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Known for its hazy-purple lavender fields, beautiful yachts everywhere you look, wild parties happening everyday, delicious food and crystal-clear blue sea water, Hvar is a Croatian most glamorous island not to be missed!

If you are visiting Hvar for the first time, don’t worry, check our guide to get most of it.

GETTING HERE

Split Airport (Official name: Resnik, airport symbol: SPU) is the nearest airport to island of Hvar, and the best place to fly to if you’re planning on getting to Hvar. Split Airport is located at the very exit from the town of Kastela, towards Trogir. It is at 20 km distance from Split, and at 6 km from Trogir. Check airport website for more info.

From Split Airport, take a shuttle bus to Split central bus station. The bus leaves every 30 minutes in front of the terminal at the airport. Ticket can be purchased on the bus and it costs 30 HRK (4€). When you arrive at Split bus station, which is located just opposite of Split ferry port, take one of the boat lines to Hvar Island.

Another stylish option would be taking a seaplane from Hvar to sea-plane-icon-7526Split. The 13-minute flight is a game-changer in reaching the island, but it is also a fabulous panoramic flight experience. You can book flights direct with European Coastal Airlines here.

 

The easiest way of reaching Hvar is to take a daily speedboat line from Split to Hvar port.ship_sea_ocean There are two boat companies which operate a daily catamaran lines from Split to Hvar Town; journey time is one hour and it will costs you around 50HRK (7€)

If you are travelling with a car, the only way to arrive on island is to take a car ferry from Split to Stari Grad –   car-xxl   the ferry port on island, which is 15 minutes ride from Hvar town. If you are arriving from Dubrovnik there is a direct line to Hvar town several times a week operated by Krilo boat company. Detailed speedboat catamaran and car ferry schedule can be seen on Jadrolinija and Krilo website.
Make sure you book your boat ticket online in advance.

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If your mother happens to give birth to you on the ferry crossing from Split to Hvar, then you are entitled to free rides on the ferry for the rest of your life… not the easiest to organise, but the savings can certainly add up!

 

EATIND AND DRINKING

From a relaxed coffee on Hvar’s historical square to a sunset cocktail at Hula-Hula Beach Bar, there is a great selection of drinking options on Hvar.
Fish and seafood play a major role in Croatian cuisine and Hvar is no exception. Though many of the restaurant in Hvar have a reputation for being well over the average backpacker budget, there’s still some excellent options for those looking to save bit of cash.
Marinero restaurant, just around the corner from the popular Kiva bar serves up some amazing value for money dishes without compromising on the quality. Don’t miss the tuna carpaccio or marinated anchovies caught by the restaurant’s own fishermen. House wines are produced in the family’s own vineyard on the island and are dangerously delicious.

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For those looking for international street food, we’ve got you covered. At the ground floor of Villa Marija Hostel is located Gustico – burger & pizza bar. Great ingredients make great burgers, which is why Gustico burger comes down to three things: 100% beef, home-made buns, and juicy sauces. Whether it’s a lunch meeting or dinner with friends, get it freshly made and delivered from Gustico. Make sure you check the website Gustico website.

THINGS TO DO

Wander along the main square and get lost in the old town’s cobbled back streets. See famous “Last Supper” and checklistvisit 500 years old cypress tree in Franciscan Monastery. Check out the oldest public theatre in Europe and continue up the hill to the beautiful Fortress – the view on Hvar will blown your mind. If you get lost, just follow the sound of the bell from Saint Stephen’s Cathedral and you will be back at the main square.

There are so many things to do and see in Hvar, are you ready?

Hvar Fortress

slika cl1If you follow our Instagram profile (which we highly recommend you do), then you’ll notice many photos of spectacular views of Hvar – most of them taken from Hvar fortress which was built at the beginning of the 16th century (in the time of Venice). In 1579 it was restored after explosion of powder-chamber. It hosts a prominent collection of amphorae and other objects from the ancient times and the Middle Ages. Just walk up the stairs from the main square, cross the road at the top and follow the path all the way to the top.

Franciscan monastery

On the edge of this chic town is a 15th century monastery. As well as being used for small concerts, there is a museum displaying amphorae found in the Adriatic Sea and a collection of currency over a number of decades!

In another room is the painting ‘The Last Supper’ an 8meters by 2.5meters work by the Venetian Matteo Ingoli dating from the end of the 16th century. Outside is an 500 years old Cypress tree. All this is set beside the seawater making it very picturesque.

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What kind of Pakleni Island are you?

There are fabulous beaches wherever you go, but naturists should head to Jerolim, named the world’s top naturist beach in 2011 by CNN. Head through the trees to the other side and Kordovon beach, one of the most chilled places on the coast.

Looking for upmarket service and a little nightlife later on? There is no competition to Carpe Diem Beach at Stipanska, a great chill zone by day, and the place to party until the small hours at night.

Art, culture, nature and gastronomy? That would be Palmizana – the most famous Hvar tourist resort with a great beach, bars and restaurants – a perfect day out with lots to see and do. Whoever you are, there is a Pakleni Island experience for you.
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Get active.

There are many ways to experience the best of the island of Hvar, and not many would argue with a day on the beach, but for those wanting to get a little more active, Hvar is an amazing adventure playground. A sailing paradise of course, and what better introduction to the Pakleni Islands than a sunset cruise? Or get kayaking and explore the island’s hidden coves and beaches close up, with the southern shore from Hvar Town particularly recommended. Enjoy rock climbing? There can be few more picturesque climbing challenges than the cliffs of Sveta Nedjelja with the glistening Adriatic below. Hiking, cycling, even Ironman training – if it moves, you can bet the excellent Hvar Adventure are behind it.

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How about some wine?

Traveling 25 minute drive from the heart of Hvar Town will place you in the luscious wine country of the island. The rolling hills of vineyards are truly breathtaking!
The abundant sunshine, mild climate, and fertile soil make Hvar an ideal location for growing grapes and making fine wine.

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Make sure you book great off-road tour by Secret Hvar – you will visit one of the many vineyards and wineries on the beautiful island. You’ll have the opportunity to tour wine cellars, production facilities, and take part in a wine tasting. While visiting Hvar, this is an experience you will not want to miss!

PARTY, PARTY, PARTY!

Hvar has become well known as a city that doesn’t rest, primarily during the summer months. One main reason so many opt to vacation in Hvar is that there is always something happening; from live music shows to clubs with great music you are certain to never be bored there.

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Our outdoor terrace and cocktail bar will be your first point of call to kick off your night in Hvar. Join us every night and with our happy hours and theme nights, you’ll meet your new best friends. At 10:30PM, we are ready for a free Pub Crawl to the famous Kiva Bar where you can try the Tequila Boom, a mix of tequila and bitter lemon that they hit on your head a couple of times before you drink it. It is strong but don’t worry, they’ll give you a helmet. When Kiva Bar shuts down at 02AM, we are ready to continue to Pink Champagne or Carpe Diem until 06AM.

 

Rent your own boat.

There are several companies out of Hvar Town that offer Speedboat and Yacht rentals and Villa Marija Hvar Hostel will be able to hook you up with some of the cheapest around!. You can have a licensed skipper take you to the most hidden and beautiful areas of the island. If you prefer to stay on the land, you can enjoy countless pebble beaches surrounded by beautiful pine tree forests that are located throughout the island.

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If you prefer to spend your time on the water, Hvar offers 158 miles of beautiful coastline for visitors to tour! With countless hidden coves and harbors, there are plenty of places to explore from the sea!

Snorkeling is an extremely popular activity in Hvar due to the crystal clear temperate water. With many hidden beaches, lagoons, and underwater tunnels, underwater exploration is a great way to enjoy this island.

Whether you are looking to enjoy fine wine, boating and beaches, or a wild night out, Hvar is a great destination to visit. Its mild, sunny climate and vast array of activities will ensure your vacation is full of both excitement and relaxation. This island truly is the best of both worlds! Come and explore this gem of the Adriatic Sea!

BOKO d.o.o. za ugostiteljstvo i turizam
Lucije Rudan 7, Hvar 21450
Hrvatska
OIB: 71081172707

Trgovački Sud u Splitu, MBS: 060327248,
član uprave: Ivan Boko,
upisani temeljni kapital uplaćen u cijelosti: 20 000,00HRK

Račun otvoren u Privredna Banka Zagreb d.d.
IBAN: HR 16 2340 0091 1107 1541 6

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