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

  • Unforgettable Croatia, Dubrovnik, Croatia

    7 Night Dubrovnik to Opatija Signature Cruise

    Discover the full length of the spectacular Croatian coastline on this 7-night Signature balcony cruise from the impressive UNESCO listed Old Town of Dubrovnik and finishing in the Austro-Hungarian inspired Old Town of Opatija. Enjoy a week visiting spectacular cities, beautiful national parks, pristine secluded bays and delicious on board dining and interesting daily excursions.
    • 7 Nights
    • Price From: $1,995
    • Board: Breakfast & Lunch
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  • Dubrovnik, Croatia, Unforgettable Croatia

    7 Night Dubrovnik to Split Signature Cruise

    Set sail aboard a luxury small-ship cruising vessel, complete with spacious cabins that feature private balconies. Look forward to delicious meals onboard, and off, including opportunities to sample the traditional cuisine with fresh wine and oysters. This cruise includes unforgettable tours to visit popular destinations and hidden gems, including Hvar, Korcula, Vis and Mljet National Park, Krka Waterfalls and culminating in the ancient city of Split.
    • 7 Nights
    • Price From: $1,895
    • Board: Breakfast & Lunch
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  • Unforgettable Croatia, Rab Island, Croatia

    7-Night Opatija to Dubrovnik Signature Cruise

    This Signature Opatija to Dubrovnik cruise takes in some of the most alluring destinations along the Croatian coastline in 7-nights. With stops on Rab, ‘the island of love,’ Zadar, Sibenik, Split, Hvar, Korcula and Dubrovnik, as well as a tour through the spectacular Krka National Park and waterfalls. In between these exciting exploits you’ll have plenty of time to immerse yourself in the crystal-clear blue waters of the Adriatic and soak up the Mediterranean sun.
    • 7 Nights
    • Price From: $1,995
    • Board: Breakfast & Lunch
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  • Unforgettable Croatia, Split, Croatia

    7-Night Split to Dubrovnik Signature Cruise

    Discover the beautiful Dalmatian coast aboard a brand new luxury Split to Dubrovnik cruise featuring spacious cabins with private balconies. Visit the best Croatia has to offer including the UNESCO listed Old Towns of Split, Korcula, Sibenik and Dubrovnik. Witness breathtaking nature at the Krka National Park and Mljet National Parks. With delicious onboard dining and evenings spent sampling local restaurants in each of the islands you visit.
    • 7 Nights
    • Price From: $1,895
    • Board: Breakfast & Lunch
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  • Unforgettable Croatia, Split, Croatia

    7 Night Deluxe Split to Dubrovnik Cruise

    Explore the beautiful wonders of the Southern Dalmatian coast on our Deluxe Split to Dubrovnik cruise and enjoy a truly unforgettable experience. Relax on board a new and luxurious ship with balconies. Enjoy visiting the impressive UNESCO listed cities of Split, Korcula and Dubrovnik along with jet-set Hvar and the charming towns of Trogir and Vis. With gourmet oyster and wine tasting experiences this is not a cruise to miss!
    • 7 Nights
    • Price From: $1,595
    • Board: Breakfast & Lunch
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  • Unforgettable Croatia, Croatia, Split

    7 Night Deluxe Cruise from Split

    Explore the beautiful Dalmatian islands on this return deluxe cruise from Split, on a new ship with overnight stops in Split, Korčula, Mljet, Pelješac, Hvar, Bol and 2 nights in Dubrovnik.
    • 7 Nights
    • Price From: $1,895
    • Board: Breakfast & Lunch
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  • Unforgettable Croatia, Dubrovnik, Croatia

    7 Night Deluxe Dubrovnik to Split Cruise

    Enjoy the wonders of the stunning Southern Dalmatian Coast as you set sail on our deluxe Dubrovnik to Split cruise. Watch the islands go by from the comfort of your cabin balcony or sun deck. Discover magnificent UNESCO listed Old Towns including Dubrovnik, Split, Korcula and Trogir. Enjoy fresh oyster and wine tasting experiences along with a visit to the enchanting Blue Cave and stunning Mljet National Park.
    • 7 Nights
    • Price From: $1,595
    • Board: Breakfast & Lunch
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Things to do in Hvar

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    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.

  • Medieval castel, Hvar

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

Private Tours

  • Croatia, Dubrovnik, Unforgettable Croatia

    Taste of Dalmatia Private Tour

    A gourmet tour of Croatia, renowned for its Mediterranean-style diet, rich in seafood and served with organic ingredients. Taste the local specialties, such as ‘pašticada’ or octopus prepared under ‘peka’, or seafood on ‘buzara’ washed down with the local ‘rakija’ wine.
    • 10 Nights
    • Price From: $2,595
    • Board: Bed & Breakfast
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  • Unforgettable Croatia, Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Game of Thrones Tour

    Travel in luxury on an exclusive and handcrafted ‘Game of Thrones’ tour, visiting the real-life filming locations for this magical world. Learn about the history of each of these magnificent settings with your private tour guide.
    • 7 Nights
    • Price From: $2,250
    • Board: Bed & Breakfast
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  • Dubrovnik

    Essence of Dalmatia Private Trip

    A perfect introduction to stunning Croatia and the endlessly beautiful Dalmatia region on this private tour. A journey through 3 delightful cities in Split, Hvar and Dubrovnik. Discover magnificent UNESCO listed heritage, breathtaking national parks and idyllic sun island life.
    • 9 Nights
    • Price From: $2,795
    • Board: Bed & Breakfast
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  • Croatia Luxury Island Hopping

    Passion on the Adriatic Private Trip

    Discover ancient Split, crystal-clear waters of Hvar, delicious food and wine in Korcula and UNESCO listed Dubrovnik on this unforgettable honeymoon.
    • 10 Nights
    • Price From: $2,795
    • Board: Bed & Breakfast
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  • Dubrovnik

    Highlights of Croatia Private Tour

    Hit the highlights on this journey through some of the best of Croatia, from the capital city of Zagreb to Dubrovnik. Soak up breathtaking scenery, take expert led tours, and taste plenty of mouthwatering Dalmatian cuisine. Just a few of the most unforgettable flavors include; an introduction to rare truffles on the stunning Istrian peninsula, Ston’s famous oysters, and fine local wines on Hvar.
    • 12 Nights
    • Price From: $3,150
    • Board: Bed & Breakfast
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  • Dubrovnik

    Croatia & Montenegro Heritage Tour

    A journey of discovery of the rich and diverse Croatian heritage encompassing Greek, Roman, Venetian and Ottoman eras. Explore the history, culture and natural beauty of the remarkable Dalmatian region, including the delightful charm of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. A cultural trip to savour.
    • 10 Nights
    • Price From: $3,395
    • Board: Bed and Breakfast
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  • Rovinj

    Venice & Croatia Private Tour

    Visit the enchanting canals of Venice and a collection of Croatia’s most stunning cities and natural attractions. This includes UNESCO listed sights such as Dubrovnik, charming towns in Bosnia, beautiful national parks and astonishing cities perched on the beaches of the Adriatic.
    • 10 Nights
    • Price From: $3,699
    • Board: Bed & Breakfast
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Restaurants in Hvar

  • 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.

  • Restaraunt 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.

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