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- Ancient village Jelsa
- Small Venice Vrboska
- Day trip to historical Split
- Unique old town of Stari Grad
- Fortification Tvrdalj
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For a nice stay on the Croatian Adriatic coast there is a vacation rental on Hvar. The cottage is situated in the middle of a quiet landscape and yet not far from the harbour, for example to make trips to Dubrovnik or Split. You can also enjoy a magnificent view of the historic old town from your holiday home. You can also opt for an apartment in the picturesque fishing village of Vrboska and enjoy the best seafood in the local fish restaurants. A child-friendly holiday apartment in Jelsa invites you to take a bicycle tour and extended walks in view of the densely wooded landscape. Even with a holiday apartment at Stari Grad it is only a few meters to the beautiful beaches of the Adriatic.
Holidays on Hvar
Travelers and Activities
The island is not least known for its beautiful beaches and turquoise waters. For example, the natural sandy beaches of Mlaska Bay, in Jelsa and in the north of Hvar. These shallow beaches are also ideal for a bathing holiday with children. On the south side, Hvar offers pebble beaches, mostly surrounded by macchia and green pine forests. Examples include Ivan Colac, Dubovica, Hvar City and the popular holiday resorts of Zavala and Mlina.Suitable place for a nudist holiday
In front of Hvar is the small island chain Pakleni Otoci with its rock terraces and lonely bays, also known as hell islands. There are also idyllic islands for a nudist holiday. These include the islets of Zecevo and Jerolim. You can easily get here by boat from the harbour in Hvar.Wide range of sporting activities
The waters are also ideal for snorkelling or diving and offer the opportunity for surfing and water skiing. You will find diving schools and rental shops in almost all coastal towns. In addition, there are over 40 paths on which you can cycle, hike or jog. Because the peaks of Hvar are not very high and not very steep, even less demanding hikers can explore the area very well.
Did you know that the island of Hvar has the most hours of sunshine in Europe? The sun shines here more than 2,700 hours a year!
Things to know
Hvar has a mild Mediterranean climate, with average temperatures of 24.8 degrees Celsius in July and 8.4 degrees Celsius in January. Temperatures below 0 degrees Celsius are a rarity. The warm sunny days and the considerable insolation allow a bathing period from May to October. The beautiful summer days are ensured in particular by the low humidity and the pleasant winds of Tramontane and Mistral.A wine-growing region rich in tradition
Thanks to the climate, the landscape of Hvar is characterized by a colorful, lush vegetation, fragrant lavender fields and surrounding olive trees and vineyards. In any case, winegrowing has traditionally played a major role on the island. The Dalmatian red wine grape variety Plavac Mali is cultivated here.Historical development
Findings in the caves Pokrivenik and Grapceva spilja testify that the island was inhabited in prehistory. According to first documents Hvar was colonized in the year 385 B.C. first by the Greeks. As in all Dalmatia, the rulers in Hvar changed very often. Romans, Narentans, princes, Hungarians, the Republic of Venice and the Ottomans ruled here. In 1797 the Habsburgs took over the dominion, rather the island went to the French shortly after the turn of the century. After Austria and Italy also ruled over Hvar, the island was part of Yugoslavia until 1991 and from 1995 Croatia.
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The village of Jelsa is situated on the north coast of Hvar and is surrounded by lush vegetation. In the protection of the two largest mountains of the island (St. Nikola and Hum) as well as in that of the mighty Biokovo mountains, the city is spared the cold northern winds. The village looks back on a long history - around the harbour basin there are relics of past epochs and outside the centre you can even marvel at ancient finds.2. The smallest town on Hvar
Vrboska is the smallest town on Hvar and has a very special location: The picturesque village is situated in a sunken bay and is surrounded by a mighty fir forest. Here you can find many cultural monuments from the Renaissance, Gothic and Baroque periods and the serpentine alleys lead the visitor through beautiful settlements. In the middle of the bay there is a small island connected to the town centre by bridges, which is why the town is also called the small Venice.3. Visit the historical city of Split
During your stay on Hvar you should not miss a day trip to the historical city of Split. This is, after Zagreb, the second largest city of the country and located in the heart of Dalmatia. In addition to suitable holiday apartments, you will find a historical open-air museum, the Palace of Diocletian, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, and many other attractions.4th Antique Highlights in Stari Grad
Stari Grad, the oldest city on the island, is also one of the first cities in Europe. Here you can still find remains of the ancient city of Pharos! Ideal for an excursion and a look into the past. The city itself also impresses with its unique old town and architectural highlights.