Welcome to island of Hvar
Hvar is the perfect holiday spot - relaxed by day and enchantingly chic by night. It also boasts of having more hours of sunshine than anywhere else in Croatia
Hvar has far more than its fair share of good looks and charm. Wooded hills sweep down to meet the red roofs and pale stone walls of magnificent buildings, surveying the palm fringed harbour and sparking turquoise of the Adriatic. It is breathtakingly beautiful, its grand old buildings lending it a sense of gravitas. The magnificent Venetian architecture with ornate balconies and intricately carved spires and towers is picturesque in the extreme. It was once the wealthiest town in Dalmatia and Renaissance palaces shelter beneath the city walls, overlooked by a hilltop fortress.
These days Hvar attracts a different kind of wealth with many impressive yachts moored in its beautiful harbour. There are some seriously swanky restaurants and plenty of stylish bars, however, Hvar still maintains an unassuming allure. There is a wide range of places to eat, many of which still provide great value for money.
Hvar Town has some pebble beaches and there are plenty of rocky swimming places around the seafront promenade. Most people, however, take the small boats which leave every morning for the nearby Pakleni islands with their choice of attractive beaches - most of them pebble and shingle.
Make sure that you head back to town in time to order a cocktail from one of the harbour-front bars and watch the sun set over the sea. Take a promenade along the seafront, past the stalls selling fragrant lavender, which is the main crop of the island, and decide where to have dinner.
It is certainly worth exploring the fascinating buildings of the old town. During the summer months, the streets here are closed to cars, which adds to the evocative atmosphere of days gone by.
Ferry/catamaran services depart from Split for the islands of Hvar & Brac.
Spending a two or three centre holiday combining Split with Hvar or Brac allows you to experience Croatia’s history and natural beauty. You can combine a stay on one or both of these islands with a visit to Split for a fantastic two or three centre holiday, combining sightseeing with relaxation.
Transfers and Distances
Split Airport to Island of Hvar: approx 3 hours by car and ferry / catamaran
Split Airport to Split centre: 30km approx 35 minutes (Car).
Average Temperatures in Split Region