- Visit Hvar Town
- Winery Tour with a local guide/driver
- Explore abandoned villages such as Malo Grablje and Humac
- Island hop by boat
- Take a boat to Toto’s restaurant on the small island of Pakleni
Hvar is the most famous of all Croatian islands. It is best known for its turquoise waters, lavender fields, 2.800 hours of sunshine a year, good nightlife, and as a summer refuge for the rich and famous. It also boasts history and culture, lovely countryside, hidden bays, tasty food, and great local wines.
Flights – Split and Dubrovnik airports are the closest airports to Hvar island.
Sea Transfer – You will need to board a ferry or catamaran, or private boat, to reach the island. If you travel to Hvar from other parts of Croatia, like Zagreb, Istria, or Zadar, you’ll need first to reach Split, Drvenik, or Dubrovnik to catch the ferry for the island.
Hvar Town – the largest, best-known, and most-visited town on the island. The town boasts a myriad of beaches, hotels, restaurants, historical buildings, and cultural monuments, as well as the best nightlife on the entire island.
Stari Grad – the oldest settlement on the island. The town is located along the long, deep bay with the old town at its end. The old town consists of traditional stone houses, cobblestone streets, and numerous churches.
Jelsa – located in the centre of the island’s northern shores, Jelsa has lovely beaches, a variety of sports facilities, restaurants, and bars. It’s a good alternative to Hvar town for those looking for a quieter vibe.
Konoba Kokot, Dol – This family-run tavern is best known for meat dishes, particularly lamb. Don’t miss out on the yummy goat cheese made by the owner’s mum.
Stori komin, Malo Grablje – tucked away at the edge of the abandoned village of Malo grablje, Stori komin is a casual place to taste traditional Dalmatian comfort food. You can hike there, or take a small road from the village of Milna to reach Malo grablje.
Oaza, Milna – Just a stone’s throw away from the beach, they serve food from a wood-burning grill, from meat, fish, and seafood, to veggies in olive oil.
Konoba Zbondini, Velo Grablje – Once the centre of rosemary and lavender production on the island, Velo Grablje today is almost completely abandoned. However, a few years ago Tudor family returned to the village to open konoba Zbondini. This lovely tavern with rustic interiors and a breezy terrace offer traditional Dalmatian dishes prepared using only fresh, local ingredients.