Island of Hvar

Hvar is known as the island of sunshine, lavender and beautiful turquoise sea. It’s one of top destinations in Croatia, balancing peace and quiet with rich restaurant and entertainment scene. With its numerous beaches, it’s perfect for those wanting a beach holiday, but it’s also a great bite-size destination for those visiting for just a day or two, who like to do some sightseeing and enjoy local cuisine in world-class restaurants.

Hvar At A Glance

How to get there: Ferry, catamaran or private boat

Population of Hvar 11,103

What to See in Hvar Climb the hill behind glitzy Hvar Town for stunning views of the Pakleni Islands. Venture inland to see fields of lavender. Explore sleepy Stari Grad.

Places to visit around Hvar Pakleni Islands, Jelsa, Stari Grad

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Cruises that visit Hvar

Things to do in Hvar

  • Visit hidden jewels of Hvar

    Discover beautiful Stari Grad (Old Town), Croatia’s oldest town. Known for it’s rich history, vineyards and Olive gardens it’s truly a place worth visiting. Visit town’s small square and st. Nicolas church. Surrounded by two highest mountains of the island, lies a small town called Jelsa. Know for it’s beautiful beaches and pine forests it’s the best place to relax at. If beaches aren’t your thing, don’t worry, Jelsa has a lot of land activities to offer as well.

  • Visit the Old Town of Hvar

    Explore the beautiful stone streets of “Piazza”, Hvar’s beautiful square. Visit St. Stephan’s Cathedral and after that enjoy the sun at one of the local restaurants and try delicious, traditional Croatian food.

  • Old Fortress of Hvar

    Fortress Fortica, or as locals call it Spanjola, was built in 16th century. Part of a castle it served as a protection, but today the fort holds collections of amphora and other antiquities from the Mid evil ages. What the fortress is best known for is the beautiful and breathtaking panoramic view of Hvar and its surrounding islands.

  • Day trip to Paklinski islands

    If you are looking for an adventure visit the crystal-clear waters, hidden beaches and deserted lagoons of the Pakleni Islands (Pakleni otoci), a gorgeous chain of wooded isles that stretches out immediately in front of the town. The name is often translated as ‘Hell’s Islands’, which is believed to come from paklina, a pine resin that was once harvested on the islands to water proof the boats.

  • Beautiful hidden beaches of Hvar

    Being the sunniest place in Croatia, Hvar is the perfect place to get your tan on. From very public to secluded beaches, it has everything you need for a perfect summer get away.

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Restaurants in Hvar

  • Restaurant Black Pepper

    A playful and compact menu encourages the more daring Croatian delicacies, like octopus, to be seen as worth a try. Take a seat at a candle – lit, gingham – covered table perched on cobbled steps leading down to the waterfront.

  • Fig Cafe Bar

    The diverse influences of this family – run cafe’s founders shines through in the blend of Mexican, North American, Croatian and Mediterranean flavours. Try delicious homemade flatbreads stuffed with ricotta and fig, salads with soft peach and sweet potato or a Turkish coffee.

  • Restaurant Dalmation

    Expect a true Croatian welcome from the friendly staff at Dalmatino. Food is simple but fresh and delicious, and you’ll find excellent vegetarian options. Send email to make a reservation as they often get busy.

  • Restaurant Mediterraneo

    A crowd – pleaser, conveniently located near the main harbour. Take a table in the pretty courtyard for a cooling beer and some tasty sharing morsels.

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