Related Hvar Favorites Tips

  • Hvar Town
    by Stine620
  • Hvar Town
    by Stine620
  • Pitve
    Pitve
    by mircaskirca

Most Viewed Favorites in Hvar

  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    4 more images

    Charming Stone Architecture

    by mircaskirca Updated Sep 19, 2010

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: Charming stone architecture of Dalmatian houses makes Hvar a place from the past which enchants every visitor. You find many stone villages (mostly nestled on the hills) which managed to preserve their centuries old rural type of architecture: small village squares, narrow streets and households that consisted of a house with a courtyard, a well and a small shed for cattle. It is well worth taking the extra trip to these villages. They offer an original and unforgettable experience. I fell in love with Pitve with its well preserved traditional stone houses and truly stunning views. Zaraće, Dubovica, Vrisnik and the abundant village of Malo Grablje were all very interesting as well. Loved the little details on the fa├žades, stone stairs and balconies, wooden doors and shutters.

    Also a stroll through the picturesque streets of Stari Grad and the old part of Hvar town reveals centuries old architecture. They are adorned with white stone houses and have an atmosphere so special that throughout the years many of visitors have become their permanent residents. I wouldn't mind that either. Well, perhaps some day :)

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Arts and Culture
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    4 more images

    Hvar Numerous Bays

    by mircaskirca Updated Sep 19, 2010

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: The island of Hvar is known for its numerous bays. If you imagine yourself on a holiday far away from the noise, traffic and stress of everyday life, this is what you are looking for. We mostly explored the southern side of the island where are stretching numerous bays with beautiful sandy and pebbly beaches, such as Dubovica, Zaraće, Milna, Jagodna, Bojanić Bad and Zavala. There are many more but we had no time to explore them all.

    Houses in bays were built by local inhabitants as fisherman weekend houses and were later redecorated for tourism and renting. Some of the bays are so secluded that there is no electricity. Houses have solar panels and large pools for water. It's ideal for Robinsone tourism, without a car and tourist crowds, alone with the colours and sounds of nature. Some of the bays are completely uninhabited and others reachable only by the sea.

    Lying on the pebble beach or in the shade of a pine tree, warm and crystal clear sea, the noise of crickets and waves... make you wish you never leave :)

    Related to:
    • Beaches
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Eco-Tourism

    Was this review helpful?

  • tpk2's Profile Photo
    3 more images

    Rent a scooter

    by tpk2 Updated May 9, 2007

    Favorite thing: Instead of staying in one place, it's worth it to go on an excursion. The island has so much more to offer than the tourist-packed towns on the coast! A good way of doing this is to rent a scooter for 250 kn per day (2007).

    Assuming that you start from Hvar town, a good one-two day trip (less than 100 km) could be Hvar - Milna (small village on the coast) - Stari Grad (oldest town on the island) - Vrboska (beautiful village on a bay) - Jelsa (second largest town on the island) - Dol (a village inland) - Brusje (a nice view on the islands of Brac and Vis, perfect for sunset) - Hvar.

    Fondest memory: Hvar has excellent restaurants. See my tips.

    Related to:
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • KristaB's Profile Photo

    Hvar Theater

    by KristaB Written Aug 23, 2004

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: The Arsenal building used to be a storage of ammunition and crops since 14th century. In the early 17th century, local authorities decided to open a theater on the upper level of the building, mainly because Venice had shifted it's mail military base to Kotor.

    After The Golden Age of Hvar's community in 15th and 16th century, marked both by lyrical and social turmoil, wise Venetian Petar Semitecolo, the governor of Hvar at the time, decided in 1611 to refurbish that space into theater.
    The theater was completed in
    ANNO SEVNDO PACIS MDCXII
    It was the first public theater in Europe - open to general public, all citizens of Hvar.

    Related to:
    • Arts and Culture
    • Beaches
    • Cruise

    Was this review helpful?

  • mvtouring's Profile Photo

    Hvar Walking

    by mvtouring Written Apr 18, 2004

    1 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: If you want to see the other face of Hvar, which is a little less popular than the sea, swimming and sunbathing, you have to forget about cars, boats, engines and gasoline, and join the pedestrians of Hvar. Walking in the fresh and bracing air is the most pleasant form of physical and spiritual recreation. A stroll in the outskirts of Hvar is a great opportunity to discover the Mediterranean nature of Hvar, the sweet-smelling botanical garden, the variety of the flora and fauna, Hvar's vineyards, olive groves and its diligent farmers.

    Was this review helpful?

  • karenincalifornia's Profile Photo

    Sucuraj, Hvar

    by karenincalifornia Written Jan 30, 2004

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: Our car ferry's destination on Hvar was Sucuraj, a sleepy little village on the east side of the island. From there, we drove the length of the island to the town of Hvar, located on the other side.

    After having done this, I strongly recommend taking the Split-Hvar ferry, which does not require you to drive through the island. The road going from Sucuraj to Hvar is extremely narrow, has many hairpin turns, is on high cliffs in some places, and has no shoulder or guard rails. There is just barely enough room for two cars going in opposite directions. I was a nervous wreck by the time we got to Hvar. Of course, all that was fixed with a serving of Gregada (local Hvar dish) and a fine bottle of Hvar wine in an outdoor cafe right on the Adriatic.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Sailing and Boating
    • Beaches

    Was this review helpful?

Hvar Hotels

See all 48 Hotels in Hvar

Latest Hvar Hotel Reviews

The Palace
148 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 2, 2014
Adriatiq Resort Fontana
25 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Sep 25, 2013
Palmizana
39 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Oct 23, 2013
Hotel Sirena
11 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Aug 21, 2013
Guesthouse Paulina
59 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Oct 8, 2013
Apartments Irena
18 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Jan 30, 2014
Amfora Hotel
633 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 13, 2014
Hotel Croatia
38 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Oct 28, 2013
Hotel Park Hvar
119 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 21, 2014
Riva - Hvar Yacht Harbour Hotel
180 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 13, 2014
Dalmacija Hvar Villa Hotel
1 Review & Opinion
Hotel Podstine
207 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Apr 15, 2014
Apartmani Viskovic Marinka
21 Reviews & Opinions
Latest: Dec 10, 2013

Instant Answers: Hvar

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

96 travelers online now

Comments

Hvar Favorites

Travel tips and advice posted by real travelers and Hvar locals.
Map of Hvar