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Hvar

This picturesque fishing port seamlessly combines old and new, offering an idyllic holiday experience as well as a bustling atmosphere. Located on the northern coast of the beautiful island of Hvar, the self-titled Hvar Town boasts wonderful architecture including the beautiful square, dominated by St Stephen’s Cathedral. Other historic buildings of note include the palaces of Groda, the stone houses of Burag, and the municipal theatre. By day, the town enjoys a laid-back pace of life, with many quaint pavement café's set amid the winding stone streets where you can relax in the sunshine. You can enjoy a leisurely stroll along the waterfront promenade, and boat trips are available from the harbour to nearby islands. There are also plenty of unspoilt bays near to the town where you can relax beside the clear waters of the Adriatic. By night, Hvar really comes alive, with its stylish cocktail bars and lively discos. Located on the island of Hvar, Hvar Town is accessible via a ferry crossing from Split on the mainland.

  • 2 hrsfrom Split

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Food & Dining

Food and dining at Hvar

'Hvar cakes', fresh fish with vegetables and virgin olive oil. Spend the afternoon people watching over a good cup of coffee and ice cream in one of the many waterfront pavement cafes.

Restaurant Types

  • A La Carte
  • Fine Dining
  • Family friendly
  • Local/Traditional
  • International

Nightlife

Nightlife at Hvar

Maybe surprisingly, this small fishing port on this small island has a great nightlife scene and attracts many people from around the world. There are many cocktail bars that can be found in the town, followed by some great disco events going into the night.

Shops & Facilities

Speciality of the area

Wine, olive oil and lavendar

General Services

  • Tourist information
  • Banks
  • ATM's

Food Shopping

  • Mini market

High Street

  • Boutiques
  • Jewellery

Markets

  • Food
  • Souvenirs

Excursions and Places of Interest

Excursions and Places of interest at Hvar

Vineyards

There are vineyards found on the island of Hvar, located near Milna. The mild climate and soil has produced some Croatian wines which have won many awards.

Cruises

Take a short cruise to one of the many nearby Pakleni islands, where you can snorkel in the clear waters of the picturesque bays.

The old town

The 700 year-old zig zag streets in the medieval old town of Hvar is a great place to spend an afternoon sampling the local food in the open-top cafes and ice cream parlours. The palm-lined yachtharbour is dotted with fashionable boutique stores and eateries, this is also where you will find boat excursions.

Churches / Cathedrals

You can admire the several churches and cathedrals in Hvar town. East of the main square you will find the Cathedral of St. Stephan, or visit the Franciscan monastery, originally a sailors' retreat.

Castles

Overlooking the town square with beatiful views out to the Pakleni islands, Hvar's citadel, built in the16th century, stands, dominating the town. Originally a protective fortress with barracks and an observation post, the reconstructed building also hosts a collection of historical exhibits from the ancient times and the Middle Ages.

Activities

Activities at Hvar

Land activities:

Cycle route

Water activities:

Other water activites

Kayaking

Other:

Scuba diving

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