Vrbanj is the biggest village on the island. It dominates the larger part of the valley of Hvar . Its name comes from the word Vrba (willow). Vrbanj is connected with the rising of Hvar 1510-1514, being the focus of it, and the birthplace of its leader Matija Ivanic. In a nice memorial park, in the centre of the village and by the island road, a monument in memory of Fallen Warriors stand.