Cultural Heritage

Pitve Museum: Winemaking on Hvar
Viticulture Museum

The viticulture museum is located in the small village of Pitve, 2 km from Jelsa. The museum is located in the former building of the elementary school, which ended its operation in 1965, and is a separate collection that belongs …

Lavender traditions
The Lavender Island

Hvar has been famous through history for its lavender- Lavender cultivation is enjoying a comeback on Hvar after a period of decline.


Hvar Island has the distinction of having five of its rich cultural assets featured formally in UNESCO listings, and a sixth with a valid claim to inclusion!

The Grapčeva Cave
The Grabak Cave (Grapčeva špilja)

Some claim that Odysseus, hero of Homer’s epic ‘The Odyssey’, fought with the Cyclops Polyphemus in the Grapčeva Cave on Hvar Island.

The Donkey Memorial
The Donkey Memorial

A beautiful memorial to a faithful Dalmatian friend on Jelsa’s New Waterfrfont.

The Cross-bearers’ Memorial

A special sculpture by Hvar academician Kuzma Kovačić in front of Jelsa’s Parish Church.

Seagull with prey
Sculpture: ‘The Seagull’

The ‘Seagull’ statue is an image of Jelsa’s maritime traditions.

Hvar’s ‘Little Venice’
Vrboska’s Picturesque Little Bridges

The tiny town of Vrboska charms its visitors with its delightful little bridges, which have earned it the name of ‘Little Venice’

National Cultural Asset
The Kaštilac Fort, Glavice Peninsula

The Kaštilac Fort is part of Vrboska’s rich cultural heritage, which in turn is part of Vrboska’s magical charm, alongside its beautiful surroundings of pine trees and greenery, its blue sea, and of course its romantic little bridges.

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