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If you plan to spend vacation on island HVAR Croatia you can search for accommodation on this page. In our offer you will find apartments, rooms, houses/villas and accommodations in rural tourism.
This site provides general information about island Hvar and makes possible access the accommodation offer in all places of island Hvar.
Island Hvar, Small Beach The island Hvar is situated between the islands Brac, Vis and Korcula.
With its length of 68 km and surface of cca 300 km2 is the fourth largest Croatian island.
Today Hvar has about 12 000 inhabitants who are mostly engaged in tourism, but also in fishing, olive growing and viticulture as well as on cultivation of rosemary and lavender. The island of Hvar has three fish canneries.

Tourism is well developed in the Town of Hvar (the most famous city on the island), Jelsa, Stari Grad and Vrbovska. For those who prefere vacations in peaceful and quite environment we recommend numberless small places on the coast and inside of island such as Milna, Zaraće, Zavala, Sv. Nedelja, Brusje, Dol, Svirće ...

Hvar belongs to a group of Middle Dalmatia Islands and is considered the sunniest Croatian island, with an annual average of 2726 hours of sun. Thanks to the mild climate, the warm winters and pleasant summers Hvar receives many guests during all the year.
Hvar is recognizable for its numerous bays, some of which completely uninhabited, and some reachable only by the sea. Along all the island coast and interiors there is a large offer of quality accommodation services and probably best choice is private accommodations in apartments and villas.
Hvar has always been a great tourist destination and almost everyone including honeymooners, yachters, sea divers, backpackers, young people and even retired couple love to spend their holidays in the beautifull surrounding of this Adriatic island.

Island Hvar, Pakleni Islands near Hvar
The island of Hvar was populated already in the prehistoric times and later inhabited by the Illyrians, who came into conflict with the Greek colonizers in the 4th century BC. Numerous tumuli on the island are of Illyrian origin. Hvar accepted the Greek settlers but was the only one that had an Ionic settlement (Pharos, today Stari Grad).
In the 7th century island Hvar came under the Principality of Croatia (Kingdom of Croatia since 925 till 1102). In the following centuries Hvar recognized the sovereignty of the Croatian-Hungarian ruler, the Bosnian King Tvrtko, the Split Duke Hrvoje, the Dubrovnik Republic, Venice, France, Austria, Italy, Yugoslavia and, finally, Republic of Croatia (since 1991).
In the 16th and the 17th centuries Hvar was a prominent centre of the Croatian literature (Petar Hektorović, Hanibal Lucić). The town of Hvar and other towns and villages on the island have numerous architectural and cultural monuments, which bear witness to outstanding artistic traditions of the island, the economic prosperity of its population and the relations Hvar used to maintain with cultural centres of the past centuries.
The largest number of historical monuments on Hvar island were built during the Venetian domination (16.-18.st.). In Stari Grad in the 16th century was built one of the architectural examples of a countryside residence on this side of the Adriatic sea - Hektorovićev Tvrdalj. The town of Hvar as a whole is kind of a monument due to the size and layout of buildings mostly built of stone, among which should be set aside Cathedral of St. Stephen, which dominates the main town square, and the Spanish fort, which sat up over the city. Especially interesting are the church-fortress found in Jelsa and Vrboska, which were established in the 16th century because of the danger from the Turks. In some churches to keep a very valuable paintings, of which some attributed to Paolo Veronese.
Rural history of the island can be introduced with the village of Humac, a pastoral village located 7 km east from Jelsa, and in the villages Pitve, Vrisnik, Svirće, Brusje and Poljica in the interior of the central part of the island.

Island Hvar - Town Hvar
Rich cultural and historic heritage of Hvar, that dates back to pre-historic times, unique gastronomy, beautiful beaches and bays, crystal blue sea, high quality accommodation in apartments and rooms at private houses, hotels, and the hospitality of the local people are the guarantees of unforgetable holidays on the island of Hvar.

Ecologicaly cultivated vegetables from Hvar plantages, home made vine and spirit, as well as fish and crustaceas, fished by Hvar fishermen are something that you will surely sense while tasting Hvar specialities.
Traditional cuisine of the island of Hvar and of Dalmatia generally, is very simple and natural, and is recognized today by modern nutritional standards: moderate duration of cooking, fresh fish and seafood, extra virgin olive oil, vegetables.

There are many possibilities for sport and recreation. Tennis, basketball, football, boccia, biking, windsurfing and scuba diving attract many visitors.
Summer night life in Hvar is by many said to be 'the richest on the Adriatic'. Parties literally last all night long, and guests can visit numerous cultural events: plays, exhibitions, concerts – from the offer of Hvar's summer manifestations.
People start to meet around numerous bars and hotel terraces with music. Some will stay in the city until dawn or will spread around towards the most popular discos. Other will go for a long, romantic walk by the sea.

Hvar is home to some of the most unique and beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean. And with so many to choose from you can experience something different everyday. Keep in mind that Hvar's coastline is inundated with secluded coves and hidden bays just waiting to be discovered!

Hvar has a great number of naturist beaches such as:
Zečevo, Stari Grad, Jerolim, Stipanska, Mlin, Palmižana and Zavala.

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What to see on island Hvar:
The town of Hvar
Hvar straightway presents itself as a monument. Centuries have ground its stone, epochs, above all renaissance, have shaped its appearance. Hvar is a jewel hidden by the time.
The 'must see' spots are the fortress Fortica (Spanjola), the cathedral of Hvar, the theatre of Hvar (established in 1612) with the arsenal and the Franciscan monastery.

The bay of Palmizana
The bay of Palmizana with its sandy beach, is the most popular spot to visit from Hvar. There are several guest houses and quality restaurants.

The island of Jerolim
The island of Jerolim near the town of Hvar, has an authentic name of 'Rasohatac'. Once there was a small Franciscan hospice there. There are several beaches and restaurants on the island.

Pakleni islands
The Pakleni otoci (Pakleni islands) are the most attractive and most visited spot. The islands can be reached from Hvar by motor boats that leave every 15 minutes. They have been inhabited since Illyrian times.

The Pelegrin peninsula
The Pelegrin peninsula, the western point of the island of Hvar, is the site of a prehistoric settlement of neolithic man and has now been turned into a hunting preserve. In the bay of Parja there is an excursion spot.

Stari Grad
Stari Grad is about twenty kilometers across the island and is a busy resort, but more relaxed than Hvar town. It has some places worth seeing, which includes the Tvrdalj, a summer house in a beautiful garden from the sixteenth century. Look out for the Dominican Monastery with a museum and a Tintoretto exhibited.

Vrboska has a beautiful little island in the middle of the bay connected with bridges, and therefore is often called Little Venice.
The most outstanding object of the architectural heritage on the island is the church (fortress) of St. Mary of Grace from the 16th century.
Vrboska can be proud of its Fishermen's Museum, whose collection includes all traditional fishermen's equipment.



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