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Hvar - A haven in the Adriatic Sea


4 Available hotels in Hvar
Pharia Hvar
PhariaHvar

6.6

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1.02 km23.69 km2.00 km
Dbl. from 999.00 EUR
Villa Dalmacija Hvar
Villa DalmacijaHvar

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23.06 km
Dbl. from 81.00 EUR

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Pharos Hvar
PharosHvar

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1.00 km22.87 km
Dbl. from 58.00 EUR
Croatia Hvar
CroatiaHvar

7.7

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0.86 km23.59 km

    The once secret destination of Hvar, located off the coast of Croatia, is now a major tourist destination known well for its stunning and rugged coastline, picturesque beaches, and crystal-clear waters. The self-proclaimed “sunniest spot in Europe” is a magnet for European tourists with several popular sites to see. The main city, Hvar Town, is where most of the tourist activity takes place. It is known for its medieval architecture, lively public squares, and exciting nightlife. Be sure to hire a boat and take a day trip to the surrounding islands when you’re not enjoying the history, culture, and excitement of this one-of-a-kind destination.

    Location: An island in the Adriatic Sea

    Hvar can be found off the Dalmatian coast of Croatia in the Adriatic Sea. The island itself is one of many located in the area, making island hopping a popular activity. There is no airport here, so the only way to arrive is by ferry or boat service. There are many that make the trip from the city of Split on the mainland as well as from surrounding islands.

    Business: Tourism, fishing, wine, and agriculture

    Tourism is the main source of business here, and more and more hotels and restaurants are opening their doors to meet the growing numbers of visitors each year. The island is also one of Croatia’s largest regions for winemaking. Vineyards can be found near the southern coast and the central plains. Fishing and lavender, which is used to make oils and soaps, are also economic contributors.

    Culture: A rich culture with medieval historical links

    To say that the history of Hvar is rich would be an understatement. The first inhabitants have been traced back to the Neolithic era from 3,500 to 2,500 BC, and the Greeks colonised the island during the 4th century BC. Hvar Town represents the best of the local culture, and here you can visit the Fortress Fortica, St. Stephens Cathedral, and marvel at the medieval architecture that is standing proof of the island’s extensive history.

    Activities: Island hopping, sunbathing, and water activities

    Probably the most popular activity on Hvar is island hopping. Hire a boat and a skipper for the day, and see the stunning attractions of the Adriatic. The Blue and Green Caves are popular destinations to see. The clear blue waters here also make diving and snorkelling popular activities and, of course, no island holiday would be complete without some sunbathing.