Do you know that in 2018 Hvar celebrated the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Hvar Healthy Society in 1868, when first groups of tourists began enjoying Hvar?
The Island of Hvar
Dare to dream of an island which boasts the oldest organized tourism in Europe, tourism based on its healthy climate and most hours of sunshine in the Adriatic.
Dare to dream of an island famed for its fragrance and natural beauty, whose lavender heritage is celebrated each year, and whose olive oil is among the best in the world.
Dare to dream of an island whose cultural heritage includes the oldest public theatre in Europe built in 1612, whose Franciscan monastery is even older, dating back to 1465, and whose 6 eco-ethno villages are the charming windows into the past perfect, untouched by contemporary world.
Dare to dream of an island with a wine tradition dating back 2400 years, whose sun-kissed vineyards enjoy the most sun in the Adriatic and produce Croatia’s only Grand Cru, and whose wines are exported all over the world, from California to China.
Dare to dream of an island with a first-class range of activities, including sailing, kayaking, scuba diving, rock climbing, hiking, cycling, and big game fishing.
Dare to dream of an island with an exquisite gastronomic offer - Mediterranean diet as part of UNESCO intangible cultural heritage and an excellent choice of local produce and organic food that will heal your body and add years to your life - fresh seafood, olive oil, red wine, goat cheese, herb teas, lavender and honey cakes...
Dare to dream of an island with the highest number of UNESCO-protected heritage in the world; from the Mediterranean diet, KLAPA as traditional polyphonic a cappella singing, ZA KRIŽEN Easter procession, lace made by the Benedictine nuns, the art of dry stone walling, and CHORA PHAROU, the best preserved example of the Greek tradition of land division in the Mediterranean!
Dare to dream of an island with access to the sailing paradise of Pakleni islands, a collection of emerald jewels opposite the main town, which offer beaches, privacy, nature, fine dining, and the most stunning sunsets.
Dare to dream of an island whose celebrity draw included Jackie Onassis, Prince Harry, Bono and Beyoncé, Tom Cruise, Jodie Foster, Kevin Spacey and Keira Knightley, Giorgio Armani, Roman Abramovich ... while Orson Welles found Hvar town as the perfect location for filming The Deep in 1967.
Dare to dream of an island whose nightlife is the envy of the Adriatic, with its Full Moon parties and nightclubs providing the liveliest entertainment on the Croatian coast.
Dare to dream of an island with such high-quality accommodation, whose recent hotels accolades include Fodor’s Top 100 and Sunday Times Best 100 Hotels in Europe, and whose villas are frequently featured in the best interior design magazines in the world.
Dare to dream of an island that is repeatedly listed in the top 5 islands by Condé Nast Traveller, that is named Lonely Planet’s destination number 5 and Večernji List’s Top Destination in Croatia.
No need to dare. No need to dream.
The island is Hvar.
Explore locations on Hvar
- The Island of Hvar
- Saint Nicholas Peak
- Town of Hvar
- Pakleni Islands
- Village of Zaraće
- Village of Brusje
- Sviračina Bay
- Town of Stari Grad
- HORA or AGER
- Town of Jelsa
- Town of Vrboska
- Village of Basina
- Village of Pitve
- Village of Vrisnik
- Village of Svirče
- Village of Vrbanj
- Village of Dol
- Village of Rudine
- Village of Gromin Dolac
- Village of Zavala
- Village of Ivan Dolac
- Village of Bojanić Bad
- Village of Jagodna
- Village of Sv.Nedjelja
- Village of Humac
- Village of Zastražišće
- Village of Gdinj
Lovely villa Bia is in the second row to the sea, with a swimming pool surrounded by nature's green bounty. A perfect place for an even more perfect and relaxing vacation; smell of the sea, twitter of the birds, sunbathing on the terrace and relaxing by the pool in the company of Mediterranean flora.Learn more