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The island Hvar is situated between the islands Brac,
Vis and Korcula.
With its length of 68 km and surface of cca 300 km2 is the fourth
largest Croatian island.
Today Hvar has about 12 000 inhabitants who are mostly engaged in tourism, but also in
fishing, olive growing and viticulture as well as on cultivation of rosemary and lavender.
The island of Hvar has three fish canneries.
Tourism is well developed in the Town of Hvar (the most famous city on
the island), Jelsa, Stari Grad and Vrbovska. For those who prefere vacations
in peaceful and quite environment we recommend numberless small places on the coast
and inside of island such as Milna, Zaraće, Zavala, Sv. Nedelja, Brusje, Dol, Svirće ...
Hvar belongs to a group of Middle Dalmatia Islands and is considered the sunniest
Croatian island, with an annual average of 2726 hours of sun. Thanks to the mild climate,
the warm winters and pleasant summers Hvar receives many guests during all the year.
Hvar is recognizable for its numerous bays, some of which completely uninhabited, and
some reachable only by the sea. Along all the island coast and interiors there is a
large offer of quality accommodation services and probably best choice is private
accommodations in apartments and villas.
Hvar has always been a great tourist destination and almost everyone including
honeymooners, yachters, sea divers, backpackers, young people and even retired couple
love to spend their holidays in the beautifull surrounding of this Adriatic island.
The island of Hvar was populated already in the prehistoric times and later inhabited
by the Illyrians, who came into conflict with the Greek colonizers in the 4th century BC.
Numerous tumuli on the island are of Illyrian origin. Hvar accepted the Greek settlers
but was the only one that had an Ionic settlement (Pharos, today Stari Grad).
In the 7th century island Hvar came under the Principality of Croatia
(Kingdom of Croatia since 925 till 1102). In the following centuries Hvar recognized
the sovereignty of the Croatian-Hungarian ruler, the Bosnian King Tvrtko, the Split
Duke Hrvoje, the Dubrovnik Republic, Venice, France, Austria, Italy, Yugoslavia and,
finally, Republic of Croatia (since 1991).
In the 16th and the 17th centuries Hvar was a prominent centre of the Croatian
literature (Petar Hektorović, Hanibal Lucić). The town of Hvar and other towns and
villages on the island have numerous architectural and cultural monuments, which bear
witness to outstanding artistic traditions of the island, the economic prosperity of
its population and the relations Hvar used to maintain with cultural centres of the past
The largest number of historical monuments on Hvar island were built during the Venetian
domination (16.-18.st.). In Stari Grad in the 16th century was built one of the
architectural examples of a countryside residence on this side of the Adriatic sea -
Hektorovićev Tvrdalj. The town of Hvar as a whole is kind of a monument due to the size
and layout of buildings mostly built of stone, among which should be set aside Cathedral
of St. Stephen, which dominates the main town square, and the Spanish fort, which sat
up over the city. Especially interesting are the church-fortress found in Jelsa and
Vrboska, which were established in the 16th century because of the danger from the
Turks. In some churches to keep a very valuable paintings, of which some attributed to
Rural history of the island can be introduced with the village of Humac, a pastoral
village located 7 km east from Jelsa, and in the villages Pitve, Vrisnik, Svirće,
Brusje and Poljica in the interior of the central part of the island.
Rich cultural and historic heritage of Hvar, that dates back to pre-historic times,
unique gastronomy, beautiful beaches and bays, crystal blue sea, high quality
accommodation in apartments and rooms at private houses, hotels, and the hospitality
of the local people are the guarantees of unforgetable holidays on the island of Hvar.
Ecologicaly cultivated vegetables from Hvar plantages, home made vine and spirit, as
well as fish and crustaceas, fished by Hvar fishermen are something that you will
surely sense while tasting Hvar specialities.
Traditional cuisine of the island of Hvar and of Dalmatia generally, is very simple
and natural, and is recognized today by modern nutritional standards: moderate duration
of cooking, fresh fish and seafood, extra virgin olive oil, vegetables.
There are many possibilities for sport and recreation. Tennis, basketball, football, boccia, biking,
windsurfing and scuba diving attract many visitors.
Summer night life in Hvar is by many said to be 'the richest on the Adriatic'.
Parties literally last all night long, and guests can visit numerous cultural events:
plays, exhibitions, concerts – from the offer of Hvar's summer manifestations.
People start to meet around numerous bars and hotel terraces with music. Some will
stay in the city until dawn or will spread around towards the most popular discos.
Other will go for a long, romantic walk by the sea.
Hvar is home to some of the most unique and beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean.
And with so many to choose from you can experience something different everyday.
Keep in mind that Hvar's coastline is inundated with secluded coves and hidden bays
just waiting to be discovered!
Hvar has a great number of naturist beaches such as: Zečevo,
The town of Hvar Hvar straightway presents itself as a monument. Centuries have ground its
stone, epochs, above all renaissance, have shaped its appearance.
Hvar is a jewel hidden by the time.
The 'must see' spots are the fortress Fortica (Spanjola), the cathedral of Hvar, the
theatre of Hvar (established in 1612) with the arsenal and the Franciscan monastery.
The bay of Palmizana The bay of Palmizana with its sandy beach, is the most popular spot to visit
from Hvar. There are several guest houses and quality restaurants.
The island of Jerolim The island of Jerolim near the town of Hvar, has an authentic name of
'Rasohatac'. Once there was a small Franciscan hospice there.
There are several beaches and restaurants on the island.
Pakleni islands The Pakleni otoci (Pakleni islands) are the most attractive and most
visited spot. The islands can be reached from Hvar by motor boats that leave every 15
minutes. They have been inhabited since Illyrian times.
The Pelegrin peninsula The Pelegrin peninsula, the western point of the island of Hvar, is the
site of a prehistoric settlement of neolithic man and has now been turned into a hunting
preserve. In the bay of Parja there is an excursion spot.
Stari Grad Stari Grad is about twenty kilometers across the island and is a busy resort,
but more relaxed than Hvar town. It has some places worth seeing, which includes the
Tvrdalj, a summer house in a beautiful garden from the sixteenth century.
Look out for the Dominican Monastery with a museum and a Tintoretto exhibited.
Vrboska Vrboska has a beautiful little island in the middle of the bay connected
with bridges, and therefore is often called Little Venice.
The most outstanding object of the architectural heritage on the island is the church
(fortress) of St. Mary of Grace from the 16th century.
Vrboska can be proud of its Fishermen's Museum, whose collection includes all
traditional fishermen's equipment.