Culture meets cuisine in Croatia

Pristine beaches, Baroque churches, terracotta roofs and swaying palms – Gradac has everything you could possibly want from a relaxing Croatian getaway. Right on the coast between the city hubs of Split and Dubrovnik, Gradac is a laid-back, undemanding retreat where you can really escape the crowds.

Gradac holidays offer historical sights, ancient ruins and beautiful beaches at every turn. Add superb seafood, stunning scenery and excellent local wine, and you’ll never want to leave. There’s plenty in store for history buffs, who will enjoy exploring the abandoned 16th-century village that sits above it, while its wild coves and thick pine forests will appeal to nature lovers. In town, cute cafés and boutiques line Gradac’s Venetian-influenced backroads, and the town’s central marina offers rustic fish restaurants and unassuming bars where you can toast the sunset with a cocktail.

Your Gradac questions, answered

Gradac’s large stretch of coastline has plenty to appeal to partygoing friends and families alike. The hotel resorts are often designed with families in mind.
Graced by balmy year-round temperatures, you could visit Gradac at any time, but to get the most from its beaches, the resort is best visited in summer.
This is one of the quietest resorts in the region and you won’t need to worry about encountering throngs of holidaymakers on Gradac’s beautiful beach.

Best things to do in Gradac

Grab a sunhat

Gornja Vala is the best of Gradac’s brilliant selection of beaches – a 5-kilometre sandy stretch surrounded by pine and olive trees, it has a café and restaurant by the sand.

Explore the ruins

The crumbling stone remains of the long-deserted Cista village sit on a hillside near Gradac. The ruins of its 16th-century tower are especially impressive.

Sample the seafood

Gradac is a fishing town and you can be sure you’ll be getting fresh-off-the-boat seafood, which is best paired with a glass of dry local white wine.