When we talk about Hvar island we can say that it is one of the most beautiful pearls of the Adriatic coast. Hvar is often compared to Portuguese Madeira. People often say it's a fairy tale town with its architecture, beautiful nature and mild climate. Because of the high quality accommodation, the warmth of people, the beautiful beaches and nightly entertainment, Hvar has become an ideal summer resort for families, couples and young people looking to have a good party.
The island of Hvar was already inhabited in the Stone Age, the evidence is the presence of weapons which were found in the caves throughout the island. Significant towns on the island are Hvar, Jelsa, Stari Grad and Sucuraj. The town of Hvar has about 4000 inhabitants and is the main tourist center of the island. It features a large public square - Stephens square called "Pjaca". It is the largest square in Dalmatia, spanning an area of 4500 m. There you can also see the Roman Catholic Cathedral of Saint Stjepan standing on the eastern side of the town square. On the south side of the square you can find the historic Theater of Hvar - the oldest public/communal theater in Europe. It was founded in 1612. The theater was erected above the Arsenal, a building that was used to repair galleys and as a warehouse for nautical accessories. The Theater was rebuilt in 1953 and 1988 when parlor chairs were set, a gift from the Dubrovnik theater "Marin Drzic". Today, the Croatian National Theater is open for visitors.
The island of Hvar is known for its lavender fields. Lavender oil from Hvar is considered to be the highest quality oil in the world! Lavender flower blooms in the summer, the beauty of the purple flower fields, surrounded by green Mediterranean vegetation and the blue sea is truly a wonderful scene. The most prestigious souvenirs and gifts on Hvar are made of lavender! When visiting Hvar, we advise you to visit the 16th century fortress of Hvar. It was a former barrack, today there is an amphora collection and other antique and medieval exhibits. From the fortress you have a beautiful panoramic view on the town of Hvar and Pakleni islands.
It is known as the island with the largest number of sunny days in the Adriatic - 2715 hours a year. Recently, it has become a jet-set destination, with numerous celebrities visiting such as Michael Schumacher, Beyonce, David Beckham, Steven Spielberg, Berne Ecclestone.
Take a look at our offer of boat tours and private tours to the most beautiful and popular island in Dalmatia. Our most popular tour is the famous Blue cave-five island tour, in which we visit the island of Hvar.