Lying between the islands of Brač, Vis and Korčula just off the Dalmatian cost, the island of Hvar is home to such iconic sights as purple-hued hills covered in fragrant flowers, mosaic-patterned olive groves and sun-kissed pebbled beaches.
With its rugged coastline stretching over 68 km, and its innumerable sleepy coastal villages, the island of Hvar is the longest Dalmatian island, as well as the fourth most populated one. Its strategic position at the center of the Adriatic sailing route has long made it an important point of trade across the Mediterranean. Inhabited since prehistoric times, this unique island has always held great historical significance.
The numerous architectural and cultural monuments scattered along the island are a true testament to its age-long prosperity and its strong ties to the cultural centers of centuries past. Owing to its year-round mild climate, characterized by cozy winters and cool summers, the island of Hvar is rightfully billed as “the sunniest Croatian island”. The perfect marriage between its pristine Mediterranean nature and rich cultural tradition, complemented by a vibrant nightlife, is what makes Hvar a truly inviting destination. An adventurer’s dream, Hvar offers a host of entertaining activities, including leisurely walks along the sun-drenched beaches of the picturesque villages of Ivan Dolac, Sveta Nedjelja, Sućuraj, Milna, Jelsa, Zavala, and Vrboska (often referred to as “little Venice”), scenic rides through the vast expanses of lavender fields near Gdinj, Zastražišće and Bogomolje, and exhilarating dives into the island’s breathtaking underwater world.