The most famous Croatian island is located in Central Dalmatia, only a two-hour ferry ride from the city of Split. It owes its exceptionally rich history and culture to its fantastic location, which makes it an obligatory stop on almost every sea route in the Eastern Adriatic.
Pottery finds in the Markova and Grapčeva Caves suggest that the island of Hvar was inhabited in ancient times. The ancient Greeks established the historic centre of Stari Grad and parcelled out Stari Grad Plain. Both of these sites are now on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The Romans built their country houses here, while the Venetians gave the town its recognisable appearance and culture.
Some of the most famous Croatian writers and poets of the 15th and 16th century came from Hvar. The town is also home to the very first civic theatre in Europe, established in 1612.
Today, the island of Hvar is at the top of the list of leading Croatian tourist destinations. In the summer, the town of Hvar doesn’t sleep, as it attracts numerous celebrities and guests in search of fun. Stari Grad, Jelsa and Vrboska, on the other hand, are ideal for those who appreciate relaxing holidays, culture and local experiences.
Due to its crystal-clear sea, idyllic coves, pine forests, lavender fields and delicious and healthy Mediterranean cuisine, the island of Hvar is the perfect choice for your holiday.