Because of its extremely favorable location and defensive capabilities, Pitve has preserved ancient architecture of typical Dalmatian village. Small place will enchant every visitor with its closely related stone houses, narrow cobbled streets and small squares, where past is hidden behind every wooden shutter, while undeniable harmony of nature and human creativity emerge from almost every scene.
On a hillside between the two old villages of Pitve parish church of St. Jacob took place built in 1877 year, offering an exceptional panoramic view of the sea, the large valley, island of Brač, Hvar channel, Jelsa and the surrounding area of Vrboska, Biokovo and Makarska Riviera.
In Pitve at the middle of summer and the greatest heat of summer, you can enjoy fresh air and a very pleasant nights, and the inevitable charm of this village is clean and unspoiled nature with which village is harmoniously fused.
From Pitve from the gorge Vratnik starts an old road that leads to close Zavale serpentines through the hills of St. Anthony (550m) and 1400 m long tunnel that comes out on the south the island of Hvar and leads to Zavale, Ivan Dolac and Sveta Nedjelja.
Tunnel represents a tourist attraction, because there is no lighting in it, and it’s wide enough only for one-way traffic, and the direction of traffic is regulated by the traffic lights at the entrances to the tunnel, whilst the scene that finds you after exiting the tunnel simply takes your breath.
The nearby Jelsa was founded as Pitve port, and today is a tourist center to which Pitve gravitate, where you can find all the necessary services (shops, petrol station, pharmacy, clinic, post office, bank, etc.).