Grohote lies on the edge of Šoltansko polje, at the intersection of the road connecting Stomorska and Maslinica, the two farthest villages on the island, and leading to the port of Rogač.
Šolta’s oldest and largest settlement has always been the economic and administrative centre of the island, despite the fact that its inhabitants were mostly lime-burners, farmers and fishermen.
Municipal offices, a post office, a clinic with a helideck, a pharmacy, a volunteer fire department and a police station are among Grohote’s major public facilities.
The very centre boasts narrow, irregular alleys that close the residential buildings into partially separated units with atriums and taverns, and give away the old rustic Mediterranean charm that no one who walks through its stone alleys can resist. These old and invaluable architectural gems contribute to the authenticity of the island setting, and this is why all reconstruction works are planned in a way to preserve its traditional architectural values. A number of scenes from the famous Croatian TV series Velo misto, filmed mostly in Grohote, give a true presentation of the island lifestyle.
Some of the widely acclaimed island painters like Eugen Buktenica, Marin Kalajzić, Dinko Sule and Vicko Buktenica grew up in these narrow alleys.