According to the most famous American tourist magazine “Travel + Leisure”, Hvar was included in the top 10 list of most favorable island destinations in the world and was proclaimed the most glamorous Adriatic island. Hvar is a unique combination of rich cultural and historic heritage, Mediterranean nature and modern tourist facilities.
The town of Hvar is the island’s main center. It is situated on the southern, sunny side of island, and can boast of having 140 year old tourist tradition. The beginnings of tourism on the island of Hvar are truly mythical, from Ancient Greek visitors to medieval scientists from Austria and Germany. Back in 1868, the Hygienist Society was founded in Hvar, with the aim of building a contemporary health resort. This marked the beginning of organized tourism on the Mediterranean.
The rich history and culture of the town of Hvar is visible at every step. Make sure to visit Fortica Fortress, the Cathedral of Hvar, the Franciscan monastery, and one of the Europe’s oldest public theaters, established in the year 1612. The town of Hvar offers high quality accommodation in numerous hotels, apartments and villas.
The culinary offer in restaurants and taverns is extensive. Pakleni otoci, a group of islands, is located in front of the town of Hvar. These pearls of beauty of the island of Hvar offer many sunny, secluded coves. The numerous bays and beaches in the vicinity of Hvar, along with vineyards and olive groves will give you a real taste of the Mediterranean.
For those interested in culture, the town of Hvar also offers numerous cultural events, shows, exhibitions, concerts, music and folklore events. Numerous cafés, terraces with music, bars and night clubs will provide plenty of fun and entertainment.