Villa Tyche

Svirče, sleeps: 7

Heritage These accommodations give clients the opportunity to stay in renovated historical buildings that maintain the typical  Dalmatian architecture.

Villa Tyche has a private pool, neoteric and cozy interior and overall charming atmosphere, but the outside experience is just outstanding. Vineyards and olive groves, scent of lavender, sage and rosemary in the air... Stillness so characteristic for the little village will surely clear your thoughts.

Villa Features

Villa Tyche is a hundred year old beauty made of stone located in the village of Svirče.

This traditional Dalmatian house was built at the end of the 19th century and renovated in 2006.

It has 170m2 of indoor space with additional 200m2 of outdoor garden.

Ground floor of the villa consists of a stone paved lobby, kitchen, dining room, living room with a fireplace, bedroom with two separate pull-out beds and a bathroom with a shower unit.

Indoor stone stairway leads to the next floor where there are two bedrooms; one with a double bed and the other with a double bed plus the additional single bed. Also, there are two bathrooms with bathtubs and a 50m2 terrace with sun-beds if you choose to relax and sunbathe in the privacy of a villa.

Outside, in the yard, there is a round swimming pool ca. 20 m² surrounded by aromatic Mediterranean plants, sun-beds with parasols and outside table with chairs.

In the wine boutique on the ground floor you can find great selection of high quality wines made on the south side of the island (Plenković, Carić, Duboković). South side of the island is famous for its excellent wines because of the specific position of vineyards. Well-maintained vineyards are located on steep southern slopes where vine is showered by the sun the record number of days in a year.

This is a place where you can truly escape the harsh reality of everyday life, suitable for a family vacation, romantic getaway or for hangouts with close friends.

The closest major towns are Jelsa, Vrboska and Stari Grad (4-5 kilometers), and the town of Hvar is 25-minute drive away.

While you are relaxing by the pool, scent of laurel filling the air, pour yourself a glass of Carić’s wine called “Jubov” meaning “love” in Hvar dialect. By doing that you’ll get our point, for sure.

You’ll want to spend the rest of your life there. 

Love at First Sight

We met her a few years back. Tyche seemed really lucky and truly unhappy at the same time.

She came to the island with a small group of friends but she stood out from the group somehow. If you were to look carefully into her eyes you’d be able to see a tiny shadow lurking underneath her eyelids.

Her cheerful friends got the keys for the villa one June afternoon and stayed there for two whole weeks, but Tyche appeared again a few months later. She came into our office asking about car rentals and we remembered that young lady right away. We were surprised to see her and asked her how come she’s still there almost five months after she originally arrived.

Instead with those shadowy eyes she gazed at us almost glowing. No more shadows but rather sparkle under her eyelids. Something changed.

She satisfied our curiosity and told us what happened.

She told us all about this petite picturesque village where instead of traffic noise you wake up to the sound of birds chirping. Where open green fields instead of grey sulky buildings surround you. Where food you eat doesn’t come from some generic box but from the trees, from the sea and from the ground you walk on. Where you go to sleep escorted by a starlit sky and with a sound of little owls from woods nearby.

While she was talking, so consumed by her own story, a man walked in and speaking fluent French asked her if she got the car for her friends. The man was a journalist who lived in that picturesque little village where Tyche came in June and where she stayed forever. It was all clear to all of us - as clear as her eyes were that day in October.

  • sleeps 6+1
  • bedrooms 3
  • bathrooms 3
Amenities - Inside
Amenities - Inside
  • AC x 3 / in all bedrooms
  • fully equipped kitchen
  • dining for 7 people
  • 4 ring stove
  • oven
  • fridge / freezer
  • coffee machine
  • toaster
  • juicer
  • dishwasher
  • washing machine
  • hair dryer
  • DVD player
  • stereo
  • wi-fi
  • baby cot
  • open fireplace in lounge
  • wine boutique
  • all linens provided
  • all towels provided
Amenities - Outside
Amenities - Outside
  • private pool / size 4 fi
  • terraces and garden
  • dining for 7 people
  • garden furniture
  • sun deck
  • loungers and sunshades
  • outdoor shower
  • BBQ
  • private shaded parking
Additional Services
Additional Services
  • upon arrangement
Village of Svirče

In the heart of Hvar Island, in the lowlands underneath the highest island peak - St. Nikola / 626m - there lays the small village of Svirče. The legend says it got its name from the way the first settlers – shepherds from Vrbanj – arrived there. 

They came while singing and playing music and they stayed for good. The word Svirče is a derivative of a word "svirati" meaning "to play music" in Croatian language. Today’s Svirče is a lively village of some 500 inhabitants with their specific life dynamics.

Lets start with the appearance of the place. The parish church of St. Mary Magdalene dominates the village; it is a rather unique church since none of the other churches on Hvar Island have a central dome and a floor plan. It was built on the grounds of an older 18th century church and next to the 19th century cemetery that today holds the status of a World Heritage Monument.

The church of Sv. Mary on the Pjaca (the main square in Svirče) was adopted from the village loggia in 1820. And in the Makjanić house you can find a very interesting collection of sculptures and reliefs in wood, done by the self-taught sculptor Josip Makjanić (1837-1929).

Old stone houses with their stone paved floors, paths and tiny bridges that connect them are especially charming. The nature around, numerous vineyards and olive groves, add even more to the rustic ambiance of this quiet village.

People from Svirče were growing vines, olives and lavender since their arrival. Nowadays, cultivation and processing of those crops has been brought to a whole new level since diligence and motivation of Svirče people is unbelievable. Some of the best wines are made in Svirče (PZ Svirče, Vina Carić, Vina Plančić) and excellent olive oil is made on the spot in modernized mill of Božić family. It would be such a pity to leave Svirče without treating yourself with those sumptuous flavors of local wines and olive oil.

When talking about Svirče in context of wine we mustn’t forget to mention Ivan Dolac and Sv. Nedjelja – two small places on the south side of the island that were inhabited by people from Svirče. Those places were almost the necessity at the time of their settling and ingenious Svirče people started building their leisure houses there so they didn’t have to travel far back home after a hard days work. There were no motor vehicles back then and the distance from the vineyards to the village was fairly large.

South side vineyards are on a very rugged terrain and the soil is far from easy to cultivate, but at the same time the abundance of sunshine year around does its magic. The results of that combination are the best wines you can get on the island, plavac mali variety wines, such as Ivan Dolac and Ivan Dolac barrique (P.Z. Svirče); Ivan Dolac (Vujnović); Zlatan Plavac Grand Cru (Plenković); Plavac Mali barrique (Tomić); Medvid and Medvjedica (Duboković); Plovac Ploški and Plovac Ploški barrique (Carić). These wines have won numerous awards worldwide.

While Sv. Nedjelja became a separated village, Ivan Dolac is still a place where people from Svirče have their leisure houses. Tourism is an important branch of industry on the south side of the island so most inhabitants of Svirče split their time between Svirče and Ivan Dolac during warmer months of the year. That created a very relaxing and meditative atmosphere inside the village. In those times all you can hear is the sound of crickets or bicycle bells of curious cyclists trying out one of the most beautiful Adriatic bicycle routes that runs through Svirče.

A small grocery store where you can get basic supplies is located in the village as well as café-bar and a restaurant/pizza place called "Nona". If you are in a need of a bank, post office, pharmacy or a doctor’s office, you can find all that in towns close by. The closest major towns are Jelsa, Vrboska and Stari Grad (4-5 kilometers), and the town of Hvar is 25-minute drive away.

Svirče is the only place on the island where local population is not in decline. On the contrary, they live rather prosperous. The main reason for that is because young people from Svirče often return to their hometown once they finish schools. They come back so they can live and work in their village.

Once you experience Svirče, you will understand their reasons. 


International Airport Split
Local Airport Jelsa / 4 km
Town Center Jelsa / 4 km
Beach Jelsa / 5 km
Bar / Restaurant Svirče / 200 m
Grocery Store Svirče / 150 m
Supermarket Jelsa / 4 km
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Villa Tyche

Weekly Rates

01.06.2018 - 01.07.2018 €1.750
01.07.2018 - 01.09.2018 €2.520
01.09.2018 - 30.09.2018 €1.750

Weekly rates per property.

Weekly rates include: use of all facilities and amenities, VAT, tourist tax, wi-fi, electricity, water, gas, linen, towels, soaps, shampoos and shower gels, final cleaning.

Weekly rates do not include: wine boutique, pets (€7 per day, to be paid locally) and all additional services.

Additional Information

Pets are allowed, upon request.

Smoking is allowed.

Events are allowed, upon request.

All additional services upon request prior to your arrival.

Towels and linen are all provided and changed every 3-4 days, or more often if necessary.

Minimum stay is 7 days, but exceptions can be made depending on a high/low season.

A short stay (less than 4 nights) is possible out of high season, but requires 30% surcharge.

Changeover day is preferably Saturday, but can be flexible depending on a high/low season.

Check in is at 4 pm and check out is at 10 am.

Car is recommended.

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Booking Notes

A 30% non refundable deposit is required at the time of booking and the final balance is due 8 weeks prior to your arrival date.

If booking is canceled within 8 weeks prior to your arrival date none of your payments will be refunded.

All bank transfer fees are the responsibility of the guest.

The entire agreed rental fee must be paid even if the property is used by less people that you indicated when making the booking or your party does not use the property for the full period indicated when making the booking.

By confirming your booking and paying the advance, you explicitly confirm that you are familiar with the general terms and conditions, and that you accept them.

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