Average 2 hour flight
Time difference +1 hour(s)
Average temperature 20°C
Sunshine, the scent of lavender, clear blue seas, sunshine, tasty seafood, a vibrant nightlife and culture are just some of the things that greet you on a holiday on Hvar. The island of Hvar is located off the Dalmatian coastline of Croatia and is famous for being the summer-time haunt of the rich and famous, who arrive in their yachts ready to party. Hvar Town is a favourite with visitors - its beautiful palm-tree lined waterfront promenade is the place to eat and shop and its main square home to the Cathedral of St Stephen, a 17th century arsenal and the old town theatre. Follow the zig zag path uphill to the Citadel, worth it for the views of the island and out to the Pakleni Otoci islands. Visit the UNESCO-protected old town of Stavi Grad - set around a deep bay the town is packed with stone houses, tiny squares, elegant hotels, tasty restaurants and stunning beaches. The tranquil Jelsa is built around a natural inlet with yachts dotted in the harbour and a good choice of cafes and restaurants. Hvar boasts a lively nightlife, especially in the summer months and its mild climate makes it a good year-round choice. Why not follow in the footsteps of the jet-set and enjoy a holiday in Hvar this summer!
There are lots of things to see and do on a holiday in Hvar. Enjoy waterbased fun such as windsurfing, diving and snorkelling. Explore the beauty countryside on a hiking or bike trip. Catch a water taxi from Hvar town centre out to the Pakleni Islands and enjoy the beaches. Lavender, lace and wine are popular buys. Watch the sunsets from the Hvar Town's Spanjola Fortress.
The jetset flock to the island in July and August to enjoy Hvar's famous nightlife. The bars and clubs in Hvar Town are rocking and lively to the early hours party central! Carpe Diem is tops for celebrityspotting. For quieter evenings, head to the old town of Stavi Grad and the resort of Jelsa where a quiet meal and a drink are on offer in the many cafes and restaurants along the waterfront.
You'll discover many restaurants and cafes dotted across Hvar island. Freshly caught fish and seafood are a popular choice and local favourites on the menu include grilled squid and cucumber salad. Local made wines and beers are a good accompaniement to your meal.