Just off the coast of Split, the island of Hvar is perhaps best known for its stylish restaurants, lively nightlife, and glamourous celebrities sipping cocktails on superyachts. However, there is much more on offer across this idyllic isle.
One of the sunniest islands in Dalmatia, Hvar boasts sprawling fields of wild flowers, lavender and rosemary, lush pine forests, vineyards and olive groves; a dream for any nature lover. Along the 250 km coastline, pebble beaches and rocky coves lead to crystal-clear turquoise waters, ideal for swimming and snorkelling.
Capital Hvar Town is not only the island’s most lively town but also its best-preserved, with cobblestoned streets, medieval buildings, Renaissance palaces, and ancient monasteries to explore. Sitting high above the town, the white limestone walls of the Spanish Fortress provide the perfect lookout point to take in panoramic views of the city, sea, and surrounding islands.
Stari Grad is the island’s main port and oldest settlement, colonised in 384 BC. It also features a beautiful Old Town with narrow streets lined with low stone houses, the remains of a stunning 16th century castle, and a pretty promenade of restaurants.
The other main settlements of Jelsa and Vrboska are located away from the hustle and bustle, offering a more laid-back, village feel.
See our collection of luxury villas in Hvar below.
- Quiet fishing villages contrasted by lively towns
- Panoramic views from the battlements of the medieval Spanish Fortress
- Sprawling lavender fields & lush pine forests
- Sip cocktails at sunset in a waterfront bar
- Explore hidden beaches and coves around the island
- Wander the cobbled streets and alleyways of Stari Grad