Gornji Humac was a shepherds’ settlement set in the region once known for its centuries-long cattle-breeding that is founded upon the abundance of dry, fragrant herbs and ponds.
The village is situated on the gentle slopes of a hill in the island interior and towards the eastern coast. The highroad skirts it from the south where it starts off towards Selca, Bol and Pražnica. The two-eaved roofs are generally covered with slabs and whitened in lime and thus appear as the purifying watercourses from which water flows to the village cisterns. Behind the houses are large yards and sties, cattle-enclosures and stables.