Hvar, Croatia - holiday information

Hvar Croatia, visitor information

The town of Hvar is considered the cradle of Croatian tourism, has a rich tradition in tourism that is longer than 144 years. Located on the south side of the island, Hvar is the administrative, legal, historical, economic and tourist centre of the island. In front of the sheltered bay in which the town is situated extend Pakleni otoci that abound in coves and beautiful beaches. Tourists are attracted to the town of Hvar mostly because of the warm climate with plenty of sunshine hours, entertainment, great gastronomic offer, sports and recreation, and a variety of quality accommodation options. Many international celebrities share these feelings and visit the town of Hvar annually. Tom Cruise, Beyonce and Jay-Z, Edward Norton, Michael Schumacher, Bernie Ecclestone, Prince Harry, the Belgian royal King Albert II, Eva Longoria and many others vacationed in the town. If you follow their example and visit the island we recommend you taste the local delicacies at numerous restaurants (Bonaca, Giaxa, Kod kapetana, Amo, Dalmatino, Mustačo, For, Robinson).Hvar has a rich cultural and historical heritage. The most famous sights are the fortress

, the Cathedral of St. Stephen

, the Franciscan Monastery, Palace Hektorović and the Arsenal (theatre).

Hvar – basic information

Hvar – population: 4100, Hvar - day/ saint: saint : Prošper, 12.05.

Distance from bigger centres

Hvar - Makarska. 113km, Hvar- Split: 60km, Hvar - Pula: 562km, Hvar - Rijeka: 465km, Hvar - Zadar: 205km, Hvar - Šibenik: 140km, Hvar - Dubrovnik: 188km, Hvar - Zagreb: 458km

Possibility of accomodation

private accomodation, apartments, rooms, hotels, pensions, motels, camps


pebble, sandy, stone, concreted

Facilities and authorities

emergency, self-service shops, bakery, gas station, post office, bank, exchange office, internet caffe, call shop, taxi, bus station, farmacy, souvenir shops, dental practice, market, fishmorgen's

Sport's and recreative offer

football field, mini-football field, basketball court, tennis court, rent a car, rent a motor, rent a bike, rent a boat, diving school, water sports, walking, jogging tracks, routes for cyclists, gym / fitness, massage services, sauna

Gastronomic offer

restaurants, traditional croatian taverns, pizzerias, fast food restorants, saloons

Night life

disco club, night club, musical evenings in the town, coctail bar, theatre

Additional offer

congress centre, extreme sports, organised trips to nearby destinations, organised trips to nearby islands, promenade along the sea, organisation of entertaining and cultural events by the tourist board, marina in the nearby, nautic tourist port in the place

Hvar – why choose this destination

clean sea, beautiful beaches, long promenades along the sea, pine wood by the beach, beaches in the place, enteraining facilities on the beaches, sports facilities near the beaches, nudistic beaches, secluded beaches, rich gastronomic offer, rich night and entertaining life in the place, rich cultural life in the place (exibitions, shows, music evenings), organisation of cultural summer, place rich with cultural and histirical monuments, numerous museums and galeries, interesting diving sites, possibility for training preparations of sportsmen, possibility for organisation of congresses, possibility for departures on interesting trips, possibility for sailing around islands, genuin gastronomic offer nearby, possibility for getting familiar with the life of people and local customs, numerous events in the place (fashion shows, fairs, sports events, parties, concerts)

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