Humac

The village of Humac is a wonderful example of rural workers’ architecture. Nestling in a hollow in an elongated ridge in the middle of Hvar Island, it consists of 140 little houses, made completely of stone apart from the doors and some windows.

Although the buildings are extremely humble, they are well constructed and harmonious. They served their primary purpose well for centuries as seasonal homes when their owners, who came from Vrisnik 15 kilometres away, would come to Humac to work their fields.

The village in its present form dates to the 17th century, although it was originally founded back in the 13th century. From the end of the 19th century up to a few years ago there were almost no changes in Humac. No-one has ever lived here permanently, although there were always some people staying there. Now it is being restored as an ethno-eco village.

On the southern part of the island of Hvar there lies the Grapčeva cave, the most significant prehistoric site in the Adriatic. The Church of Ss. John and Paul is surrounded by cypress trees.

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