Photo: TZ Hvar
The island of Hvar is two hours away by ferry boat from Split, and one hour away by Catamaran.
Hvar is considered one of the most famous of the Dalmatian's islands, populated ever since the prehistoric times, going back 6000 years. Its character is determined by a Mediterranean climate with minimal amount of rainfall, beautiful nature, rich tradition, cultural and natural monuments and glorious night life.
The island is also famous for its fields of lavender, vineyards, and entertainment.
Of the island's towns the most famous are:
The Town of Hvar - with its beautiful port, the oldest public theatre in Europe built in 1612, summerhouse of Hanibal Lucić...
The Town of Stari grad - the oldest town in Croatia, and known for its cooling climate during the summer months due to the forest and the summer breeze. Town which besides vineyards and olive trees has so much more to offer in cultural and historical monuments such as Tvrdalj - a Renaissance castle, Škor - small Baroque square, Biankini Palace.
The Town of Jelsa - is right by the sea in the middle of the northern side of the island of Hvar. It is the only town on the island with its own source of drinking water, dominated by urban and architectural design of the 19th century, but there are also traces of prehistoric, ancient and Medieval architecture, from various churches, town squares...
Tourist board of city Hvar
Trg sv. Stjepana b/b, HR 21 450 Hvar
Tel: + 385 (0)21 741 059,