Hvar is the Dalmatian island located between Korcula Island and Island of Brac. It is well known 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 a 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 specific climate characteristics.
Town Hvar 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 its lavender and rosemary and it has a centuries-long tradition in producing lavender 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:
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
- All hotels on Hvar Island – book here!
- List of all hotels in Hvar
Hostels, Apartments and Private accommodation in Hvar:
- Curin Hvar GuesthouseGuesthouse 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 ZakariaOur 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 nePrices from €11.00 – Check House Zakaria, Hvar availability
- The Green LizardTruly a relaxed hostel, with great location, facilities and friendly staff.Prices from €16.39 – Check The Green Lizard, Hvar availability
- All hostels on Hvar Island, book here!
- Camping on Hvar Island – list of camping sites on Island of Hvar.
Getting to Hvar – ferries to – arrival and departures timetables:
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. below are list and links to ferries that sails to Hvar ( also, see the map)
Ferries from Italy to Hvar:
- Ferries from Italy to Hvar
- Ferry Ancona – Hvar
- Ferry Pescara – 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:
Hvar town, with its rich cultural and historic heritage is placed in a bay, protected by the Pakleni otoci group of islands. Hvar has a century old tourist tradition and is nowadays the tourist center and port on the southwestern side of the island of the same name. The island is well known for its pleasant and mild climate with plenty of sunshine (2715 sunshine hours per year), natural beauties, extensive restaurant offer and numerous sports and recreational facilities. It is a very attractive destination for tourists. Although the summer season is most popular, the winter season is gaining on importance. Health tourism has been developing thanks to favorable climate conditions.
The rich subtropical vegetation (palm trees, myrtle, agaves, laurel, rosemary and pines) grows on the island. The cultural and historic heritage includes the cathedral, Franciscan monastery, Hvar theatre, fortifications with splendid views of the Pakleni Otoci group of islands and the island of Vis.
Accommodation is available in hotels, apartments and pensions, while the camping site is located in the vicinity. Tourism started to develop in the 1920s.
Today, Hvar is one of the most frequently visited tourist centres in Dalmatia. The town has extensive sports and recreational offer, as well as a rich entertainment program, especially in the summer season that lasts longest in this part of Croatia. It is connected to the mainland by ferry lines to Split, Rijeka, Zadar and Dubrovnik. There are also ferry lines to other islands.
Visits in the middle of June when the Hanibal Lucic Sonnet Days take place or during the Hvar Summer Festival, from the middle of June to the middle of October. Visits to the Pakleni otoci, a small group of islands in front of Hvar, where you can enjoy the sun and the sea in numerous, secluded bays surrounded by trees
In Hvar, the rule that hotel guests pay half price if it rains all day and nothing at all if it snows is applied. Those interested in diving courses can do so in the diving clubs Amphora, Viking, Laguna Lorna and Nautica. Those who would like to organize a congress can do so in hotel Amphora that has a congress centre. The sports and recreational offer includes tennis, table tennis, basketball, boccia, bowling and water sports equipment rental.
Hvar Travel News:
Hvar – additional info:
- 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
- Other related links : about Dalmatia , Photos of Croatia