Croatian IT-Island Hvar
LET HVAR CHARM ITS WAY INTO YOUR HEART.
The island is incredibly diverse and has something in store for everyone. From culturally significant attractions with a rich history going back several centuries, to restaurants that satisfy both the senses and the soul with Croatian and Dalmatian specialties.
A wide variety of bars and clubs make for a vibrant nightlife and keep the holiday feeling going well into the night.
The island is home to some of the most stunning beaches and bays in the world. They captivate visitors with their beauty and idyllic atmosphere. Also, the picturesque cliffs and rocks provide excellent climbing conditions, and the many neighboring islands can be explored by boat.
The underwater world is a true paradise for all divers. Scenic bike routes and hiking trails crisscross the island, offering the perfect backdrop for tours to discover the beauty of Croatian nature.
The Pakleni Islands lie in the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea, off the south-west coast of Hvar. This is one of the most beautiful island chains in the world, consisting of 21 islands, islets, reefs and narrow passages leading to Hvar. It is Hvar’s most well-known natural attraction. The Pakleni Islands are named after “paklina”, a type of pine resin used in shipbuilding. Although there is a group of islands called the “Water Islands” at the western end of the Pakleni Islands, there are no permanent watercourses or sources of water on the islands, and their name remains a mystery.
VINEYARDS ON HVAR
A trip to some of Hvar’s most well-known vineyards includes the opportunity not only to taste some of the very best premium wines, but also to understand the differences in the aromatic bouquets and flavors. Several vineyards are located on steep hills, with grapes that soak up the sunshine all year round, and spectacular panoramic views.
Our recommended vineyards: Ahearne – Vrisnik, Carić – Vrboska, Duboković – Jelsa, Huljić – Jelsa, Hvar Hills – Vrbanj, Pinjata – Vrboska, Plančić – Vrbanj, PZ Svirče – Vrbanj, Tomić – Jelsa, Vuban – Nedjelja.
What hvar has to offer
How to reach Hvar
If you are traveling to Hvar by car, depending on the direction (Austria, Slovenia, Hungary) you need to go through Zagreb to Split or Drvenik with the main Croatian highway A1, or along the Croatian coast from Rijeka to Split or Drvenik. From Split, you can take the 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 length of the crossing. Stari Grad is closer to Split and the Town of Hvar (20 km road). Sućuraj port is more suitable if you are coming from the direction of Drvenik (departure port) and Dubrovnik. Also, you can take into account the frequency of departures. Out of season ferry from Split to Stari Grad sails 3-4 times a day and from Drvenik to Sucuraj 6-7 times.
During the summer season (July, August), the ferry from Split to Stari Grad sails 4-7 times a day and from Drvenik to Sucuraj 12-20 times. Ferries from Italy sail only during the summer season. More info https://www.jadrolinija.hr/en/ferry-croatia.
The easiest way to come to the Hvar island by car, 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.For more information about ferryboats to Hvar and ferryboat timetables, please visit https://www.hvarinfo.com/hvar-ferries/
Split Airport has situated 30 km from Split ferry station. Transfer of passengers from the Airport is organized by buses, also there is a local bus every 20 minutes, and taxis are available during the operating time of Split Airport. In Split, you can choose one of the sea transports to Hvar town, Stari Grad or Jelsa, by catamarans or ferries.
You can find more details on the Croatia Airlines website: https://m.croatiaairlines.com/