- Stacey Shevlin
Abandoned Village of Malo Grablje On Hvar
Updated: Aug 20, 2021
A Brief History of the Abandoned Village of Malo Grabjle
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I LOVE exploring abandoned spaces and Malo Grablje is a perfect example of an amazing snapshot in time. As fortune would have it, we meet a few local people while visiting Hvar, and they took us out to this wonderful spot. We explored the old structures, then had dinner at the restaurant Stori Komen in the ‘town’ — Here are a few photos of the spot. So quaint and secluded. We had the traditional Peka - you can see it pictured below - the meal is cooked on top of and under hot coals on an outdoor grill. A must try!
We also learned the story of the ill-fated village. The people living in this village were winemakers and olive growers. In 1960 there was a vine disease that wiped out much of their grape crops, and the people were forced to leave the village with no opportunity to make money. They up and left everything as it was and went to Milna in search of fishing work.
The structures have been crumbling since then. Some buildings still have roofs and floors, but a lot of them are being taken back by nature.
Getting to Malo Grablje
It’s very very quiet and quite serene in this abandoned village. It is difficult to get to the village, as local cab drivers don’t want to take the windy gravel road that leads to the area. Your best bet is by car. But if that’s not an option you can take the local bus that goes to Stari Grad. There is a stop at Milna. You can get off there.
Don’t take the road down to the beach on your right. Continue up the main road and shortly you’ll see a sign and a gravel road on your left. Head up there and follow it to the town. Consider this a hike, not a leisurely stroll and wear appropriate footwear. It’s not lit so I don’t recommend doing this at night.
It’s very beautiful and definitely worth seeing.
Beautiful Decay Abandoned Village of Malo Grablje
Tools Abandoned Village of Malo Grablje