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HVAR "THE TRAVELLER"

"The Traveller" has given the island of Hvar not only the flattering but also well deserved title of being one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in the world.

EXPLORE

There are plenty of things to do in Hvar, a historical and picturesque island along Croatia's Dalmatian coastline. This destination thrives with travellers looking to explore its historic sights and soak up the lavish coastal lifestyle.

HVAR TOWN

One of the island’s most popular destination is Hvar Town, which has lively beaches, modern restaurants, luxury guesthouses, and a lively nightlife scene. Its labyrinth of age-old cobbled and marble streets adds a distinctly Croatian aesthetic.

YOUR ONLY CHOICE

Hvar is an excellent choice if you're looking for a vibrant island setting that's both glamorous and relaxing. You can also find an array of towns and communities around the island that are easily reachable by ferry.

WANDERS OF HVAR

Representing a part of the diverse southern Croatian archipelago, formed by numerous islands, since the earliest days Hvar has been the subject of special recognition, distinguished by both its natural beauty and its cultural strata. It was chosen by the earliest prehistoric inhabitants because of it's pleasant climate and convenient havens and its arable land well-suited for cultivation, as well as for the defence and construction possibilities it offered.

ANCIENT ALLEYWAYS

representing a part of the diverse southern Croatian archipelago, formed by numerous islands, since the earliest days Hvar has been the subject of special recognition, distinguished by both its natural beauty and its cultural strata. It was chosen by the earliest prehistoric inhabitants because of it's pleasant climate and convenient havens and its arable land well-suited for cultivation, as well as for the defence and construction possibilities it offered.

SCENT OF THE TOWN

The delicious smells of Mediterranean cuisine waft down the cobbled paths, while the salty scent of the ocean also permeates the air. If you're looking for a pleasant coffee spot, Kava 37 should be at the top of your list. This chic family-run café is known for its speciality coffee with the beans roasted on-site.

HVAR PORT

Some of the best views of Hvar can be experienced from Tvrdava Fortica (Hvar Fort), which sits high above Hvar Town. It occupies the site of a Byzantine citadel dating back to the 6th century. Follow the signs from the centre square as you summit the stairs, passing by a collection of charming shops. Soon, you'll come to a path that winds its way up through a forest of pine trees lined with native lavender bushes.

Cathedral of St. Stephen

Designed in Baroque style, the cathedral's highlights include its distinctive bell tower, ancient stone reliefs depicting a series of saints, and carved choir stalls dating back to the 15th century. The Cathedral of St. Stephen is in Hvar Town's main square – you can find bakeries and alfresco eateries close to the landmark.

VISION OF SELSA

Jelsa is a serene community on the northern coast of Hvar. While it’s much smaller than Hvar Town, it offers some outstanding sightseeing and dining opportunities. Surrounding the charming harbour is a collection of coffee shops and restaurants, as well as lush parks, town squares and swimming spots. Like Hvar Town, Jelsa has a myriad of alleyways sprawling off the main street. This is where you'll find many of the most authentic dining spots. Artichoke is an excellent choice for wine-lovers, while Eis Café’s homemade desserts and ice creams attract those looking for cooling treats in the Croatian summer.

Travel to HVAR

BY AIR

The closest international airports to Hvar are the ones in Split and Dubrovnik (Dubrovnik is 100km from Drvenik and ferry Drvenik - Sucuraj). From Dubrovnik, frequent bus lines are available to Drvenik or Split, or you can choose taxi or car rental. Split Airport is situated 30 km from Split ferry station. Transfer of passengers from the Airport is organised by buses, also there is a local bus every 20 minutes and taxis are available during the operating time of Split Airport.

BY SEA

The easiest way to come to the Hvar island wether you come by car, train or plane is from Split and Drvenik (Dalmatia) or Ancona and Pescara(Italy) by ferries or catamarans. There are also cross - island ferry lines to Hvar from Korcula, Vis and Brac (Dalmatian islands), and coastal boat line from Rijeka to Dubrovnik and vice versa.

BY LAND

The train station in Split is right across the ferry station in Split, where you can take a ferry to Stari Grad, or catamaran to Jelsa and Hvar city. Other option is to take a bus to Drvenik, (92 km from Split), where you can take a ferry to Sucuraj on Hvar island.

Bus lines connect all parts of the country. Regular international bus lines connect Croatia with all neighboring countries, as well as most of middle European and west European countries. If you are travelling Hvar by bus - there are connections from all bigger cities and places to Split.

If you are travelling to Hvar by car, depending on the direction (Austria, Slovenia, Hungary) you need to go through Zagreb to Split or Drvenik with main Croatian highway A1, or along the Croatian coast from Rijeka to Split or Drvenik. From Split you can take car ferry to Stari Grad on Hvar (105 minutes), or from Drvenik (south of Makarska) to Sućuraj on Hvar island (25 minutes). The choice of ferry might depend on where is your final destination on Hvar, the price, the frequency of departures and the lenght of crossing.

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