Private guide in Hvar, guided tours in Hvar, Croatia
Top Attractions in HvarPalace Jakša, Town Square in Hvar, Cathedral of St. Stephen, Hvar Harbour, The Fortress (Citadel), Bishop's Treasury, Grapčeva špilja, Benedictine monastery, Pakleni Islands, Dubovica, Zlatan Otok, Blue Grotto and Vis Island
Currency: Kuna (HRK)
Information about Hvar
This lovely island in the Adriatic boasts freshwater springs and fertile hillsides covered in vineyards, pine forests, olive groves and lavender fields. Hvar is centrally located in the Adriatic for a thriving sailing trade throughout the Mediterranean, and has been inhabited since pre-historic times. With a current population of just over 11,000 it is the 4th largest Croatian city.
The prosperity of the island is primarily focused on its tourism, with outstanding hotels, restaurants, marinas, museums and galleries and a mild climate welcoming visitors throughout the year. In fact, Conde Nast Traveler magazine lists Hvar as one of the top ten island vacation destinations.
Adventures abound, including cliff jumping and underwater diving excursions. Sunny beaches and calm blue waters welcome explorations to the nearby Pakleni Islands or picturesque Dubovica Bay by ferry or catamaran, while many visitors enjoy discovering the Hvar Fortress. Other notable attractions include the Franciscan Monastery, and Tvrdalj Castle.