The island of Hvar
The island of Hvar is rightly regarded as one of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world because its natural and cultural resources enchant many travellers and tourists. The island is characterised by a very large number of hours of sunshine (2718 hours per year), which gives it its nickname of Sunny Hvar. Some of the island’s attractions are the numerous fields of lavender that spread their marvellous scent, the vineyards and the centuries-old olive trees, as well as the indispensable delicious local cuisine and fine wines. Interesting tourist sites include the Hvar fortress from the 16th century whose walls offer a beautiful panoramic view of the town of Hvar and the nearby Pakleni islands.
During your stay in the town of Hvar, you should also visit the Hvar Arsenal built in the 13th century, above which the oldest public theatre in Europe was built in the 17th century. It is worth seeing the remains of the ancient city of Pharos in the Old City and the Franciscan monastery founded in 1461, which is now a museum housing a collection of paintings by old masters. For all lovers of prehistoric sites, we recommend a visit to Grapčeva špilja, a cave near the village of Humac, which is also one of the oldest sites of Hvar culture and civilisation in the Adriatic. Next to the town of Hvar is an archipelago of 20 islands called Pakleni otoci (Hell's Islands), which with its unique configuration, numerous bays, clear waters and pristine beaches are one of the most popular excursion places on the Adriatic.
ITINERARY: ISLAND CRUISE