The nightlife, luxury hotel, luxury superyacht in port.Party in Hvar is what attracts the numerous people from around world. A typical party day in Hvar involves getting up near noon, having a grill fresh fish with Mediterranean’s local vegetables and Croatian virgin olive oil, then taking a place in yacht to one of the Pakleni Island bays, enjoying perfect crystal clear sea and beautiful people around.

Hanging in coffee in the afternoon and wondering around old stone streets, visiting architectural attractions is just a warm up for the cocktail evening in Carpe Diem, or disco night in Pink champagne Hvar till the morning.

A special delight of the tourist offer of Hvar is the stay in one of many bays on Pakleni island near of the town which you can reach only by boat.
It is possible to swim in these bays, and in almost every bay,beach a restaurant or a beach bar for refreshment. If we add to these natural beauties the excellent private accommodation with Mediterranean cordiality and kindness of the hosts then Hvar becomes an ideal holiday destination for couples, single, gay, strait, young, old and families.

Hvar displays with pride the oldest municipal theatre in Europe. Hvar has been built through time by notable domestic and foreign architects. Hvar has been celebrated in verses. Hvar has been painted by the painters. But Hvar town itself is the best narrator of its own story. It is enough to come and see for oneself. That way we shall touch the piece of the legend.

What to see croatia sailing Hvar

Pakleni islands

Pakleni islands

croatia sailing Pakleni islands

The group of 20 islands and rocks spreading in front of the Hvar town is called Pakleni islands (Paklinski), and it is a unique and most recognisable natural beauty of Hvar. Once without any vegetation, just barely  covered  with aromatic herbs and few cultivated fields ( there was a corn crops) and with a small settlement Vloka, today it represent very popular Hvar tourist excursion resort, well known around a world, specially among sailsman.

Naturist map

Naturist map

The largest island between Pakleni islands is Saint Klement with settlement Palmizana, where on the north side is bay with ACI marina, and on the south side is a bay (Vinogradisce) with several restaurants, and berths for boats, usually crowded all day in the season. If you want to see and be seen this is the place to go.

The naturist lovers have found their space under the sun in Pakleni island also (see map), and besides a restaurants offer, there are also beach bars for those who want to party during the day. Excursion boats are sailing all day between diferent spots on Pakleni islands and Hvar harbour (Usually in front of Arsenal in Hvar)

Fortress Fortica (Španjola)

Fortress

Fortress

has been built on the hill above the old part of the city of Hvar in the middle of 16 century. It is a arhitectural witness of a military history, with a wonderful view of the Hvar town, its surroundings and the nearby islands. Some of the best photos of Hvar are taken from here.

Hvar cathedral

Cathedral

Cathedral

together with a Bishops temple closes the east side of largest square in Dalmatia – Hvar piaca (square of St. Stjepan). Cathedral is dedicated to St. Stjepan the pope – protector of the diocese and the Hvar city. The cathedral is also the center of the Catholic district of Hvar.

Hvar theatre (and Arsenal)

Theatre and arsenal

Theatre and arsenal

One of the first public theathers in Europe established in 1612. It has been built above ancient Arsenal (the area for repairing and storing galias and boats). The outer part of the theatre is mainly preserved in its original form, while the inside arhitecture belongs to the 19th century.

Franciscan monastery

Franciscan monastery

Franciscan monastery

has been established in 1461. Inside the monastrys peace and quiet, you can enyoj in its reach museum, including a collection of paintings from old masters.

Benedictian convent

Benedictian

Benedictian

exists in Hvar since 1664, when 2 nuns came from Island of Pag, so that a convent  can start with its mission.   People from Hvar have long ago (from 1534) wanted to establish this convent , so some people have donated a lot in order to start it.

Besides mainly a spiritual character which this convent gives to this area, today it is well known for its lace made from agava tree – this is endemic and only made here, knowledge being traditionally passed to next generations for almost 130 years.