Tourist and cultural center
Tourism in Hvar
Hvar has a very mild Mediterranean climate, which along with its beautiful beaches and Mediterranean vegetation make it one of the most attractive tourist centers in Europe. Hvar is known for its fields of lavender which is traditionaly grown on the island, as well as its rich wineyards and excellent wine.
Towns in Hvar
Hvar - A small town with the same name as the island, and is the largest town on the island. As a site of the first open city theater in Europe it is a town of rich cultural heritage. Even today there are numerous art galleries, museums and exhibitions in the town. Hvar has a century old hotel and wellness tradition.
Jelsa - Is a small town and port located at the north coast of the island of Hvar with a century old tourist tradition. The town is known for its vineyards, olive and pine trees. Jelsa is an important tourist center with a long and rich tradition. Jelsa offers plenty of additional facilities, like tennis courts, mini golf, bowling and lots more.
Stari Grad (literally Old Town) - Is the oldest settlement on Hvar, and one of the first in Adriatic islands. Settled by the indigenous Hvar culture, and later ancient Greeks its is very rich in archaeological findings. Today Stari Grad is a very attractive tourist destination.
Vrboska - The smallest place on the island, is founded in the 15th century, near Jelsa. Sometimes reffered as “little Venice”, due to its many bridges, it´s a very picturesque town worth seeing.