Located in the center of the Mediterranean, off of its northern more indented and more densely populated coast, the island of Hvar is also situated in the center of practically all of the routes that cross the eastern Adriatic. An outstanding geographical point of central Dalmatia, on the route from Zadar and Sibenik to Korcula and Dubrovnik, Hvar is located in the vicinity of, and within the region gravitating towards, the city of Split. However, Hvar is separated from the Split Channel by the island of Brac.
Its 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 treasuers 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 Pakleni 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, Piscena, Vira, Pribinja and many more, inhabited and uninhabited) make the highlights of its genuine atmosphere and smells. Just 3 miles from the town of Hvar there is ACI MARINA - Palmizana which is very important for nautical tourism and for discovering wild and untouched beauties of islands.
The town of Hvar, known as Madiera of Croatia is the largest settlement on the island of Hvar. The seven century-old walls, with fortifications towering above them, keep watch over Hvar as they slope down toward the town and its Venetian loggia.
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 down-wards 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 paleces of Groda and by the cascading stone-boilt houses of Burag. But, no matter from which side this town is approached, Hvar straightway reveals itself as a monument of art.
But it is not only monuments which make Hvar what it is. It is also its harbour spreading towards the sea and the islands called Pakleni Otoci (Resin Islands), its unique healthful climate and its beaches and restaurants, which for almost a century and a half have been shining with the luster of a fashionable tourist resort.
One has only to come to Hvar to be convinced.
Far from the cosmpolite urban crowd, Hvar has preserved its villages of Brusje, Velo Grablje, Malo Grablje, Zarace and Milna for those fond of the calm left undisturbed from the beginnig of the time.
Hvar displays with pride the oldest municipal theatre in Europe. Hvar has been built throught time by notable domestic and foreign architects. Hvar has been celebrated in verses. Hvar has been painted by 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. Hvar - reflects the glossuy spirit of an exquisit resort area for almost a century and a half.
HVAR....this bautiful island....HVAR.... this beautiful town...you have to come to see this beauty and to feel air....
SUN... CLEAR SEA...BEAUTIFUL BEACHES... MARVELOUS VIEW...FUN...ARE WAITING JUST FOR YOU!