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

 

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hvar panorama

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT HVAR:

1) Hvar is the sunniest place in Croatia (it gets over 2,700 hours a year!)
2) First to have a public theater in Europe
3) Famous for its lavender fields
4) One of the best nightlife in Croatia

Things to do in Hvar

MUST SEE ATTRACTIONS

fortress hvar

Hvar Fortress

Built during the Venetian rule at the beginning of the 16th century, 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 stunning architecture.

st. stephen square hvar

St. Stephen’s Square & Cathedral

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

Pakleni islands

“Pakleni” Islands

The Pakleni islands are located off the southwest coast of Hvar opposite the entrance to the harbor.  It is wonderful for a swim in the beautiful turquoise water; whole body and mind refreshment. A few of these islands are also popular places for beach parties and lounge bars. There is something for everyone on the Pakleni islands.

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Hvar’s Theater

Believe it or not, Hvar’s theater is one of the first municipal theatres in Europe. It was founded in 1612 and built on the ancient arsenal which was a space used for galleon repairing and storing various seafaring tools. The theater’s exterior is mostly preserved in its original form, while the interior boasts 19th-century design.