The Top FAQs about Hvar - Local Travel Guide

The Top FAQs about Hvar - Local Travel Guide

The Hvar Island has become an irreplaceable place for those who are looking for a perfect family holiday or exciting Hvar nightlife with friends. Here you will find answers to questions; Why Hvar and what you can visit there, which Hvar places you have to see, in which clubs you can party all night and which Hvar restaurants to visit.

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Why you should choose Hvar

The island of Hvar, the king of Dalmatian islands, has always been known for its important strategic and nautical position, its rich history, culture, literature, and numerous natural beauties. Thanks to the mild climate, warm winters, and pleasant summers, Hvar continuously hosts many guests who are attracted by the luxurious Mediterranean nature, rich tradition and nightlife. Hvar is one of the ten most beautiful Europe islands. The lavender fields, ancient olive groves, and vineyards stretch across the island, creating perfect harmony between nature and man.

Hvar Town, Waterfront PromenadeHvar Town, Waterfront

What is so special about Hvar Island

Whatever your dream vacation may look like, you can be sure that everything can be found precisely here on Hvar: nightlife and cultural attractions of the town of Hvar, boat trips to the Pakleni Islands, sandy beaches near the town of Jelsa, the ancient and the modern parts of the town of Stari Grad, heavenly beaches under pine trees in Zavala, exotic atmosphere of the south cliffs in Ivan Dolac, Sveta Nedjelja and Milna, "the little Venice" atmosphere in Vrboska, the endless lavender fields near Gdinj, Zastrazisce and Bogomolje, many quiet and hidden coves around Sucuraj – and this is only just a glimpse of the experience that waits for you.


What you can see in Hvar Old Town

The town proudly exhibits the Fortress Fortica (Spanjola), Hvar's Cathedral and the Franciscan Monastery. The oldest public theatre in Europe is built precisely in this city. Notable domestic and foreign architects constructed it. However, Hvar is not only about the monuments. There is also the Port of Hvar and the stunning Pakleni Islands, located in front of the Hvar Bay.

Hvar Town Port ViewHvar Town Port View

Why you should visit the Pakleni Islands

The Pakleni Islands are undoubtedly the most beautiful part of Hvar, and perhaps of the entire Croatian Riviera. Woody islands, immersed in the clear, azure sea, beaches, resorts, and countless hidden coves, stone terraces facing the sun and the beautiful secluded lagoons present "Arcadia in the palm of the hand". There are beautiful bays and small islands Jerolim, Stipanska, Zdrilca, Palmizana, Vlaka, Mlini and others where you can experience surreal beauty.

Pakleni islands archipelago in front of Hvar townSailing destination in Croatia - Pakleni islands archipelago in front of Hvar town

View of Pakleni islands from the Fortress viewView of Pakleni islands from the Fortress view


Why you should visit The town of Stari Grad on Hvar island

The town of Stari Grad is the oldest town in Croatia, a contemporary of Aristotle. The Greeks from the island of Parosfounded this town and called it Pharos. The historical heart of the island, ancient Pharos (Stari Grad), is built in a place where the deep bay transforms into the fertile field, with cultivated vineyards and olive groves since ancient times. Due to its location, it was a favorite destination of seafarers for centuries, and today it is a haven for boaters, who always visit its old bay while sailing across the Adriatic. Stari Grad is the ideal starting point for long walks and trips along the sunniest and most fragrant of the Croatian islands. Comfortable accommodation, numerous taverns, and restaurants with domestic food and traditional good wine will provide you with a vacation you will never forget.

What else should you experience on the Island of Hvar

In the central part of the island of Hvar lies the town of Jelsa. The area of Jelsa has a concaved coastline, with numerous bays, where you can find perfect privacy and peace. These coves are ideal for swimming and sunbathing - sand, gravel or pebble beaches, situated by the pine trees provide perfect relaxation during hot summer days.

Bonj Les Bains Beach in front of the Amfora Hotel in Hvar Croatia Bonj Les Bains Beach in front of the Amfora Hotel in Hvar , Croatia


What is there to do on Hvar island

The untouched coves near the towns can be visited by car, bicycle or walking through the Mediterranean landscapes. These bays are perfect for swimming and relaxing where you will also find a restaurant or acafe for refreshment. For those who prefer an active holiday and an adrenaline rush, Hvar also offers a variety ofsporting activities: a tandem skydive, scuba diving, surfing, and other water sports, tennis, cycling, trekking, free climbing and many other sports.

Where to drink and eat on Hvar Island

The nightlife in Hvar attracts many young people from all around the world. A typical day involves sleeping in and then going off to drink coffee on the sunny terrace of a local bar, overlooking the waterfront or piazza.


Beach Party at Carpe Diem Beach Bar HvarBeach Party at Carpe Diem Beach Bar Hvar

Clubs, Bars and Beach Bars in Hvar

Some of the most popular clubs and beach bars in Hvar are:

Lounge Bar Laganini, Palmizana, Hvar Lounge Bar Laganini, Palmizana, Hvar

Hvar luxury restaurants

At lunchtime, you can visit one of the many excellent restaurants in Hvar, which always offer catch of the day, local olive oil, vegetables, and high-quality domestic wine. It is also a great idea to take a boat tour across the bay of the Pakleni Islands, where you can enjoy the clean sea and sun until the evening hours. Here are some top recommendations:

Traditonal Croatian Meal, Octopus Peka Traditonal Croatian Meal – Octopus Peka (octopus under the bell)

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