Villa Heraclea is located in the historical heart of the seaside town of Hvar. From its magnificent stone baroque balcony it captures breathtaking views of the Riva esplanade and the harbor beyond. Modern yachts and classic sailboats adorn the waterfront just meters away while Fortica, the 16th Century Fortress, protectively watches over this popular port of call and the surrounding Pakleni Islands.
The Villa was originally built in 1612, during the baroque period, when Venice exhibited a strong influence all along Adriatic. Today it is preserved as a heritage monument and is protected under Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments. It was first owned by the well-known Stalio family as well as Marchi family, one of the oldest Italian families in Hvar. The Villa, along with the Gothic pool house and garden was fully renovated between 2007 and 2009, in strict accordance with the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments.