which has for cenuries been interwining in every aspect of
the town life, will convince you upon your first encounter
with this town that you have come to a place that is a living
cultural monument. Regardless of where you come from, this
town will delight you. Not only does Hvar`s history makes
this town unique, but its present does as well, with the numerous
lovely catering establishment, as well as as its nightlife.
The island of Hvar is a symbol of a cherished traditional
of organized tourism in private accomodation. Owing to its
mild climate, it has warm winters and pleasant summers, Hvar
is host to many guests drawn by the beauty of history in harmony
with unspoiled nature and a contemporary tourist life. Crystal
blue sea, marvellous bays and pebble beaches, mild climate,
lush vegetation, vineyards, olive groves, endless fields of
lavander, historical and cultural sights make the island of
Hvar, undoubtedly, the most beautiful island... Due to its
geographical position Hvar was a place at the important sea
route since the ancient times, where different cultures interweaved
and influenced each other, and finally left traces to the
access to Hvar implies the point from which we have reached
it. From the sea, we get the sight of a waterfront promenade
strip bordered with a row of palm trees and seven centuries
old walls, overtopped by the fortresses protecting Hvar, extending
downwards to the town and to the Venetian loggia. Coming from
the central part of the island or using the road from the
ferry harbour we arrive at the magnificent Piazza, a square
generally considered the most beautiful of the kind in Dalmatia,
dominated by St. Stephen's Cathedral and bordered by the palaces
of Groda and by the cascading stone-built houses of Burag.
But, no matter from which point this town is approached, Hvar
straightway presents itself as a monument. Centuries have
ground its stone, epochs, above all renaissances, have shaped
its appearance. Monuments within monuments, monuments on monuments.
Hvar is a jewel hidden by the time.
Yet, the presentation of Hvar is not defined by itsmonuments
only. It should include its harbourspreading towards the sea
and the islands called Pakleni Otoci, its hotels, apartments,
its unmatched climate having healing properties, its restaurants
and cafes, all reflecting the glossy spirit of an exquisite
resort area for almost a century and a half.
Hvar displays with pride the oldest municipal theatre in Europe.
Hvar has been built through time by notable domestic and foreign
architects. Hvar has been celebrated in verses. Hvar has been
painted by the painters. But Hvar itself is the best narrator
of its own story. It is enough to come and see for oneself.
That way we shall touch a piece of the legend.
natural landscapes are probably the most magnificent and impressive
image of Hvar. The mild Mediterranean Sun shining almost three
thousand hours per year, the clear night skies with stars
as on one's palm, the azure sea generously revealing the treasurers
of the Neptune's underwater gardens, opiate fragrances of
rosemary, heather and garden-sage or the song of cicadae at
noon, these are the impressions that remain longest in our
experience of Hvar.
And in such ambiance, as if painted after the mythic Arcadia,
a group of islets off the town of Hvar - the Paklinski Otoci
- make place of exceptional value for all those apt to feel
and experience the primordial elements of the landscapes of
Hvar. In the same way, the hidden bays of the northern and
southern coast of the island (Milna, Dubovica, Pišcena, Vira,
Pribinja and many more, inhabited and uninhabited) make the
highlights of its genuine atmosphere and smells.