“The island of Hvar is the queen of the Croatian Dalmatian islands. It has been famous since the antique because of its important strategic and nautical position, the rich of the various historical periods, the culture and natural monuments and the literature. Thanks to the mild climate, the warm winters, and pleasant summers Hvar receives many guests, scientists and travelers, who are attracted by the dense Mediterranean nature, rich tradition and architecture, and nightlife.”

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hvar panorama

4 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT HVAR:

1) Hvar is the sunniest place in Croatia (over 2700hours)
2) First public theater in Europe
3) Famous for lavender fields
4) One of the best nightlife in Croatia

Things to do in Hvar

MUST SEE ATTRACTIONS

Hvar Fortress

It was built at the beginning of the 16th century (during the Venetian rule) and was reconstructed in 1579. Today the fort holds a collection of amphora and other exhibits from antiquity and the Middle Ages. Besides experiencing its exquisite architecture, you will experience an unforgettable panoramic view of the city of Hvar, its surroundings and the Pakleni islands. It is truly a stunning view.

fortress hvar

st. stephen square hvar

St. Stephen’s Square & Cathedral

Together with Bishop’s palace, encloses the east side of the biggest square in Dalmatia – Hvar’s Pjaca (St. Stephen’s sq.). The cathedral is dedicated to St. Stephen, the Pope, and martyr, patron of dioceses and city of Hvar. Hvar’s cathedral is also the center of the old town of Hvar.

“Pakleni” Islands

The Pakleni islands are located off the southwest coast of the island of Hvar, Croatia, opposite the entrance to the Hvar (city) harbor.  It is best to sail through them and have a swimming stop in the beautiful turquoise water. A whole body and mental refreshment. Also, few of these islands are also popular party places full of beach parties and lounge bars. There is something for everyone.  

Pakleni islands

hvar' theare

Hvar’s Theatre

Believe it or not, Hvar’s theater is one of the first municipal theatres in Europe. It was founded in 1612. Built on the ancient Arsenal which was a space used for repairing of galleons, and a storage of various seafaring tools. The theater’s exterior is mostly preserved in its original form. The interior architectonics is from the 19th century.

 

 

HVAR IS ALL ABOUT EATING QUALITY FOOD

 

Presenting few restaurants, cafe, and market where you can expect only superb food, produce and amazing dishes for good prices. Everything you need for gastronomic superb experience

 

Restaurant Divino

The restaurant DiVino offers a breathtaking view of the Hvar archipelago Pakleni Islands, making it the perfect place to indulge in the colors, sounds, and scents of the Mediterranean. Friendly gatherings, business meetings, birthdays, proposals or even wedding celebrations. A unique gastronomy and superb sorts of wine.  

restaurant divino hvar

Restaurant Apolon

The culinary team of restaurant Apolon is especially proud of their modern and versatile menu, but also the fact that all our tasty meals are made exclusively of fresh groceries. Each meal from our menu is carefully and attentively prepared for you by our team who is going to make sure that each your visit to Restaurant Apolon is a unique experience. 

restaurant apolon hvar

Restaurant Gariful

Restaurant Gariful is a small family business with a large international reputation. Situated on the exclusive water-front of Hvar Town – Lonely Planet’s number five destination for 2012 – Gariful is the island’s most luxurious fish restaurant, renowned for its fresh seafood, outstanding wine and champagne list, aquarium floor, and complete dining experience. 

restaurant hvar gariful

 

Zori Restaurant

This family-owned and run restaurant have gained a prestigious and regular clientèle from all over the world and for very good reason. From the intimate setting and personal, yet professional service, attention to detail and the extraordinary dishes available to you, this truly is an exceptional place that you will wish to return to, time and again.

Restaurant Passarola

Discover the amazing restaurant Passarola and fulfill your senses with all the wonders you can imagine, excellent cuisine complemented with supreme wines, served by friendly staff in a beautiful ambiance of Passarola, often with live music, gives you a rare opportunity to supreme culinary experience and build memories for a lifetime. 
restaurant passarola hvar

Restaurant Bonaca

This family has been in the culinary business for many years. They are one of the first restaurant businesses in Hvar in the 70’s and during the last century. A rich palette of Mediterranean specialties and a wine chart will thrill even the most demanding gourmet. A lot of the dishes are recognized as Croatian gastronomic jewels and numerous rewards acknowledge this.