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.

Port of Jelsa town on Hvar island, Croatia

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.

Medieval architecture Hvar town

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.

Fortica Spanjola, Hvar Croatia

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.

Pakleni Islands Hvar

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.

Scedro Hvar beach

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.

Restaurant Black Pepper 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 Hvar

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 Dalmatino Hvar

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.

Mediterraneo restaurant Hvar croatia

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.