Things to do in Hvar Croatia

Things to do in Hvar Croatia
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The town of Hvar is along Pula Croatia and Dubrovnik Croatia, three of the top Eastern European cities to visit.

Hvar is one of the most popular places to visit in Croatia, and the town is known for its friendly and welcoming people and despite its rocky beaches, Hvar Croatia is actually a best party beaches in Europe, and being located on the lovely Adriatic Sea makes it one of the top ten vacation spots in Europe.

Best time to visit Hvar Town

If you’re wondering about the best time to travel to Hvar Croatia, late spring to early fall are ideal times for a beach Mediterranean vacation in Hvar Croatia, with July and August being the busiest months of the year.

Having said this, if you’re on a budget and want to enjoy better hotel rates and rental deals, book a flight to Hvar in either May or October.

Traveling to Hvar Town

Since Hvar island hasn’t got an airport, the only way to reach the island it’s through ferry.

The easiest and most convenient way to get to Hvar Croatia it’s to get a flight to Split Croatia and then take a connecting ferry ride to one of the main ports in Hvar Island.

The main three ports of entry to Hvar Island are:

- Sucuraj port, which is the closest one to the coast of Croatia.
- Stari Grad port, located northwest of the island
- Hvar town port, located on the western coast of Hvar island.

Once you get to Split, a boat ride to Hvar Croatia is fairly inexpensive and takes just under 2 hours. The ferry ride costs around $4 (3 Euros) for a passenger-only boat.

Outdoor Activities: hiking, water activities, excursions

One of the best things to do in Hvar Croatia it’s to explore the lovely natural scenery while enjoying some fun activities like hiking excursions, exploring nearby towns, diving, snorkeling, etc.


You can explore Hvar town and the island independently if you use car rental. Alternatively, another good way to go about exploring Hvar Croatia it’s to book an organized hiking excursion to maximize time.

The main advantage of an organized excursion, it’s that you get to explore Hvar Croatia in a group, which can make the whole experience more enjoyable as you get to meet other travelers.

Apart from exploring the town of Hvar itself, on an excursion you also explore the inner parts of the island while hiking through vineyards, villages and olive fields.

Water Activities

Apart from relaxing by the beach, you can enjoy adventurous water activities like windsurfing, diving and snorkeling tours.

Diving and snorkeling tours are normally cheaper when booked through your hotel, although there are independent tour operators around the port of Hvar offering competitive rates.

If you weren’t thinking on doing diving and snorkeling during your vacation in Hvar Croatia, you’ll truly have an amazing time exploring beautiful coral reef, marine life and the old wrecks off the coast of Hvar.

Places of Interest: Hvar town, nearby towns

Exploring the town by foot is one of the top things to do in Hvar Croatia and a joy, especially walking along the beautiful seafront which is dotted with lovely palm trees.

The main points of interest include St. Stephen's Cathedral, the town’s main square (nocna pjaca), the town loggia, and the museum inside the Franciscan monastery.

Since Hvar Island is fairly a small island that you can actually drive from end to end in just 60 minutes, which makes exploring the island bliss.

Other towns of interest worth exploring during your vacation to Hvar Croatia include:

- Jelsa. The main attractions in the town of Jelsa are the beautiful Greek churches
- Stari Grad. The main points of interest also include the beautiful Greek architecture, St. Peter museum and the Tvrdalj which dates back from the early 16th century.
- Sucuraj. The main attractions on Sucuraj town are the natural rocky scenery that surrounds the town such as secluded coves.

Shopping: markets, small shops

One of the best things to do in Hvar Croatia without a doubt it’s to visit the markets, jewelry shops and charming souvenirs shops.

Lavender and wines are popular things to buy to take back home, but lace made of agave fiber is the top souvenir buy in Hvar Croatia.

If you’re visiting Split on a day trip, the city offers more shopping opportunities where you can enjoy retail shopping.

Nightlife & Entertainment

July and August is certainly the time to visit the town of Hvar Croatia. In fact, attending the town's summer festival is one of the best things to do in Hvar Croatia.

During the summer, Hvar waterfront truly comes alive and you’ll find many upscale restaurants, small bar terraces offering live entertainment and clubs where you can enjoy a more vibrant nightlife.

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