What to do and see in Vrgorac, Croatia: The Best Places and Tips

October 9, 2017 Florencio Paulino

Vrgorac in Croatia, from Europe region, is best know for Points of Interest & Landmarks. Discover best things to do in Vrgorac with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Vrgorac

1. Kapetanovic Fortress

Vrgorac 21276, Croatia
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Kapetanovic Fortress

Reviewed By wagtail - Stroud, United Kingdom

Climbed up to the fortress on very hot day but was worth it for the view. We were the only visitors which made the visit even better. The path is rough and slightly overgrown but marked with red painted arrows.Helpful local chap pointed us in the right direction , being really friendly even though we accidently knocked over part of his garden wall!

2. Franciscan Monastery of St. Mary

Obala Hrvat. Domoljuba 36, Zaostrog 21334, Croatia +385 21 629 200
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4 based on 5 reviews

Franciscan Monastery of St. Mary

Reviewed By Mickey T

We were there as a big group of 19 people. We have to wait for the boat abit long time as normaly it's only take about 5 mins to the place. It's beautiful church and surround it by a beautiful island. The restaurant were a bit over price. So we couldn't eat there. Just only coffee and ice cream.

3. The Church of St. Michael

Obala 15, Gradac 21334, Croatia
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

The Church of St. Michael

Reviewed By Slavula - Brno, Czech Republic

Really nice church splitted in two parts of the Gradac town in the middle (old town and hotel zone). Quiet peaceful place.

4. Paddle Surf Bacina Lakes

Baćinska Jezera, Ploce, Croatia
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5 based on 61 reviews

Paddle Surf Bacina Lakes

Are you exploring the south Dalmatian coast? This tour is perfect for those who travel the "D8" road between Split and Dubrovnik. Our SUP center at the Bacina Lakes is only (100km) 1:30hours drive from Split and Dubrovnik. Lakes are situated next to the D8 road, only 300 meters from the Adriatic sea. Paddle Surfing tours are a great opportunity to see local culture and the rich diversity of flora and fauna around seven Bacina Lakes and the delta of the Neretva river. Canals, swamps, birds, fisherman’s villages and things you will never see if you travel by the roads through Dubrovnik-Neretva County in Croatia. With your professional tour guide/instructor you will learn to Stand Up Paddle in just a few minutes course and you will be ready to explore. IMPORTANT NOTICE: MUST BOOK OR CONTACT US AT LEAST 1 DAY BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL.

Reviewed By Charlotte C - London, United Kingdom

If there is one thing you should do when staying in and around the Makarska riviera it's to visit the beautiful Baćina Lakes and find your balance on a paddle board. SUP Safari is the perfect way to see these lakes and go to all the places you can only get to from the water, the guys from paddle surf Croatia are friendly, good fun and know the lakes inside and really do provide you with an experience you won't forget, I already can't wait to go back. Thanks to Ivan and Matija :)

5. Veliki Godinj

D62 | Between Rašćane and Župa, Vrgorac 21273, Croatia
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Veliki Godinj

Eco Village

Reviewed By VisitVrgorac - Vrgorac, Croatia

Veliki Godinj, a hamlet of Rašćane village and parish, is a preserved gem and museum example of folk architecture and civil engineering of Vrgorska Krajina and the Dalmatian hinterland located on the north-west slopes of the Biokovo Nature Park. Embraced by karst, Veliki Godinj still astounds by its architecture and preserved tradition. Urban stone house construction, cobbled streets, drainage canals, residential area separated from the stables and the area for wheat harvest, all witness a rich heritage of the culture of living and the harmony of the man with the nature. Rural unit originating from the 18th century, or even earlier, encompasses the following hamlets: Veliki Godinj – Pavlinovići, Babulji – Bašići, Mali Godinj – Kovačevići. Since 2008, this rural unit has been included in the Registry of Cultural Goods of the Republic of Croatia, by which this place honours and praises its builders, still nurturing old traditions and customs.
Veliki Godinj is a characteristic compacted hamlet of the karst area. It is located on the north slopes of the Biokovo Mountain and surrounded by the following peaks: Crni Dol, Kmič, Rutva, Vučjača. These slopes descend all the way to the Rašćane Field, whose peripheral area accommodates the road to Vrgorac. The houses are built in rows; the builders respected the hillside terrain and followed the contours of the slope descending to the foot of the Biokovo Mountain, and they exclusively used local construction material; affordable and easily procurable stone characteristic of the karst area. The main façades are oriented towards the village road, whereas the backyard accommodates stables and pens located in the peripheral zones of the settlement. Public village road passes through the central part of the hamlet and continues towards Bašići, constituting thus the main communication pathway with other hamlets and villages, and, more importantly, the principal place of leisure and social gathering. The natives of Veliki Godinji predominantly cultivated vine, but also other crops: cereal, potato and tobacco; they were also involved in intense livestock farming (sheep herding and goat herding). Rural unit is incredibly rich with details; and the ingenuity of its inhabitants is clearly visible from the public and private function of space, which meets all the requirements for work and relaxation in the immediate vicinity of its own courtyard.

6. Life and Ventures

Bacinska jezera, Ploce 20340, Croatia
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Life and Ventures

Life and Ventures offers kayak tours, rock climbing and hiking tours with skilled guides. Activities take place on Baćina Lakes, Neretva River and Riviera Gradac & Drvenik, depending on the activity. With many tourists still unaware of other Dalmatian beauties beside Adriatic sea we designed our tours to make the best possible experience and we will keep it that way. Our groups are small and always accompanied by a skilled guide making the tour lot more interactive and interesting. Trips we offer are not only focused on activity but the whole particular experience.

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

Such an unexpected adventure with Andrea and Mario. My partner and I visited Brist and came across the Life and Ventures tour leaflet. We were so happy we made the decision to join the guided kayak tour of Baćina lakes. Andrea and Mario made great tour guides, so friendly and happy to show us around the beautiful local scenery whilst making sure everyone was okay on the water. Could not recommend highly enough for anyone who comes to Ploce or Brist to get in touch with these wonderful people.

7. The Church Of Annunciation Of The Blessed Virgin Mary

Ul. Hrvatskih velikana 104, Vrgorac 21276, Croatia
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The Church Of Annunciation Of The Blessed Virgin Mary

Reviewed By VisitVrgorac - Vrgorac, Croatia

The parish church in Vrgorac is dedicated to the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The church is located in the place of the old centennial church, which developed from the conversion of the mosque after Vrgorac was liberated from the Ottomans in 1690. The majority of parishioners voted for the demolition of the old church in 1913 and the construction of the new church at the same place. It was built from ashlar, and designed by the architect Ćiril Metod Iveković, who designed several churches across Dalmatia. The church has three naves; one main nave, two aisles and apses. The left aisle contains the tomb of Friar Ivan Rozić, who was tortured in the second half of the 16th century, and the right aisle contains the tomb of Rade Miletić, the famous Serdar of Vrgorac (1667 – 1737). The church began with its service on 25th December 1921. The floor plan dimensions are 17x33m.
There is a valuable painting of Italo-Byzantine Madonna in the church, also known as Our Lady of Vrgorac, and the valuable painting of St. Catherine the Martyr from 1862 is in the sacristy. The statue of St. Catherine, which was consecrated by the Pope Francis in Rome at a special audience on 20th April 2016, is modelled after that painting.

8. Tin Ujevic Monument

Tina Ujevica 42, Vrgorac 21276, Croatia
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Tin Ujevic Monument

Statue of the famous Croatian poet

Reviewed By VisitVrgorac - Vrgorac, Croatia

Augustin Tin Ujević (5th July 1891 – 12th November 1955) was born on 5th July 1891 in one of the Turkish forts of Vrgorac, which kept numerous legends and mysteries, only to become one of the greatest Croatian poets, translators, essay writers and virtuosos of poetic expression, whose opus represents the supreme achievement of the modern Croatian literature. He attributed the merit for his intellectual edge to the shrewdness of the Mountains and the freshness of the air in his hometown.
In honour of the greatest Croatian poet, today this Tower lives its culture and art. Every year on 5th July, the date of the poet`s birth, the Tower hosts the award ceremony of the prestigious Literary prize “Tin Ujević” awarded by Croatian Writers` Association to the best collection of poems published in the previous year.
His Literary creation, distinctive personality and vagabond life are an eternal inspiration to numerous poets, musicians and painters who celebrate Ujević with their works and keep his spirit and work far from oblivion. This famous Croatian poet described the first years of his life spent in Vrgorac with the following verse “My cradle is full of magic…”

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