The Folklore Tour of Čilipi is perfect for those wishing to experience a taste of Croatia’s past. Located in the picturesque Konavle valley, this small town, badly damaged during the war, has now been restored to its charming and hospitable best.
Here folklore is a way of life and this tour provides the opportunity to experience firsthand Čilipi’s traditional customs and rich heritage. The tour will begin with a welcome drink and a chance to see Čilipi’s beautiful St Nicholas’ church which dominates the main square and dates back to the fifteenth century. Mass will be open to those who wish to attend, followed by a walk through the village with your guide. Here you’ll be able to wander round the stalls where locals offer home made traditional goods and handicrafts that make wonderful souvenirs.
The real highlights of this tour are, of course, the traditional folk dancing performances which take place every Sunday in front of the church. Locals revel in dressing up in their traditional costumes and performing old songs and dances, and over time the festivities have come to define the town. You’ll be enthralled by the dancers’ energy and enthusiasm and get a real sense of the custom and culture that are at the heart of this area. You may even be invited to join in making this a truly memorable trip!
DURATION: approximately 3 hours
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– collection from your hotel by our English-speaking driver/guide
– comfortable people carrier or sedan car
– tickets to folklore programme and the village house/museum
This tour is only available on Sunday mornings from 1st May until 31st October.