About this listing
Top location in piece&quiet, away from center&crowd, close to pure nature, where you can get in touch with rural life of the island of Hvar !
Stone house in the old pituresque village of Pitve, a short distance from the beautiful port of Jelsa, just 15 min driving to the most beautiful beaches on island Hvar. You can also take a trip to ethno-eco village of Humac&Grablje to the authentic Dalmatian dinner.
Stone walls inside, with high ceilings and wooden floors, except in kitchen&bathroom. There is large terrace, with kitchenette (barbecue included) and second bathroom in the basement. Balcony and terrace with small garden. It is in old Dalmatian style with very quiet neighborhood.
A terrace with garden&barbecue is at the guests' disposal at Pitve holiday home.
Interaction with guests
please call +(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) for any problems with accommodation (we stay in Jelsa).
Other things to note
For those without car, also keep in mind that you can take the catamaran from the mainland directly to Jelsa what brings you closer to Pitve and makes your arrival to the final destination somewhat shorter. Though, we definitely recommend having a car if you plan to stay in Pitve since the place lacks typical town activities and you’d probably need to move around a bit. The village however, is not totally abandoned. There is a nice family restaurant Dvor Dubokovic, offering traditional meals prepared with ingredients found in the surrounding area of island Hvar.
The village of Pitve, one of the oldest settlements on the island, is located 168m above sea level and it consists of two parts – Gornje Pitve (Old or Upper Pitve) and Donje Pitve (New or Lower Pitve). Evident from their names they were settled in different times. The older part goes back to Illyrian times, while the newer part dates back to late 15th and early 16th century.
Town of Jelsa originally emerged as a port of Pitve what shows the importance of this village in its early days. Between upper and lower Pitve there were few structures that were built for joint use – school, parish church of St. Jacob, old and new cemetery, former library/reading room and community hall. However, throughout the years many of those places emptied out because people went elsewhere in search of a better life.
Same as in any other small place on the island, church plays a significant role in the life of people from Pitve. Patron saint is St. Jacob. Possibly the most important day in the year in Pitve and neighboring villages is Maundy Thursday. Devotional procession takes place in the night between Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Procession starts from six different places on the island (Pitve, Vrisnik, Svirče, Vrbanj, (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)ska and Jelsa) and it is called "Za križen" (Following the Cross).
Sveti Nikola(Saint Nicholas) is the the highest peak of the island of Hvar and is the third highest island mountain in Croatia. At the top there are picturesque chapel of St. Nicholas from the 15th century and a sizable stone cross. Baseline relief around the island make it a mountain ridge along the south side of the island with steep rocky slopes. The highest peaks of the island is situated above the southern shore of Zavala and Sveta Nedjelja (St. Sunday).
No parties or events allowed. Smoking not allowed in bedrooms, allowed only outdoors-on balcony and terrace.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.