Places to Visit in Hvar, Croatia, Europe

Places to Visit in Hvar, Croatia, Europe

Hvar is an island in Croatia country in the Adriatic Sea, situated in the middle of Brac, Vis and Korcula Islands. Hvar spans an area of 114.815 square miles (297.37 square kilometers), the highest elevation is 628 meters (2,060 feet) above the sea level, Hvar, known for its fertile coastal plain and fresh water springs and hilly region in the islands are covered by pine forests with vineyards, olive groves, fruit orchards and lavender fields and economy of the island is based on fishing, marine activities, agriculture and industries.

Hvar is surrounded by Brac Island, Vis Island, Korcula Island and Trpanj Island and Zagreb, capital of Croatia is situated at the distance of 460 kilometers from Hvar. Coordinates of Hvar are 43.1333° N, 16.7333° E.


History of Hvar:

Neolithic people were the first inhabitants on the island and later in 4th century Greeks established the colonies on the island and named the island has Pharos. Roman captured the island in 2190 B.C and renamed as Pharia and after the fall of Roman rule, the island was controlled by Bisantium and later occupied by Slavic tribes, Narentines, Kingdom of Croatia. In the 12th century, vines and wine cultivation was popular on the island introduced by Republic of Venice and later the island was ruled by Kingdom of Hungary. French attacked the island in 1806 during the Napoleonic War but later the island was captured by British Army.


Tourism in Hvar:

Town Square:

Town Square is the main landmark of the city, is one of the most beautiful and largest squares in the country covering an area of 4500 square meters and fort is situated on the top of the hill near the square.


Cathedral of St. Stephen:

Cathedral of St. Stephen is situated in the Town Square constructed in the 16th century and 17th century is the most stunning monument known for its architectural design in the island.


Other places to visit in and around Hvar:

  • Neolithic Archeological Site
  • Zavala Beach
  • Ivan Dolac Beach
  • Milna Beach
  • Hvar Beach


Climate in Hvar:

Hvar has hot and humid climate during the summer season with rainfall any time of the day and winters are chilled and best time to visit Hvar is from May to September.


Transportation to Hvar:

Hvar is not served by airport but tourists can reach the Split Airport with domestic and international flights to various cities in the country and Europe and Split is the nearest bus station to reach Hvar and tourists can find lots of buses operating from all the parts of country to Split city at regular intervals. Every city and largest town in the region is connected through train and Split is one of the busiest railway stations in the country that receives regular trains from all over the country. Split port has regular ferry services to Hvar Island and ferries are operated by numerous private groups.


Accommodation in Hvar:

Among the gorges valleys and hills remarkable sceneries are present some of the exclusive and graceful world class one star and four star hotels at Hvar. Various amenities such as sauna, spa, flat TV with cable connection, 24 hour check in and out, etc are available in all the major hotels on the island for charge varying from $ 25 to $ 500 with world class facilities and one can also find the villas and apartments with lost cost. List of hotels in Hvar is as follows:

  • Hotel Amfora Grand Beach Resort
  • Adriana Hvar Spa Hotel
  • Riva Hvar Yacht Harbour Hotel
  • Maki Exclusive Apartments
  • Aparthotel Pharia
  • Apartmani Marinka
  • Lorenco Tudor Apartments
  • Apartments Sanja
  • Villa Rosmarinus
  • Guest House Karević
  • Villa Marinesa
  • Apartments Buzolic
  • Apartments and Rooms Bonkan Hvar

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