Hvar

HVAR, CROATIA

Hvar, a fussy destination and a summer resort hub, is located at Croatian Island in the Adriatic Sea. It is the longest and the sunniest Croatian island located off the Dalmatian coast. The place has been famous from ancient times with its beautifully traffic-free marble streets and embellished Gothic palaces. There are vast fields of lavender, olive trees and vineyards in the hillsides of Hvar. There are several good restaurants, bars and hotels here, but thanks to the island’s appeal to well-heeled guests, the prices are seriously inflated.

Climate: Mediterranean climate, gentle winters; warm summers with many hours of sunshine and autumn is slightly warmer than spring. Carry light clothes in summer and slightly warm for winters.

Accessibility:

By Car/ Bus/ Train:  If you travel by car, bus or train you need to reach Split or Drvenik in central Dalmatia, where you can take a ferry to Hvar or catamaran to Hvar (from Split). 

By Plane:  If you go by plane, the closest local and international airports are Split, Dubrovnik and Brac airport, and then you need to take a local bus, rent a car, or  take a taxi to Hvar.

By Ferry:  There are also international ferry lines to Hvar (from Italy), and ferry lines along the coast which stop in Hvar.

Places of Interest

Fortica

Location: BiskupaJurja Dubokovica bbHvar Town, Croatia

Visiting time: Open all 7 days of a week from 08:00am-09:00pm

This medieval castle is located at the site of an ancient Illyrian settlement dating from before 500BC. Head up through the tiny streets of the main square of Hvar. It's a short 20 minute walk through these wonderful small streets up to the mountain to the fortress; once you are there you will see magnificent 360 degree views looking down over Hvar and the Pakleni Islands are magnificent. There is a little gift shop and a cafe up there for refreshment. You will love it and feel worth going there.

Franciscan Monastery

Location: - Šetalište put kri┼ża, Hvar, Croatia

Visiting Time: -Except Sunday open on rest of the days from 09:00am-03:00pm &05:00pm-07:00pm

The Franciscan monastery of Our Lady of Grace stands on the coast just five minutes’ walk from the center. It is the most noticeable building on the coastline. The monastery was built in 1450s and 1460s. The bell tower was built some 40-50 years later.The collection of the monastery of Our Lady of Grace has manuscripts, paintings and sculptures. There are some rare exhibits that you would love to see. There is a painting of “The Last Supper” that will mesmerize you. The 300 year old Cypress in the garden is another delight.

St. Stephen Cathedral

Location: -Hvar, Croatia

Visiting time: -Open all 7 days of a week 09:00am-01:00pm &05:00-09:00pm.

In Hvar town standing on the eastern side of the main square is located the St. Stephen Cathedral, a Roman Catholic Cathedral. It was built in the 16th and the 17th centuries on the site of an early 6th century cathedral. You can still see parts of the old building in the carvings of the choir stalls and in the nave. Its most unique feature is its tall bell tower, rectangular in shape, in which an additional window sprouts at each level. As a result, it has an odd top-heavy appearance, not to be missed at all!

Blue cave tours

Location: TrgSv. Stjepana 38, Hvar, Croatia

Visiting Time: Open all 7 days of a week from 09:00am to 12:30pm

The most popular of the places of interest in Hvar is a tour to the magical Blue Cave at Bisevo, near the neighboring island of Vis. The cave which was formed by erosion from the Adriatic Sea is best visited around 11 and 12 each day, depending on the time of year you visit, to fully appreciate its beauty. The mesmerizing silvery blue color is caused by sunlight that enters the cave from above through an opening and is reflected through the water bouncing off the white limestone bottom. A unique natural phenomenon, it is a wonderful sight to watch.

Palmizana

Location: SvetiKlement, Coartia, Hvar

Visiting Time: Open all 7 days of a week

Palmizana is one of the places that must be visited on a trip to Hvar. It is a quiet and heavenly antidote to the bustle of Hvar town-- a little piece of heaven.There are many trails to explore in the beautiful botanical gardens on the island, and it is very easy to walk from one side to the other of the island.The nice beach in a large cove is an excellent place for swimming and sunbathing though water shoes are recommended for the pebble beach. Behind the sea wall are a number of excellent interconnected outdoor restaurants with incredible views over the water under the shade of olive trees.

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