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Travel Guide of Hvar in Croatia by Influencers and Travelers

Hvar is a city and port on the island of Hvar, part of Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia. The municipality has a population of 4,251 while the city itself is inhabited by 3,771 people, making it the largest settlement on the island of Hvar.

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1 - Bol

   10 km away

Bol is a municipality on the south of the island of Brač in the Split-Dalmatia County of Croatia, population 1,630. Bol is renowned for its most popular beach, the Zlatni Rat.

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2 - Paklinski Islands

   6 km away

The Pakleni or sometimes referred as Paklinski islands are located off the southwest coast of the island of Hvar, Croatia, opposite the entrance to the Hvar harbour. Usual local name is Škoji, which means Islands.

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3 - Scenic Flights in Brač

   15 km away

Choose from 6 unique, thematic routes and take off above some of the most famous sightseeing spots around Brač. Your bird's eye view of Dalmatia's stunningly diverse region is an incredible experience not to be missed!From lush fore...

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4 - Jelsa

Jelsa is a town in Croatia, on the island of Hvar, the seat of the eponymous municipality within the county of Split-Dalmatia.

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5 - Fortica

   17 km away

Starigrad Fortress is a 15th-century fortress located near Omiš in Split-Dalmatia county, in Dalmatia, Croatia. The fortress or Fortica was built during the Croatian–Ottoman wars as a primary defence against the Ottoman Empire.

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6 - Španjola

   17 km away
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7 - Gališnik

   18 km away
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8 - Brač

   22 km away

Brač is an island in the Adriatic Sea within Croatia, with an area of 396 square kilometres, making it the largest island in Dalmatia, and the third largest in the Adriatic. It is separated from the mainland by the Brač Channel, which is 5 to 13 km wide. The island's tallest peak, Vidova gora, or Mount St. Vid, stands at 780 m, making it the highest island point of the Adriatic islands.

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9 - Blato

   26 km away

Blato is a municipality on the island of Korčula in Croatia. It can be reached by the main island road from town of Korčula. The road runs through the forests in the middle of the island of Korčula.

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10 - Supetar

   27 km away

Supetar is a town on the northern side of the Dalmatian island of Brač, in the Split-Dalmatia County, in Croatia. It became the island's official centre in 1827.

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11 - Vis

   28 km away

Vis is a small Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea. It is the farthest inhabited island off the Croatian mainland. Once known for its thriving fishing industry in the late 19th and early 20th century, having gained considerable notoriety for its isolation during the times of Yugoslavia, the main present-day industries on the island are agriculture and tourism.

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12 - Marušići

   31 km away

Marušići is a small Croatian village located on the slopes of Dinara mountain, in the east part of the Omiš Riviera of the Adriatic Sea, as well as the village of Šestanovac north of Omiš, 36 kilometres from Split, and 18 kilometres from Makarska.

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13 - Korčula

   32 km away

Korčula is a historic fortified town on the protected east coast of the island of Korčula, in Croatia, in the Adriatic.

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Why should you visit Hvar ?

Travel to Hvar if you like:

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How to visit Hvar ?

To reach Hvar, you can fly into Split, Dubrovnik, or Zagreb and then take a ferry or catamaran to the island. There are daily services operated by Jadrolinija and Krilo, with travel times ranging from 1 to 2.5 hours, depending on the route and vessel.

It's recommended to book your accommodation and any activities or tours in advance, especially during the peak season (June to August). This ensures you get the best possible options and avoid disappointment. Some popular activities include wine tours, sailing excursions, and guided city tours.

The costs of visiting Hvar can vary depending on your travel style. Budget travelers can expect to spend around €50 per day, while those seeking a more luxurious experience might spend €150 or more per day. In general, prices for accommodations, meals, and activities are reasonable but can increase during the peak season.

There's no shortage of activities in Hvar. Explore the historic Hvar Town, visit the impressive Spanjola Fortress for panoramic views, or relax at one of the many beaches such as Dubovica and Milna. Adventure enthusiasts can enjoy hiking, cycling, or even scuba diving in the crystal-clear waters.

When it comes to dining, Hvar offers a variety of options. For a taste of local cuisine, visit Konoba Menego, which serves traditional Dalmatian dishes in a cozy atmosphere. For a more sophisticated dining experience, head to Divino, which offers modern Mediterranean cuisine paired with an extensive wine list. Dalmatino Hvar is another excellent choice, known for its seafood and steak offerings.

For accommodations, consider staying at the Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort, which offers comfortable rooms and stunning sea views. Alternatively, the Adriana Hvar Spa Hotel provides a luxurious experience with its rooftop pool and wellness facilities. Budget travelers can opt for one of the many guesthouses, such as Villa Milton Hvar, which offers affordable rooms within walking distance of the city center.

Off the beaten path:

For a unique and less-touristy experience, consider visiting the abandoned village of Malo Grablje, located just a few kilometers from Hvar Town. This tiny, centuries-old village offers a glimpse into the past and the opportunity to explore its stone houses and narrow streets. You can reach Malo Grablje by hiking or cycling from Hvar Town, making it a perfect adventure for nature lovers. While there, don't miss the chance to dine at the rustic, family-run Konoba Stori Komin, which offers delicious, authentic meals prepared with locally sourced ingredients in a charming, rustic setting.

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The island of Hvar is one of the most beautiful islands in Croatia

With its dreamy landscape, rich monumental heritage, and incredible nightlife.

The mild climate helps the arrival of many tourists from all over Europe and the world also in transatlantic ships. In high season the island is crowded with people and even boats, one wonders if the size of the island is too small for so many tourists. It is about 70 km long and 4 km wide (10 km wide on some parts of the island).
Among the Dalmatian islands, it is the most touristic and luxurious: you can see private yachts arriving at the port of Hvar, and many 4 or 5-star hotels. It is the favorite island of celebrities. However, it is possible to go off-season to explore the island of Hvar away from the summer tourist crowds, to get to know the old town of Stari Grad, to cycle around the island, or to take walks or boat trips to get closer to nature and bathe in its heavenly beaches.

The island of Hvar also offers you lavender fields next to Brusje, Gdinje, Bogomolje, and Zastrasik; sandy beaches next to Jelsa; the atmosphere in the "Little Venice" in Vrboska; boat trips to the islands of Hell; the beautiful bays around Sucuraj; the wilder southern part of Hvar: Sveta nedjelja, Milna, Ivan Dolac,...and many other surprises for an unforgettable vacation in Croatia.

The atmosphere of Hvar city

Hvar city is full of life, especially in high season. It can be too crowded, St. Clement's Square, the quays, the restaurants of the Old Town, ...Hvar is an island to party. In the evening, it is the meeting place of the beautiful people, on the Riva, in front of the yachts. You will find bars, pubs, cocktails, and after-beach parties. Hvar is the island of glamour.
However, you can go to the narrow streets of the Old Town to find a different, quieter atmosphere.

Around the island of Hvar

A must on your visit to the island of Hvar is a visit to the Pakleni Islands (Pakleni Otogi). Take a cab boat from the center of Hvar to the island of St. Clement, the largest and most popular of the Pakleni islands. There is also a nudist island: Jerolim.

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Hvar

How to get to Hvar?

There are ferries from Split, Stari Grad, Drvenik and Sucuraj, and catamarans to Jelsa and the town of Hvar. South of Makarska, you can take a ferry to Sucuraj (south of Hvar).
There are also seasonal lines that go from Rijeka to Dubrovnik and stop in Hvar.

Average temperatures fluctuate from 12° (January) to 30° (July).
The temperature of the sea varies from 14° to 25°. The not recommended months are November, October, and December.
We recommend the months of May, June, July, August, and September to visit Hvar.

Here is our list of things to do in Hvar :

  • Stroll around the harbor
  • Get lost in the small streets of Hvar
  • Admire the view from the fortress of Hvar
  • Swim in the crystal clear waters
  • Rent a scooter and ride around the island
  • Walkthrough the lavender fields
  • Enjoy a little peace in Stari Grad
  • Party in Hvar at Carpe Diem

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