hvar11Hvar 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:

Hotels in Hvar:

Hostels, Apartments and Private accommodation in 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 Travel News:

Hvar travel news from Travel Blog:

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