Understanding any culture is deep-rooted in its food and dressing. To experience the real Croatia, you must savor its cuisine and the wines. Hvar’s Mediterranean Diet recently became UNESCO’s intangible heritage, and you have a chance to experience it in the most authentic way through the cooking class in the village of Velo Grablje. This cooking class represents a perfect blend of cooking traditions and an opportunity for you to familiarize yourself with culture and local lifestyle through the stories and gourmet delights of its residents – Tudor Family.

Velo Grablje is a small paradise away from the busy tourist destination that boasts silence and intact nature and is perfectly positioned overlooking the Pakleni Islands and Vis. Come and discover Dalmatia as it truly once was, learn more about its traditions and food, enjoy the picturesque setting of lavender fields, and carry home an authentic experience of a lifetime.

  • Reaching the island of Hvar

    First, we will start by taking you to the Island of Hvar. Here you will first meet a member of the “Tudor” family with whom you will proceed to buy groceries and necessary ingredients for that we will hit the local market.

  • Head to Velo Grablje

    After shopping, we will proceed to Velo Grablje, where you will visit the “wild gardens” of the village (which once used to thrive off lavender) and is now making a comeback as a famous tourist attraction!

  • Back to Tudor family house

    We will then move over to the Tudor family house, where they will teach you how to prepare the meal using a couple of cooking tricks and secret recipes. Your meal will be prepared in a traditional way and will be accompanied by the finest Hvar wines.

  • Cruise to the Pakleni Islands

    After Island Hvar, we will cruise you over to the Pakleni Islands. There, you can enjoy the blue Adriatic waters by snorkeling, swimming and relaxing while we teach you about some history of the location.

  • Relax in the Cruise

    A perfect ending to the day by relaxing in the boat cruise back as the sun comes close to setting.

  1. Island of Hvar

    A gem in amidst the Adriatic Waters, you will find Hvar as one luxurious Island to spend your vacations at. The lifestyle you get to see there are what dreams are made of. You can date back Hvar to some 6000 BC.

  2. Tudor Family

    A beautiful legend is attached to Tudor Family. It is believed that one of the sons of the English royal family which went by the name of the Tudor that ruled in the 16th century when sailed across world seas, had a shipwreck on the Milna beach. There he met with a girl and decided to settle here.


  3. Adriatic Waters

    This sea is the one that differentiates the Italian Peninsula from the Balkan Peninsula.


  4. Pakleni Island

    If you have been to Hvar Town you must pay a visit to Pakleni Island which offers crystal-clear waters, hidden beaches, and deserted lagoons.


  • Local cheese with island extra virgin olive oil
  • Marinated anchovies
  • Different types of homemade pates like artichoke or pate

Main course:

  •  Wild boar prepared on “hunters way” with homemade gnocchi
  • “Peka” – a traditional meal with lamb or mixed lamb and veal under the iron bell covered with ash


  • “Pecica na tecicu” – special but simple traditional dessert with almonds
  • “Rozata” with Prosek (sweet dessert wine)


  •  Wine, water, grappa – local brandy made by your host
  • Local wine, water, Turkish coffee
Cranchi Endurance 41
– 1100 €
Jeanneau Prestige 34
– 1000 €
  • Skipper
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Towels 
  • Go Pro Camera  
  • WiFi
  • Welcoming snack 
  • Quality wine
  • Beer
  • Natural Water and Juice


  • Ticket for Culinary Tour / 195 € per person
  • Fuel