Humac, island of Hvar



Located 4 km from the sea and 7 km east of Jelsa, at an altitude of 350 meters, Humac offers a stunning panoramic view. The village originated from shepherds’ dwellings and seasonal agricultural huts connected to Vrisnik, 15 km away. The “trimovi” – round stone houses – have foundations dating back to the Neolithic era. Nearby is the Grapčeva Cave, rich with stalactites and stalagmites.

Humac consists of about thirty houses. In the 20th century, the Church of St. John and Paul was built, and on June 26th, there is a large celebration that attracts everyone connected to the village, mainly residents of Vrisnik and many tourists. There is also a heritage museum of old tools, reflecting the village’s origins in livestock farming, viticulture, and lavender cultivation. During the season, an ambient summer restaurant is open.

In 1953, Humac had 122 inhabitants, 25 in 1971, and by 2021, it was uninhabited. The village lacks electricity, water, and a cemetery. Humac is a protected ethno-eco village and is planned to become an International Dark Sky Park, which includes an observatory, creating an oasis free from “light pollution.”

Picture gallery of Humac