A fairy-tale village full of heritage and natural beauty, nicknamed “Little Venice” for a reason


Discover everything Vrboska has to offer

Picturesque little bridges
Throughout history, man has built bridges, wooden and stone ones, expanded the old ones, restored the destroyed ones. Some bridges testify to this even today with their layered structure. Vrboska was nicknamed “Little Venice” in Croatia precisely because of its small bridges. Although it is known as the smallest town on the island of Hvar, Vrboska is a true treasure of the island. The town was founded in the 15th century, and due to its picturesqueness, it is the subject of several works of art, while the camera simply adores it.
Soline bay
It is one of the most beautiful beaches on the Adriatic, a real paradise for sailors and lovers of untouched nature with turquoise sea and the thick shade of pine trees. Soline beach is located just one kilometer from the center of Vrboska. The beach is spacious and pebbly and is ideal for families with small children as it is abundant with infrastructure, entertainment and catering facilities
St. Mary of Mercy Fortress
The most impressive architectural jewel of the village, unique in the Adriatic region, is certainly the fortified church of St. Mary of Mercy. On the southern glade of the naturally protected Vrboska is dominated by a church/fortress that was built at the beginning of the second half of the 15th century as a Gothic single-nave church with a rectangular apse. Originally not fortified, it was destroyed in the Turkish attack in 1571 and was rebuilt in the present-day form of a church/fortress a few years later. This is the most beautiful church of this kind in Croatia and is among the most beautiful from that period in Europe. The church once housed impressive Renaissance works of art

Escape to your own



Healthy food from the surrounding fields and fresh fish with local olive oil and aromatic spices represent a unique gourmet experience. Add a glass of one of Hvar’s famous wines and the experience is complete

Vrboska has been united with the sea for thousands of years. It lives of the sea and by the sea. Here freshly caught grilled fish is a specialty brought to perfection
If you find yourself in Vrboska during Easter, you will have the opportunity to participate in the Za Križen (Following the Cross) procession, starting on the evening of Maundy Thursday through to the morning of Maundy Friday. Throughout the night, a procession with a cross-bearer, lanterns and a multitude of believers passes through the towns of Hvar, in prayer and concentration, reflecting on Jesus’ Passion. You will rarely have the opportunity to witness such a spiritual experience
Feel the adrenaline rush and learn to surf in one of the summer surfing schools in Vrboska
Vrboska has cycling paths. Enjoy passing through the fragrant fields and get inspired by the magical view of the sea and islands

Klapa singing (a capella singing)

Klapa singing is enlisted on the UNESCO’s list of intangible heritage of the world, and it is in Vrboska that this tradition has been preserved for centuries. The manifestation, which delights all lovers of traditional music, especially the klapa singing, takes place every week during the cultural summer in Vrboska. Klapa Kaštilac, founded in Vrboska, proudly represents its town and tradition, and with its spirit contributes to the real Dalmatian atmosphere in summer evenings by walking along the waterfront and singing a capella

A must – see in


Sunbathing, swimming and outdoor activities are not the only advantages of Vrboska. It is a destination of rich heritage awaiting to be discovered by you

01 St. Lawrence’s Church
02 Kaštilac tower
03 Fishermen’s Museum
04 St. Peter’s Church

This place will bring a life back to a tired body and peace to your soul. Anyone who has been here can attest to that

Number of inhabitants in Vrboska


Only a few more than 500 inhabitants live in Vrboska throughout the year, which makes this destination a romantic and peaceful oasis. Authentic way of living, untouched nature and crystal sea  guarantee the  rest for soul and body


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, Vrboska 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 inVrboska

Crazy vessels race
Dance of the Sails
Klapski đir
Tourist board


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