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Hvar, the island of sunshine and lavender is a popular tourist destination in the Mediterranean. The privileged natural conditions and adequate historical reasons have made areas of the island of Hvar some of the very interesting parts of the Adriatic coast. Only an island can offer such a wonderful joy of life which emerges from the smell of herbs, earth, stone, and sea and from every grain of sunlight. It seems as if the sun found its home on this island. You don’t need to navigate far away in order to experience the fullness and grandeur of life - it is sufficient to navigate from basin to basin on the island of Hvar. The island of Hvar is proof that even the wildest dreams can become reality and that reality can seem like a dream.

1. The Town of Hvar

1. The Town of Hvar

It is a central location on the island of Hvar, which is now an important tourist destination with a centuries-old tradition of organized tourism. The Town of Hvar, just like many places on the Adriatic coast, is attractive due to its numerous cobbled, narrow streets that are here called “kale”. Walking through kale provides pleasure and an authentic experience of the Dalmatian architecture.

2. The Town of Sućuraj

2. The Town of Sućuraj

It is a small tourist fishing village and portrich in beautiful sand, gravel and rocky beaches. Sućuraj is often experienced only as a port, but it should be noted that this place has an interesting past that is different from the past of other Croatian settlements. Stay longer in Sućuraj, get to know the place better and make sure to visit the "Fishermen's Nights" during July and August.

3. The Town of Stari Grad

3. The Town of Stari Grad

Stari Grad (“The Old Town”) abounds in cultural and artistic events that are held during summer on the squares and streets of the Town. The oldest town in Europe preserves its ancient history that can be felt by walking its streets that have been resisting change for centuries. Visit Stari Grad and see for yourself why its value and beauty have been recognized by the UNESCO, enlisting it among the protected World Cultural Heritage Sites.

4. The Fortica Fortress

4. The Fortica Fortress

From the once central defensive fort of Hvar to a popular tourist spot which the locals and other visitors gladly visit. Fortica, often known as the Spanish fort, had defended residents from an enemy attack several times in the past. Climb the Fortica and enjoy the unique panoramic view of the island of Hvar and the Pakleni Islands from its walls.

5. The Hvar Cathedral (The Cathedral of St. Stephen)

5. The Hvar Cathedral (The Cathedral of St. Stephen)

The Hvar Cathedral is situated at the center of the Town of Hvar, recognizable by a Renaissance bell tower, which is surely one of the finest examples of its kind in the Dalmatian area. The Cathedral abounds in valuable works of art, multi-colored marble altars, organs and valuable church inventory.

6. The Pakleni Islands

6. The Pakleni Islands

The islands that are situated on the southwest of the Island of Hvar are today interesting to sailors and lovers of wild and savage nature, and were at one point a natural protective port of the Town itself.

The Pakleni Islands are an oasis in which everyone can find their piece of paradise. Using the Orvas charter services, sail to this place of natural beauty and enjoy the clearest bluesea, bays, peaceful surroundings and privacy.

7. The Town of Vrboska

7. The Town of Vrboska

A place with the typical village houses and several Baroque and Renaissance buildings, a museum of fishing tools, a church and a fort, known for its rich oeuvre of works of art. Immerse yourself in a hidden cove called Vrboska and you will understand why it is referred to as “Little Venice”.

8. Tvrdalj– the Fortified Summer Residence of Petar Hektorović

8. Tvrdalj– the Fortified Summer Residence of Petar Hektorović

Tvrdalj – the Fortified Summer Residence of the poet Petar Hektorović is among the top destinationsselected by the visitors. This quite interesting Renaissance castle isa monument which tells astory of its creator and those times. Within the walls of the former Renaissance mansion that has thecharacteristics of a monastery, you will find numerous attractions, so make sure to visit the Fortified Summer Residence of Petar Hektorović which took many years to build according to the draft of the poet himself.

9. The Town of Jelsa

9. The Town of Jelsa

A typical Dalmatian town situated in a beautiful bay in the central part of the island of Hvar, on its northern side. Jelsa is a town that has a beautiful square, a park and wonderful beaches where you can enjoy an active vacation without stress, noise or hustle and bustle of the city.

10. Lavender

10. Lavender

A mandatory souvenir that you must take with you from the Island of Hvar is a product made of lavender, but during your stay try lavender ice cream and thus experience the typical taste of the island. This plant has a distinctive and recognizable smell that has a soothing and healing effect on people. Visit lavender fields which adorn this island with their beauty and which will certainly not leave you indifferent.

11. Wine

11. Wine

Hvar is an island of the sun, lavender, olives and wine. Explore the wine cellars and try high quality wines, among which Plavac of Hvar is the most famous one that has gained recognition in the wine industry due to its superb quality.

Accommodation on Hvar

Aparthotel Pharia

Aparthotel Pharia

Location: Grad Hvar
Category: ***
Total number of beds: 40+30


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Villa Liza

Villa Liza

Location: Grad Hvar
Category: ****
Total number of beds: 8


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Villa Dane

Villa Dane

Active accommodation Wine accommodation

Location: Grad Hvar
Category: ****
Total number of beds: 8


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Villa Cvita

Villa Cvita

Active accommodation Wine accommodation

Location: Grad Hvar
Category: ****
Total number of beds: 8


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Villa Mare

Villa Mare

Active accommodation Pet friendly accommodation

Location: Grad Hvar
Category: ****
Total number of beds: 8


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Villa Regina

Villa Regina

Location: Grad Hvar
Category: *****
Total number of beds: 10


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