dubovica beach in Hvar Island

Everything You Need to Know

Attention all wanderlusters and island-hoppers! Are you ready to escape the daily grind and bask in the sun-kissed splendor of Hvar Island? Join me as we venture to one of the most picturesque destinations in the world. From crystal-clear waters to rolling hills, Hvar Island is the perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. Get ready to say goodbye to routine and hello to an unforgettable getaway. Let’s make traveling to Hvar Island a trip to remember!

When is the Best Time to Visit

Experience the Mediterranean magic of Hvar with its inviting climate featuring sunny, warm summers and mild winters. Plan your trip for the peak season of July and August, when temperatures are at their warmest, with an average high of 30°C or even moreduring the hottest month of July. Enjoy your days basked in the sun and cool off in the evening with comfortable lows of 19°C. Get ready to soak in the beauty of Hvar Island at its finest!

But if you want to avoid the throng of summer crowd, I highly suggest you visit Hvar Island in spring or autumn. Believe me, the water will be as captivating and warm, but the crowd won’t be as hideous.

How to Get from Split to Hvar

The most convenient way to get to Hvar Island from Split, Croatia is by ferry or catamaran. There are several ferry companies that operate regular services from Split to Hvar, with journey times ranging from 1 to 2 hours. You can purchase tickets in advance or at the ferry terminal on the day of travel. If you’re in a hurry, you can also take a catamaran, which is a faster and more expensive option. The catamaran journey takes approximately 45 minutes. Both ferry and catamaran services depart from the Split ferry terminal, which is located a short walk from the city center.

What are the best areas to stay in Hvar Island

  1. Hvar Town: This is the main town and is ideal for travelers looking to lavender fields in Hvar Islandbe in the heart of the action. You will find plenty of restaurants, bars, and shops in this area, as well as easy access to the island’s attractions.
  2. Milna: This small village is located on the west coast of the island and is known for its serene and peaceful atmosphere. It is a great option for those who want to escape the crowds.
  3. Stari Grad: This historic town is located in the north of the island and is a great base for exploring the nearby beaches and countryside. Stari Grad is also known for its picturesque harbor and charming old town.
  4. Jelsa: This town is located in the central part of the island and is a popular destination for families and those looking for a more relaxed pace. Jelsa has a sandy beach, several restaurants, and a variety of shops.
  5. Vrboska: This charming fishing village is located on the northeastern coast of the island and is known for its picturesque harbor and Venetian architecture. Vrboska is a great option for those looking for a quieter, more traditional experience.

Fifteen Things to Do  

  1. Explore the historic old town of Hvar
  2. Visit the Fortica Fortress and enjoy the panoramic view
  3. Swim at one of the many beaches on the island, such as Zlatni Rat or Dubovica
  4. Take a boat tour to visit the Pakleni Islands
  5. Sample the local wine and olive oil
  6. Visit the St. Stephen’s Square and the Cathedral of St. Stephen
  7. Visit the Hvar Theatre, the oldest functioning theatre in Europe
  8. Walk along the harbor promenade
  9. Try the local cuisine, including seafood and lamb dishes
  10. Hike up to the peak of Mount Hum for stunning views
  11. Visit the Franciscan Monastery and its museum
  12. Enjoy a sunset from the hillside of Spanjola Fortress
  13. Take a guided tour of the historic Hvar Military Hospital
  14. Visit the Hvar Botanical Garden
  15. Try water sports such as paddle-boarding, kayaking, or windsurfing

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