In Grohote there
are post office, ambulance with heliport, fire brigade, police,
school, hunting lodge and village hall, marketplace and oil refinery.
People live of agriculture, sea and lately they started producing
quality Šolta lime.
Grohote, together with the whole island of Šolta is famous for its
naive art painters (Eugen Buktenica, Dinko Sule, Marin Kalajzic)
Grohote is situated in the middle of the island at the northeastern
edge of Sridnje polje and at the crossroads of the main Šolta road
that connects Gornje Selo in the east and Maslinica in the west
and the road that goes to Rogač.
The appearance of the old Christian
basilica of St. Stephen which was undoubtedly a parish and a baptismal
church is a further evidence of settling character of the first
people in Grohote while the find of baptismal font proves the process
of Christianization of Illyrian-Roman population of the island in
the 5th and 6th ct.