There are two ferry lines that connect the island with the mainland: Split - Stari Grad and Drvenik - Sucuraj. During the summer season Hvar island is a short station on ferry lines between Ancona and Split and Pescara - Split. There is also a speedboat line connecting Split directly to Hvar town during the whole year. It is recommended for those travellers who come to the island from the southern parts (rivieras Makarska, Peljesac, Neum or Dubrovnik), or plan to spend their holiday on the southeast coast of Hvar, to take ferry at mainland port of Drvenik to reach Hvar at Sucuraj port (45 min trip), which runs during the summer months a dozen times a day.
Hvar, an ancient town with a rich history on the island in the Croatian Adriatic Sea with the same name. Hvar is proud that it has the most sunny hours of all the islands in the Adriatic Sea.
Many people say of the town Hvar that it is a town as from a fairy- tale because its arhitecture, wonderful nature and its mild climate. Everbody can find in Hvar all what gives peace to the soul and relaxation to he body.
From the sea, we get the sight of a waterfront promenade strip bordered with a row of palm trees and seven centuries old walls, overtopped by the fortresses protecting Hvar, extending downwards to the town and to the Venetian loggia.
Coming from the central part of the island or using the road from the ferry harbour we arrive at the magnificent piazza, a square generally considered the most beautiful of the kind in Dalmatia, dominated by St. Stephen's Cathedral and bordered by the palaces of Groda and by the cascading stone-built houses of Burag.
But, no matter from which point this town is approached, Hvar straightway presents itself as a monument. Centuries have ground its stone, epochs, above all renaissance, have shaped its appearance.
Monuments within monuments, monuments on monuments. Hvar is a jewel hidden by the time.
We advice you to visit the fortress Fortica (Spanjola), the cathedral of Hvar, the theatre of Hvar (established in 1612) with the arsenal and the Franciscan monastery.
The nightlife in Hvar is what attracts the numerous young people from around world. A typical partianer day in Hvar involves getting up near noon, having a fresh fish with domestic vegetables and virgin olive oil, then taking a place in excursion boat to one of the Pakleni Island bays, enyojing perfect sea and beautiful people around.
Hanging in caffes in the afternoon and wondering around old stone streets, visiting arhitectural attractions is just a warm up for the cocktail evening in Carpe Diem, and/or disco night in Fortica till the morning.
A special delight of the tourist offer of Hvar is the stay in untouched bays in the near of the town which you can reach by car, by bicycle or at a pleasant walk through Mediterranean landscapes. It is possible to swimm in these bays, and in almost everyone there is a restaurant or a adequate place for refreshment. If we add to these natural beauties the excellent private accommodation with Mediterranean cordiality and kindness of the hosts then Hvar becomes an ideal holiday destination for couples and families.
Hvar displays with pride the oldest municipal theatre in Europe. Hvar has been built through time by notable domestic and foreign architects. Hvar has been celebrated in verses. Hvar has been painted by the painters. But Hvar town itself is the best narrator of its own story. It is enough to come and see for oneself. That way we shall touch the piece of the legend.