The island of Hvar is one of the most beautiful Croatian islands. Hvar’s location at the center of the Adriatic sailing routes has made this island an important base for commanding trade up and down the Adriatic, across to Italy and throughout the wider Mediterranean. Because of its important nautical position It has been famous since antique age. Known for its pleasant summers, mild climate, warm winters and rich night life Hvar receives many guests, travellers, who are attracted by the fabulous nature, chrystal blue sea, old tradition and beautiful arhitecture. At the end we have to mention well-known Hvar cuisine whisch based on a wonderful olive oil, rosemary and other Mediterranean delicacies.
How to get there?
The closest international airports to Hvar are the ones in Split and Dubrovnik (Dubrovnik is 100km from Drvenik and ferry Drvenik – Sucuraj). From Dubrovnik, frequent bus lines are available to Drvenik or Split. If you don’t have organized transportation you can choose taxi or car rental.
Hvar, an ancient town with the most sunny hours of all the islands in the Adriatic Sea. Many people say of the town Hvar that it is a town as from a fairy- tale because it’s arhitecture, wonderful nature mild climate. From the sea, you’ll get the sight of a waterfront promenade strip bordered with a row of palm trees and seven centuries old walls, overtopped by the fortresses protecting Hvar, extending downwards to the town Venetian loggia.
Within easy walking distance from the ferry harbour there is magnificent piazza, the main square is considered the most beautiful of it’s kind in Dalmatia, dominated by St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
Monuments will bring you back into times when Hvar was under Venice, Austria and Napoleon, facinating communal theatre – the oldest in Europe…
Hvar has an enviable selection of various stunning beaches, easy to walk to, a bit more exploring will discover hidden coves, taxi boats will transfer you to any of the Paklinski islands to find “your” beach or the shadow of pine, like Robinson, the Island is a known destination for naturists.
Where to go out in Hvar..
Naughty Hvar has been compared to Ibiza :). There’s are some great bars and summer clubs. The best known of these is Carpe Diem with its arcaded stone facade giving onto a lovely waterside lounge terrace on Hvar’s palm-lined seafront promenade. Oriental wooden furniture and wicker sofas, pricey cocktails, and a mix of sun-tanned celebrities, boaters and all people who enjoy life.
For something a little less dressy, Hula Hula (a 15-minute walk west of Hvar Town), on the seaside path; is a rustic wooden beach bar with fantastic sunset views and chill-out music – a great way to start the evening with a drink. Later on you might call in at grungy rock bar Kiva in a narrow side street off the harbour. And one of the favorites in Hvar Town, Veneranda..a lovely bar playing electronic music with a pool and dance floor, which is hidden away in the pinewoods above the coast, west of town. Here are so many beautiful places to seize the night…Enjoy! 🙂