Grabovac is a typical village in Dalmatian hinterland. It is located on the north side of the Mt Biokovo, along the state road Šestanovac-Vrgorac. Ongoing work on the tunnel breakthrough St. Ilija through the mountain and completing the same from Baška Voda until Grabovac will enumerate about 12 km. The place as such is ideal for rest and relaxation from the daily rush and noise. For emergency supply there is a store and has a post office. All the larger and more demanding requirements can be found in Šestanovac.
Of the important things we emphasize:
- The Hunter Museum, the owner is Ante Dundić from Goričaj
- The cave along the highway route which isn't yet in use duet to conservation examinations
For nature lovers, behind Makarska there is the nature park Biokovo, the highest mountain in the central Dalmatian region, on which trekking excursions are organized. Excursions: to the nature park Biokovo, Split, Trogir, Solin, Dubrovnik, the canyon of the river Cetina with rafting facilities, the National park Krka, boat trips to the islands of Hvar, Brac and Korcula.
|Fast Facts about Dalmatia|
|Population Dalmatia||870,000 (2011 est)|
|Time zone||Croatia: UTC+1|
Exciting Events & Festivals
The Sinjska alka is an equestrian competition which has been held every first Sunday in the month of August in town of Sinj, Croatia since 1715, commemorating the victory over Ottoman Turkish administration. It consists of an equestrian competition, in which various horsemen attempt to aim their lances at a hanging metal ring (alka) at full gallop. In 2010 it has been inscribed in UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists.
|Glumci u Zagvozdu||late July to late August|
|Baška Voda Summer Festival||August|
Must Visit Museums
Shell museum in Makarska - This interesting museum is situated within the convent of the Blessed Virgin Mary and it was founded in the year 1963. The museum was founded after much research and a long period of collecting shells from all over the world. Today it is labelled a cultural monument with over 3000 samples of shells from the Adriatic, tropical and subtropical seas. These shells are very attractive due to their interesting colors and shapes.