Hvar (local Croatian dialect: Hvor or For, Greek: Pharos, Latin: Pharina, Italian: Lesina) is a town on the eponymous island of Hvar in Dalmatia, Croatia. The municipality has a population of 4,138 (2001) while the city itself is inhabited by 3,672 people, making it the largest settlement on the island of Hvar. It is located on the opposite side of the island from Stari Grad.
Hvar, with its seven century-old walls and fortifications, is the site of the oldest municipal theatre in Europe, opened in 1612. The town also has many galleries, museums, and exhibitions, including Arsenal, Lođa, Zvijezda Mora, Anuncijata, Skorpion, and the Croatian Institute, which hold numerous art collections.
The town's harbour provided a suitable location for a port, being geographically ideal and also protected by islands, making it a safe haven for boats hiding from hazardous winds. The regular ferry Split-Hvar-Korčula-Dubrovnik stops at the port, helping the city of Hvar to retain its status as the centre of the island's
Everyone who comes to this island of well-developed tourism, exceptional
beauty and hospitality, will find some world of
his or her own, for which it had been worth coming.
Hvar is, no doubt, an exceptional island, both in summer and winter. Due to its mild winter climate and rich subtropical vegetation, it has also been called the Croatian Madeira
the longest Croatian island at 86 km, with an area of 300 sq.kmAlso, the
sunniest island, indeed the sunniest place in Croatia, is Hvar,
which enjoys 2718 hours of sunshine per year. The average for the whole
Adriatic is 2600 hours per year.
According to the statistics, Dubrovnik, Korcula and Hvar are among those parts of Croatia with the highest January temperatures. The average temperature on Hvar in January is 8.7o C (47.6o Fahrenheit).
There are virtually no shark attacks, or any other similar danger on the Adriatic coast.
...should be on the one of the most
beautiful and the longest Croatian
islands - Hvar. Hvar is located on the
shores of Southern Croatia, called
Every year thousands of foreign tourists
come to visit Dalmatia and enjoy the
Mediterranean climate and it's pleasures.
The lucky ones come to the island ofHvar.
Besides being the most beautiful
island, it is also the
sunniest island in Europe,
And one of the rare islands that one can -smell. That's right, Hvar is the island of
lavender, covered with endless fields of
purple flowers whose smell you.will
never forget. And how can you forget
that overwhelming beauty of Hvar's
landscape, that eternal and inspiring
combination of green vegetation, cobalt
blue sea and the smell of lavender.
For your accommodation convenience we offer you perfect place to relax and
your holidays in full potential,
located 100 meters from the warm and
crystal clear Adriatic sea.and surrounded by untouched, green Adriatic nature
|Hvar - TOWN OF THE SUN|
|... with its rich historical and cultural heritage and a variety of turist offer|
|represent one of the most attractive summer resort and leading tourist center on Mediteranian.|
|- The towm walls, the arsenal with the oldest municipal theatre in Europe, museum, the municipal loggia, many palaces and houses in Gotic, Renessance and Baroque style, churches and a monastery with its work of art collection, archeological finding lead you more then 5000 years into the past.|
|- Ship and ferry connection with land, petrol station, repair shops, well supplied shops, markets, supermarkets, numerous restaurants,inns,snack-bars, pizzerias, pastry shops, disco club-in all categories, dancing , concert and theatre performances in open renaissance spaces, guarantee very pleasant and interesting vacation.|
|- Bathing in clear water, on pebble and sandy beaches, wooded bays, nudist beaches|
|- Ideal area for boating/rent a boat with outborders-no skipper licence necessary/|
|- Diving /5 dive centers in city/ in clear water, rich with mediteranian fauna, sandy underwater meadows|
|- Tenis /tenis center with sandcourts with floodlights/,|
|- Windsurfing-Bowling-Boccias,-Swimming pools, fitness rooms,excursions e t.c.|
The access to Hvar implies the point from which we have
reached it. From the sea, we get the sight of a waterfront promenade strip
bordered with a row of palm trees and seven centuries old walls, overtopped by
the fortresses protecting Hvar, extending down-wards to the town and to the
Venetian loggia. Coming from the central part of the island or using the road
from the ferry harbour we arrive at the magnificent Piazza, a square generally
considered the most beautiful of the kind in Dalmatia, dominated by St.
Stephen's Cathedral and bordered by the paleces of Groda and by the cascading
stone-boilt houses of Burag. But, no matter from which side this town is
approached, Hvar straightway reveals itself as a monument of art.
But it is not only monuments which make Hvar what it is. It is also its harbour spreading towards the sea and the islands called Pakleni Otoci (Resin Islands), its unique healthful climate and its beaches and restaurants, which for almost a century and a half have been shining with the luster of a fashionable tourist resort.
Hvar displays with pride the oldest municipal theatre in Europe. Hvar has been built throught time by notable domestic and foreign architects. Hvar has been celebrated in verses. Hvar has been painted by painters. But Hvar itself is the best narrator of its own story. It is enough to come and see for oneself. That way we shall touch a piece of the legend. Hvar - reflects the glossuy spirit of an exquisit resort area for almost a century and a half.
Hvar represents itself as
a monument of art. Culture and art are essential attributes of Hvar. Different
monuments (architecture, sculpture, paintings) in Hvar show the cultural
importance of Hvar through the centuries.The Renaissance Hvar was one of the
centres of Croatian literature and culture. Hvar was the birth place of Petar
Hektorovic (1487-1572), Hanibal Lucic (1485-1553), and many other writers whose
works have become integral parts of the Croatian and European literary heritage.
Hvar has the oldest municipal theatre in Europe opened in 1612.
Cultural and artistic events within the Hvar Summer Festival are take place throughout the summer, from late June to late September. These events include classical (vocal and instrumental) music concerts performed by Croatian and foreign artists, and performances by amateur groups from Hvar. Performances are given nearly every day in a number of picturesque settings.
The Hvar branch of the Croatian Institute has regularly organised cultural and artistic events, classical music concerts, exibitions (Hvar Visual Arts Moment) and lectures by well-kmown Croatian artists and scientists. These events usually take place in the last week of July.