• Klapa Mareta Smokvica

A Klapa is a group of six to nine singers. Klapas used to sing accapela in the evenings in the centre of a place, in a tavern or by the shore for their own pleasure. They often used to sing serenades under their loved one’s window in late night hours. This is how men courted women in these parts.

Today, this kind of courtship is rare, but klapa singing remained. During the summer you can listen to klapas in taverns, restaurants or at concerts. If you wish to experience the real soul of Dalmatia, do not miss a chance to listen to a live klapa performance. Klapa singing is now included in the European Intangible Cultural Heritage list.