Heading past the coastal resort from Hvar Town, there is a little turning to the left to one of Hvar's most beautiful villages, the abandoned stone of Malo Grablje.
The backdrop of cliffs adds to the effect, and wandering around the houses, which were abandoned in the 1960s, as everyone moved to Milna in search of better economic opportunities, gives a real insight into authentic Dalmatia. Check out the cemetery and the open graves, the result of the villagers taking their dead with them.
The village is not totally abandoned, however. The Stori Mlin restaurant is hidden away in the stone ruins, and well worth seeking out for some of the best lamb and traditional dining in Croatia.