.


The last ethno-eco-village, Humac, is located in the spatial and historical heart of the island. In the nearby Grapčeva Cave lies the birthplace of Hvar culture, Neolithic pottery with attractive ornaments.

village Humac

Hvar's ethno eco-villages await you in their magical silence, allow you to be inspired by their beauty and encouraged by their story. 

… and this is just the beginning of getting to know our enchanting island better.

This daily escape to the history of Hvar will bring the island even closer to your heart.

Once you become the guest of Villas Hvar, you are a member of our family, and your sense of belonging is essential to us as much as your safety while enjoying a well-deserved luxury vacation.