Glavica, Hvar, 21450, Croatia
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getting from hvar to blue cave and vis

by chelsearae

I am headed to croatia in early sept and trying to find a day trip to the blue cave and vis island but cant find anything online. Any suggestions would be great. Is it possible to get a glimpse of both in a day?


Re: getting from hvar to blue cave and vis

by dino335

There is ferry service from Split to Vis, takes 2 1/2 hours. There is catamaran to Vis from Hvar Town but it leaves Hvar at 7:30 PM. Local fisherman in VIS will take you to the Blue cave.

If you are in Hvar there might people with boats who would take you for a price to Vis.

My Fodors also says there is catamaran to VIS from Split from SEM Marina but I can't seem to verify that on line.

Re: getting from hvar to blue cave and vis

by chelsearae

Thanks so much for the fast reply! So it would be a very long day unless you get a speed boat. Thanks for the info and hopefully we will make it there!

Re: getting from hvar to blue cave and vis

by dino335

Good news. I found my brochure from HVAR tourist board, there is a company called Pelgrini Tours that runs day trips to Vis and blue cave from Hvar Town. Website: (click on tours -- Vis trip is under heading Kozima/Bisevo).

phone +385 (0)21 742 743

Re: getting from hvar to blue cave and vis

by dino335

PS. This page has postings from people who made day trip, you could email them...

Travel Tips for Hvar


by KristaB

Agave plants are growing everywhere. After about one hundred years of growth, the plant produces a flower which looks like a tree (see the picture) - it dies. But there are many small agave plants around the old one ready to grow and bloom.

My friend Sinisa went back to Hvar just to collect one agave flower-tree that had finished blooming and was about to fall down. He managed to transport it in such odd way I won't even describe, you can't do that, you are not silly enough.
But now he has this magnificent flower dry and lacquered in his living room.
I'm contemplating ... thinking and planing ...

More about agave here: Agave


by mircaskirca

Pakleni Islands is a string of 11 small islands. The largest of these, a 20-minute boat ride from Hvar town is Sveti Klement. It boasts many hidden sandy and pebbled coves and there are easy and delightful walks. The island has a marina and a couple of settlements. One is the picturesque hillside hamlet of Palmižana where Meneghello family created a beautiful botanical garden along with the colourful bungalows, villas and a renowned restaurant/art gallery, surrounded by pine trees and cacti. Very special place, we just loved it!

The first thing that we noticed upon arrival in the morning was the scent of the lush vegetation. There is plenty of rosemary, sage, lavender, basil, mint, laurel, pine trees, and mimosas here blooms all year round. After a cappuccino in the Meneghello restaurant/art gallery we went to the beach where we found a nice place in the shadow of the pine trees. It was just perfect for reading and relaxing. The water in the bay was crystal clear and lovely for swimming. In case you get hungry, there are a few places to eat and a pleasant place to chill out and have a drink.

Several boats leave every morning from the port of Hvar town to Palmižana. The last one goes back to town at 5:00 pm.

Island hopping

by TheWanderingCamel

If Hvar is your sole destination in Croatia, you might like to consider taking a trip over to Brac , the island that lies to the north between Hvar and Split, for a day. During the summer a shuttle boat service runs between Vrboska on Hvar and Bol on Brac. The big attraction on Bol is Zlatni Rat, the spectacularly beautiful beach that features on so many posters of Croatia. There's also a smaller beach near the Dominican monastery at the other end of the town as well as some good restaurants and a pretty little port.

A similar excursion boat does a Jelsa-Bol-Jelsa trip daily in summer. Email the address below for more information.

Jadrolinja runs a catamaran ferry service between Jelsa and Split with a stop at Bol, but this is aimed more for locals who are heading to Split for the day, it leaves Jelsa at 6am and returns at 4pm - not exactly holiday timing.

There is no car ferry between the two islands - to make that connection you must return to Split.

The most famous disco-pub in Hvar

by rich77 about Carpe Diem

This is not a local only for the night. In my opinion, best time there is about 5-6 o'clock, when people return from beaches and stay here dancing before to going at home... it's incredible the number of people (expecially italians and croatians, but not only) who dance here at that time :)

If you prefere you can go to dance here also in the night, but it's quite different.
In the morning it's a bar where you can have breakfast. Use just the Pareu (you can buy it in Hvar if you don't have) and a swimming costum if you want to be very cool :D

Morning Coffee in Art Gallery

by mircaskirca about Palmižana Maneghello

From marina Palmižana a winding path adorned with flowering cacti leads to Palmižana Maneghello restaurant. This terrace restaurant has a bamboo roof and is surrounded by Mediterranean plants. It offers stunning views of the bay. The walls are painted red and decorated with local arts and crafts. This unique setting has a split level terrace where you can enjoy the breathtaking panorama. It is open from morning till night.

The restaurant is famous in the region for its outstanding menu. Besides the variety of fresh seafood, goodies include goat cheese with rocket, Dalmatian olives and pršut (smoked ham), home-made anchovies and tomato soup with capers. Don't forget to try their soup made with fish and lobster, and gregada, a selection of first class fish and shells, prepared with potatoes and covered in locally produced extra virgin olive oil. Both dishes are cooked on an open fire.

more pics in the travelogue First thing we did upon arrival to Palmižana was making a stop in this restaurant/gallery. We already had breakfast in our apartment but had no time for coffee. We thought this would be a lovely place to have a nice cappuccino. We stayed quite a while soaking up the atmosphere of this unique place.

The service was friendly and to our surprise two cappuccinos were only 20 kunas. We found it quite cheap, especially compared to 34 kunas that we would pay for two cappuccinos in Hvar town. The waiter though 'this was robbery' ;)


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