Croatia’s most-popular party resort, Hvar Town has long been famous for its vibrant nightlife. However, Hvar Town has many other attractions, with plenty to explore in its winding stone streets, ornamental churches and scenic countryside.
Things to do in Hvar
Start your trip at the Franciscan Monastery and view its fine collection of artwork. Admire the impressive painting of the Last Supper, then climb the hill to the medieval castle of Španjola, where you can get a great view of the island and see artifacts from the Middle Ages.
The pretty pebble and stone beaches near town provide plenty of comfortable sun loungers and deck chairs to soak up the sunshine. If you want to relax on soft sand, take a water taxi to the Pakleni Islands and settle down in one of their secluded coves.
Hvar Town is known for its lavender, and a tour through the lavender fields is a lovely way to see some of the surrounding areas. Admire the magnificent color of the flowers and breathe in its delicious smell, then buy some locally-made lavender oil in Malo or Velo Grablje.
Ready to party the night away? The most-famous bar in Hvar is Carpe Diem, where the likes of Beyoncé and Prince Harry have been spotted. Another well-known spot is Nautica, whose mixologists serve up more than 100 different cocktails. There’s a more leisurely atmosphere at Hula Hula, where you’ll find chilled-out music and comfy recliners.
Getting around Hvar
There are daily catamarans from nearby Split that take up to two hours depending on stops, and a car ferry that takes 1.5 hours. The town is small, so the best way to reach nearby beaches is on foot. If you want to travel around Hvar Island, you can also hire a car, scooter or bicycle.