Town Hvar

A hit destination that will knock you off your feet with history, gastronomy, and the world’s most beautiful beaches


Discover everything Hvar has to offer

The fortress Fortica
The construction of the town fortress began after 1278, when Hvar was under the Venetian rule. The fortress with the town walls forms a unique defence system. In 1551, a new fortress was built on the site of the old one, and a few years later it provided shelter for the local residents from the Turk attacks. It was restored at the beginning of the 17th century during the reign of Prince Pietro Semitecolo, with the construction of the Baroque defensive bastions
Red Rocks
Eight kilometres east of the town of Hvar, you will see a picturesque play of nature. Layers of limestone, interlined with layers of reddish breccia, that have, sometime in the distant geological Hvar history, risen vertically. The softer breccia deposits were washed away by the rain and the sea, leaving vertical cavities of a reddish colour, resembling a huge organ emerging from the seabed
First public theatre in Europe
The cultural and intellectual elite gathered in Hvar since ancient times. The Arsenal, which served as a shipyard for galleys, was built between 1292 and 1331, while the Hvar’s historic theatre takes up the second floor of the Arsenal building. The auditorium with boxes was built in 1803, when the Theatre Society was founded, and today’s neo-baroque appearance dates back to the mid-19th century. Two wall scenographies have been preserved, the 1819 fresco is still on the back wall of the stage, while the fresco depicting the duke’s court, dating from 1900, was restored and placed on movable panels

Escape to your own



Indulge in the island way of life and enjoy the benefits of Mediterranean cuisine, but also don’t forget the impressive possibilities of active tourism

Try octopus’ meatballs, a local dish prepared according to a century-old recipe. According to many gastronomic experts, this is the finest dish produced by the Croatian coast
Hvar Gregada is a simple, yet delicious fish dish that is great for lunch or dinner. It is one of the oldest fisherman’s dishes that used to be prepared from small white fish that was no good for any other way of cooking besides cooking it like this with vegetables
Three centuries before Christ, the ancient Greeks sailed to the island of Hvar, brought vines, and planted them in the fertile field of Starigrad. Hvar is the ancestral home of Plavac Mali, one of the most prestigious varieties of black grapes. Hence, is there a better motive to treat the palate with sips of divine wine?
Hvar is a nautical mecca. Take a boat to Pakleni island or explore the coast of the nearby islands of Šolta, Hvar and Vis. Surrender to hedonism and enjoy the sun, sea, untouched nature, and the melody of crickets

Cradle of european tourism

Hvar celebrates 155 years of organized tourism. The Hygiene Society, the first tourism association in Croatia and Europe, intensively promoted tourism in Hvar and positioned it as the most important economic branch. Today, Hvar is listed on the world tourist map as one of the most interesting destinations, which attracts tourists from all over the world throughout the year

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Sunbathing, swimming, and outdoor activities are not the only advantages of Hvar. It is a destination of rich heritage just waiting to be discovered.

01 Islet Jerolim
02 Palmižana bay
03 Benedictine Monastery
04 Loggia
05 Pakleni islands seabed
06 Vela beach
07 Lučišće beach
08 Pokonji dol beach
09 Borče beach
10 Dubovica beach

True hedonism has been present in Hvar since the time of luxurious Roman villas, it emerges from the walls of Renaissance summer houses and despite all the challenges of an island life, it still lingers in the dreams of modern nomads who enjoy all the luxury of Hvar, where organized tourism of Europe started almost 150 years ago

Number of islets within the Pakleni islands


Pakleni islands are a world phenomenon well worth visiting and experiencing. Enjoy the exceptional beauty of nature and explore hidden coves, beaches, and cliffs


Make your stay


Here are some suggestions on everything you need for a comfortable visit. Find activities to do and spend your time exactly as you prefer. If you need a place to stay, we prepared a handy list of hotels.

01 Hotels
02 Events
03 Activities


Trips from


Due to its micro-location, Hvar is an ideal starting point for one-day trips to surrounding destinations. Discover the authentic Dalmatia

A world-renowned hit destination and the capital of the Mediterranean where antiquity and hedonism meet
A wonderous city under the UNESCO’s protection
A pirate town located at the mouth of the River Cetina, with narrow streets that will impress you
Makarska rivijera
Heavenly beaches and crystal-clear sea in hit destinations of Baška Voda, Brela and Makarska
An island with thousand wonders, best known for its beach Zlatni rat
Authentic and untouched island, ideal for adventurers and those resisting commercial content
The island with the world’s most famous beach – Stiniva, but also the guardian of the Blue Cave on the islet Biševo
Walk the Game of Thrones paths and explore the ancient fortress Klis
The host of Sinjska Alka, a chivalric tournament with a 300-year-old tradition, and an ideal starting point for an excursion to the source of River Cetina
Take a walk along the Imotski field, taste the River Vrljika and feast your eyes on the Blue and Red Lake


Events in Hvar

Hvar Summer Festival
Fishing evenings
Tourist board


What to do
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