• The island of Hvar is the queen of the Croatian Dalmatian islands. It has been famous since the antique because of its important strategic and nautical position, the culture, monuments and literature. The major places (all on the coast of the island) are – the town of Hvar, Stari Grad, Jelsa, Sućuraj and Vrboska


  • Its name derived from the Greek name Pharos for island and town, that stood where today Stari Grad stands


  • The island Hvar is famuous for its pleasant Mediterranean climate. The island is characterized by gentle winters and warm summers. An average air temperature in the winter is 9ºC and in the summer 25ºC



  • Hvar gained glory and power during middle ages being an important port within the Venetian naval empire. Today, it is centre of tourism and one of the favourite destinations in Dalmatia


  • Economy is based on tourism, fishing, farming, olive growing and especially on cultivation of rosemary and lavander


  • While separation from the mainland can sometimes be a handicap, it also provides some protection from the factory chimneys and other misfortunes which come with civilisation. Instead, there are vast fields of lavender, ancient olive trees and vineyards, in immaculate harmony between man and nature


  • Rich cultural and historic heritage of Hvar, that dates back to pre-historic times, unique gastronomy, beautiful beaches and bays, crystal blue sea and the hospitality of the local people are the guarantees of a holidays in Hvar you will always remember