HvarCroatia

4.8/5Top Destination

Relaxing Hvar is calling! Discover its beaches, history, oceanfront, and more.

The stunning island of Hvar charms with its sophisticated and chic main city, as well as its hidden coves and lush, fertile interior. Base yourself in Hvar Town to explore the island’s pebbled beaches, charming harbor-side villages, lavender fields and pine-covered hills.

Look for evidence of the island’s long history. It has seen many inhabitants come and go, from Neolithic people to Greeks, Romans and Venetians. During the Renaissance period, Hvar grew prosperous through shipbuilding and crop cultivation and became an important Croatian literature center. Among the writers who emerged from Hvar during the 1500s was one of Croatia’s most famous poets, Petar Hektorović. Make your way to the town of Stari Grad to see Hektorović’s summer residence, Tvrdalj Castle.

Spend days exploring the swanky Hvar Town, which was first developed in the 13th century and has a number of well-preserved historic sights. Have a drink on the terraces of St. Stephen’s Square under the shadow of the looming St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Arsenal. Step into the past at the mighty fortress Fortica Španjola or check out notable artworks in the 15th-century Franciscan Monastery and museum. Several nearby beaches include the gorgeous Dubovica beach, a hideaway cove on the south shore between Hvar and Stari Grad. Hvar town is renowned for its nightlife. Visit a few of the harborside bars as night falls.

For a more casual holiday experience, stay in the historic port town of Jelsa or in the sleepy little port village of Vrboska. Include a daytrip to the Pakleni Islands, which you can reach by regular taxi boat. Many of the chain’s more than a dozen islands have deserted beaches and lush forested interiors. Head to Jerolim or Marinkovac for beautiful nudist beaches or to car-free Sveti Klement to see the lush gardens.

Reach Hvar by ferry, which can accommodate cars. The island is served by several bus routes, but for more freedom, rent a car or a scooter to travel around during your stay.

Known for

Beaches, Cafes and Historical Buildings

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Where to stay in Hvar

Hvar Old Town
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Hvar Old Town

Known for Historical Buildings, Ports, Monuments

5/5(57 reviews)

Hvar Old Town is known for its captivating waterfront views, and you can make a stop by Hvar Town Arsenal and Port of Hvar while in the area.

Križna luka
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Križna luka

5/5(9 reviews)

Križna luka might not have many top sights, but Hvar Fortress and Port of Hvar are two attractions nearby that you can check out.

Top Hotels in Hvar

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort
Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort
4 out of 5
Ulica biskupa Jurja Dubokovica 5, Hvar
$95
per night
Oct 27 - Oct 28

Offering direct access to the beach, this Hvar resort is on the boardwalk and within 1 mi (2 km) of Momo Beach and Hvar Fortress. Franciscan Monastery and Heritage ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,006 reviews)

"This property was beautiful. Had amazing sea views. Large pools with waterfalls and a slide on the lower pool area. Nice dining with breathtaking views. Rooms were nice clean and very modern. Provide breakfast buffet included. 10-15 minute walk from main harbor and Old Town."…"

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Amfora Hvar Grand Beach Resort
Adriana Hvar Spa Hotel
Adriana Hvar Spa Hotel
4 out of 5
Obala Fabrika 28, Hvar
$116
per night
Nov 8 - Nov 9

Located in Hvar Old Town, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Hvar Loggia and Hvar Fortress. Hvar Public Theater and Franciscan Monastery and Heritage Museum ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (268 reviews)

"Location great. Nice sun terrace with plenty of beds"…"

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Adriana Hvar Spa Hotel
Palace Elisabeth, Hvar Heritage Hotel
Palace Elisabeth, Hvar Heritage Hotel
5 out of 5
Trg Sv. Stjepana 5, Hvar
$147
per night
Oct 25 - Oct 26

Located in Hvar Old Town, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Hvar Loggia and Hvar Fortress. Hvar Public Theater and Franciscan Monastery and Heritage ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"Beautiful property. The breakfast was delicious, and the location couldn’t get any better."…"

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

Palace Elisabeth, Hvar Heritage Hotel

Popular things to do in Hvar

St Stephen's Cathedral
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St Stephen's Cathedral

5/5(4 reviews)

Step back in time and learn more about local history with a stop at St Stephen's Cathedral in Hvar. Wander the beautiful beaches and waterfront in this relaxing area.

Top activities in Hvar

Hvar, here we come! Private boat tour from Split
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Hvar, here we come! Private boat tour from Split

$112

This is a full day trip leaving from Split in our speed boat with a maximum speed of 30 knots. You will leave the Split port and head up west to visit, some of the most unspoilt and breath taking coves and creeks of the Adriatic.

Top Destinations in One day/Bol,Hvar,Pakleni Islands Private
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Top Destinations in One day/Bol,Hvar,Pakleni Islands Private

$195

Enjoy our luxury boat while we cruise on over to show you Day full of history and pure picturesque beauty! First stop is the Island of Brac to visit the town Bol.

Full-Day wine tour of Hvar Island
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Full-Day wine tour of Hvar Island

$190

Take a wine tasting adventure exploring the wine roads in a full day wine tour! Learn all about a wineries and taste popular wines in an authentic cellar. Witness how much the winemaking tradition was important as far back as from old Greeks and Romans, who lived on this island 300 years BC.

Amazing day with local dinner - Full day tour
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Amazing day with local dinner - Full day tour

$291

Enjoy this amazing day tour encompassing scenic views and visits to Stari Grad and Vrbovska towns. Take part in wine-tasting in Jelsa or Vrboska, see lavender fields (seasonal option) and enjoy an authentic Dalmatian meal.

Blue cave & Hvar, 5 islands tour from Split and Trogir
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Blue cave & Hvar, 5 islands tour from Split and Trogir

$110

Your journey begins with a 90 minutes pleasant ride in our speedboat to the east side of Bisevo island, where you will see famous natural phenomenon Blue Cave where you will enjoy in amazing blue silver light driving in a small fisherman boat.

BLUE CAVE trip from Hvar
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BLUE CAVE trip from Hvar

$87

Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Cave Bisevo, Bisevo 21480 Croatia You will start tour from the port of Hvar town towards the Island of Vis.

Reviews of Hvar

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 5, 2019

Hvar was beautiful! We will definitely be returning in the future.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Oct 1, 2019

Hvar is absolutely gorgeous.

5/5 - Excellent

CW

Sep 26, 2019

Loved the wine tasting tour rec by concierge at hotel. Good restaurants!!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 20, 2019

Take advantage to walk out of town on either side along the water.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Sep 18, 2019

Safe, clean, vibrant. Everyone seemed to be having a good time

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 8, 2019

Such a great island to explore and walk around town