Poljica

This little inland settlement, situated 157 metres above sea level, has preserved its authentic Mediterranean buildings. Looking at the village’s old stone walls and roofs, you can imagine what life used to be like there in former times. Farming and cultivating olives are the mainstays of this truly picturesque place.

Poljica is two kilometres from the sea. Two bays belong to it, Mala Stiniva and Zečja, both on the norh side of the island. Mala Stiniva is a perfect paradise of peace and quiet, with just a few cottages surrounding it.   

Poljica’s parish church of St. John the Baptist was first mentioned in historical records in 1579. It is the centrepiece of the village. Poljica celebrates a unique tradition in the early hours of Good Friday, when the year’s Cross-Bearer leads a procession down to the shore at the Vela Stiniva bay, where he dips the Cross in the water, before continuing to Zastražišće, then returning to Poljica.

Points of interest

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Church of St. John the Baptist

Poljica’s parish church of St. John the Baptist was first mentioned in historical records in 1579. It is the centrepiece of the village. Poljica’s special tradition is the Good Friday Procession, in the course of which the Cross is dipped into the sea.

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Mala Stiniva Bay

Mala Stiniva, on Hvar’s north side, is a perfect paradise of peace and quiet, with just a few cottages surrounding it. It is strongly recommended to anyone seeking a restful holiday enjoying the clean Adriatic Sea.  

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Bays

Poljica is two kilometres from the sea. Two bays belong to it, Mala Stiniva and Zečja, both on the north side of the island.

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Mediterranean buildings

This little inland settlement, situated 157 metres above sea level, has preserved its authentic Mediterranean buildings.

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157 metres above sea level

157 metres above sea levelThis little inland settlement, situated 157 metres above sea level, has preserved its authentic Mediterranean buildings.

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The Procession

Poljica celebrates a unique tradition in the early hours of Good Friday, when the year’s Cross-Bearer leads a procession down to the shore at the Vela Stiniva bay, where he dips the Cross in the water in a symbolic link to the world, before continuing to Zastražišće, then returning to Poljica.

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A breath from the past

A breath from the pastLooking at the village’s old stone walls and roofs, you can imagine what life used to be like there in former times. Farming and cultivating olives are the mainstays of this truly picturesque place.

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Points of interest

Church of St. John the Baptist
Mala Stiniva Bay
Bays
Mediterranean buildings
157 metres above sea level
The Procession
A breath from the past

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