Hvar is the Dalmatian island located between Korcula Island and Island of Brac. It is well kown in Croatia for it's pleasant, very specific climate with a lot of sunshine, very few rainy days and almost no snow at all. The island enjoys lot of sunshine hours during the year, so Hvar is visited during the summer as well as in winter from visitors from all around Croatia and abroad, due to these speciafic climate characteristics.
Town Hvar is is located on the south-western coast of the island of Hvar. It has its unique cultural and historical heritage - cathedral, Franciscan monastery as well as Hvar's theatre and fortresses on the hill that offer a view on the Pakleni Islands and the island of Vis. Pakleni Islands is a small archipelago in front of the Hvar port where, on the Island Sveti Klement, Palmizana Marina is located. Regular connections with Hvar is provided by taxi boats. Hvar is also famous for it's lavender and rosemary and it has a cenuries long tradition in producing lavander and rosemary oils. Hvar is one of the most visited tourist centres of Dalmatia. The town of Hvar is located on the regional road running along the entire island. Bus lines connect all major towns and villages (Stari Grad, Vrboska, Jelsa, etc.). Ferry lines connect Hvar with Split, Rijeka, Zadar and Dubrovnik as well as some major islands of the Croatian Adriatic. Map of Hvar
Accommodation on Hvar Island:
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Hotels in Hvar:
- The Palace Hvar★★★☆☆
"The Palace Hvar is the oldest hotel on Hvar, framed by St. Stephenâ€™s Cathedral and the famous Hvar Theatre in a beautiful setting surrounded by Gothic and Renaissance architecture." Prices from €73 - Number of rooms: 73 - Check The Palace Hvar, Hvar availability
- Aparthotel Pharia ★★★☆☆
"Aparthotel Pharia enjoys a picturesque location 50 metres from the sea and pebble beaches, a pleasant 15-minute walk along the shore to the town centre of Hvar." Prices from €38 - Number of rooms: 21 - Check Aparthotel Pharia, Hvar availability
- "Riva, Hvar yacht harbour hotel" ★★★★☆
"Our newly renowated 4 star hotel is situated on the Hvar waterfront in the town center, in the walking distance from Arsenal & Hvar theatre and franciscan monastery." Prices from €112 - Number of rooms: 54 - Check "Riva, Hvar yacht harbour hotel", Hvar availability
- Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort ★★★★☆
"Amfora hotel is situated on a lovely pebble beach in a picturesque bay (very suitable for families with children), a few paces from the main public beach and some 10 minutes on foot along the sea from the center of the town." Prices from €5 - Number of rooms: 330 - Check Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort, Hvar availability
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Hostels, Apartments and Private accommodation in Hvar:
- Curin Hvar Guesthouse
Guesthouse Curin has a capacity of 28 beds. There are rooms available with 1, 2, 3 or 4 beds and apartments have 3, 4 and 5-10 beds.
Prices from €9.64 - Check Curin Hvar Guesthouse, Hvar availability
- House Zakaria
Our B&B is in downtown, about 3 min. walking distance to the port and the main square. You will enjoy our hospitality, peace and tranquility. We welcome Backpackers and Travelers from around the World. Our multilingual staff is happy to accommodate your ne
Prices from €11.00 - Check House Zakaria, Hvar availability
- The Green Lizard
Truly a relaxed hostel, with great location, facilities and friendly staff.
Prices from €16.39 - Check The Green Lizard, Hvar availability
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- Camping on Hvar Island - list of camping sites on Island of Hvar.
Getting to Hvar - ferries to Hvar - arrival and departures timetables for ferries to Hvar:
Most people travel to Hvar by ferry. Most of the ferries to Hvar sail from Split, or surrounding islands or from Italy. There are no direct ferries from Hvar to Hvar Island but one that sails from Hvar to Hvar Island via Mljet and Korcula. Alternatively, you can drive to Drvenik on the mainland and take a regular car/passenger ferry to Sucuraj on Hvar Island. Bellow are list and links to ferries that sails to Hvar ( also, see the map)
Ferries from Italy to Hvar:
Ferries from Croatian mainland and surrounding islands to Hvar :
Ferry from Rijeka to Hvar (proceeding further to Korcula, Dubrovnik and Bari-Italy); Ferry Split - Bol (Brac) - Jelsa (Hvar); Ferry Drvenik - Hvar (Sucuraj); Ferry Lastovo – Vela Luka – Hvar, Ferry from Korcula to Hvar proceeding to Split ; Ferry from Dubrovik via Mljet and Korcula to Hvar (Stari Grad) proceeding further to Split and Rijeka; Ferry Vis – Hvar (proceeding further to Split) , Ferry Split to Stari Grad (Hvar Island) ... See all Hvar ferries + Comprehensive listing of all ferries to Hvar with timetables,maps and ports: Jelsa, Stari Grad, Sucuraj and Hvar .
Small Photo Gallery of Hvar
Photos of Hvar include : Bay in Sunset at Hvar, Birds View of Pakleni Islands, Bloom of Lavender at Hvar, Celebration Crowd at Hvar, Dry Stone Walls at Hvar , Fisherman and His net Hvar , Gothic Window on Hvar , Hills of Hvar , Hvar - Lavender , Hvar - Stari Grad - Boat Repair , Hvar bay Vrboska, Pakleni Otoci , Hvar Town Main Square, Jelsa Harbour, Lavender Field Hvar, Lines of Lavender at Hvar, Old Olive Tree at Island of Hvar, Old Schooners at Vrboska - Hvar, Olive Grove at Hvar, Olive Tree at Island of Hvar, Palmizana Bay and Marina, Pine Tree Shadow on Hvar, Rive Harbour at Hvar, Sailing boats at Pakleni Islands, Shadows of the palms at Hvar, Small Church at Jelsa Hvar, Starigrad Door Knob, Sunset at Pakleni Islands near Hvar, Sunset at Pakleni Otoci, Vrboska - Island of Hvar, Vrboska at Island of Hvar, Croatia, Vrboska Sunset
Hvar Travel News:
Hvar travel news from Hvar Travel Blog:
Holiday in Hvar – Readers’ writing competition 2011
An article about holidaying on Hvar Island is winner of this year’s The Guardian’s Readers’ writing competition: summer holidays. Subtitled as “Dana Smith thought she had a cove on the island of Hvar, Croatia, to herself – until a naked woman
Hvar among Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Regions for 2012
Chosen by a panel of travel experts, Lonely Planet has named Hvar in its top 10 regions to visit in 2012. The Lonely Planet Best in Travel 2012 book, available on sale, puts Hvar Island at number five on the list. Here
Jadrolinija’s Coastal Ferries will sail from June to October only
According to Jutarnji.hr , Jadrolinija’s Coastal Ferries that connect Rijeka with Dubrovnik via Split, Hvar, Korcula and Mljet , proceeding further to Bari in Italy, will sail from June to October only. As I said in my previous post, the reason for
Hvar Beach Club in 20 hottest European beaches for 2010
In last eddition of Sunday Times , listed under No 13 with subtitle ‘Croatia: Bonj ‘Les Bains’, Hvar ’, Beach Club from Hvar was featured among 20 hottest European beaches for 2010. The article is accompanied with seven photos, one of them features The Adriana
Stari Grad Plain on Hvar Island far older than is believed
The Island of Hvar was once again this year one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Adriatic, attracting many visitors. Hvar enjoys its tremendous popularity on account of its nature, rich and top quality tourist offering as well as
Lopud and Pakleni Islands among 20 undiscovered island gems
In today’s Observer in article titled ’20 undiscovered island gems’ , Sarah Turner ‘reveals a clutch of true hideaways’. Two among ‘undiscovered islands’ are Croatian Islands – here are the excerpts: Lopud, Croatia: Croatia has islands to suit every mood but
Croatia: Sunny coastlines, serene islands
Tom Marchant, the founder of award-winning travel company Black Tomato, wrote an article about his top three spots in Croatia – this is an excerpt: .. Whilst many people know about the charms of Dubrovnik (and rightly so) Croatia still
Enjoy Hvar for its beaches, history and tiny fish restaurants
The town of Hvar, is featured in today’s Telegraph. This is an excerpt from the article: Hvar (pronounced ‘phwoar’, much to my children’s amusement) is the capital of Hvar Island in Croatia. It offers a perfect balance: sunbathing quietly during the
Two holiday recommendations for Croatia
Additional two holiday recommendations for Croatia in recent The Guardian travel supplements: Glam beach retreats for under €100 : Beach bungalows, Palmizana, Croatia Glitzy Hvar is Croatia’s celebrity magnet. It’s here that the moneyed dock their mega yachts, stepping ashore
Stari Grad Plain, Hvar on the UNESCO World Heritage List
Croatia has yet another site on the World Heritage List – The Starigrad Field / Plain at Hvar Island. The decision was made at the 32nd session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee in Quebec, Canada based on the candidacy coordinated
How Hvar got hip – Observer’s article
How Hvar got hip is an article published in Observer – Stylish hotels have never been Croatia’s strong point but one island has given its accommodation a radical makeover. Click on above image to see large photo of Hvar article +
Opened Hotel Amfora in Hvar
After the extensive renovation, worth over 40 milion Euro, the largest hotel in Hvar, Hotel Amfora, renamed to Amfora Grand Beach Resort, has received its first guests. The newly refurbished luxury hotel Amfora Grand Beach Resort now features a exciting cascading
Hvar in 100 summer holidays for 2008 of Sunday Times
In today’s eddition of Sunday Times travel supplement, under the title ’100 summer holidays for 2008′, Island of Hvar is featured among listed 100 of the best trips for summer 2008. The article begins with paragraph: ‘We’ve trawled the brochures
Hvar among 53 Places to Go in 2008 of New York Times
Under the title ” The 53 Places to Go in 2008“, in its travel supplement , New York Times writes about where to go in 2008 and at 11th place (see above image) recommends Hvar as “the St. Tropez of
Croatian Cruising Statistics January to October 2007
According to the Croatian Central Bureau of Statistics (Državni zavod za statistiku – DZS) , Croatia registered during the first ten months of this year 592 cruising trips by foreign cruising ships, which is 8.2% more than in the same
Island of Hvar among World's Sexiest Islands: According to Forbes, the USA business magazine, Hvar is among ten sexiest islands in the world :-) This prestigious title Hvar achieved because of it's clear sea, beautiful beaches and exciting night life... read more + News and Articles from Croatian Islands - collection of news articles about culture, travel and art of Croatian Islands
Hvar - additional info:
- Hvar's neighbouring islands: Brac, Korcula, Vis
- Ferry from Ancona to Stari Grad on Island of Hvar - an article
- Hvar Travel - Travel Agent specialist for Hvar Island. Tourist info, accommodation, excursions, events, news and maps - Hvar Travel
- Map of Hvar - multimap - local map of Hvar Island
- Hvar Travel Directory - info, guides, apartments, rooms, hotels - add your link!
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