Hvar is a historical hub and has a lot to do, almost too much for us to write on this page. With a rich history and culture, you are guaranteed to never be without an activity. Once in Hvar and enjoying your luxury villa holiday, we will be sure to recommend more.
Pakleni Islands – a series of twenty one islands, islets and rocks that hold secret coves and secluded beaches where you can enjoy the Mediterranean sunshine. Jerolim Island is one of a few of the Pakleni Islands which is a naturist beach, where you’ll be able to swim naked. Palmizana is the most popular of these islands as it is home to sandy beaches and a great tourist destination.
Hvar Cathedral – The St. Stephen cathedral is located in Hvar square, a great hub of tourism and entertainment, and is located on the main square. Inside the cathedral you will find renaissance paints, a marble altar, gothic wooden choir stall and the cathedral museum where you can find more about the 15 centuries worth of history within the walls.
Hvar Theatre – It is one of the oldest theatres, built in 1612, on the first floor of the Arsenal which you can still see today. Formerly one of the most important buildings of naval architecture in the Mediterranean, and now serves as a place of cultural events and exhibitions usually thematically related to the sea.
Fortress Fortica – This was built in the 16th century on a hill overlooking the old town that offers a magnificent view of the city of Hvar and the surrounding nearby islands.
Tvrdalj Castle – Located in Stari Grad, this is the Renaissance villa of the poet Petar Hektorović. It’s romantic gardens, pond and historic interior will leave you breathless. Latin and Croatian inscriptions can be seen around the mansion including a sign on the west side outer wall that reads “Alas the days flow by like waves and do not return”
Stari Grad Museum – Stari Grad was home to the oldest settlement on the island and has a rich, cultured history. Within the museum you can see The Ancient Shipwreck Collection, which are artefacts from a 4th century Roman Galley. It is also home to a wide collection of ancient marine artefacts, alongside many other artefacts that tell of the cities colourful history.
Stari Grad Plain – This is definitely one of the most extraordinary landscapes in Croatia. It was first colonised by Greeks from Paros in 4th century BC and has been maintained from then until now.
Vrboska Church-Fortress – St Peter’s church was built in the 14th century before becoming fortified against the Turks in 1575. When you climb to the roof of St. Mary you will see a wonderful view of the town and bay.
Humac – This “stone” settlement is a unique place on the island of Hvar and was originally a shepherd’s house. Throughout the centuries the inhabitants have made wine, raised cattle and grown lavender.
Grapčeva’s Cave – Located close to Humac, this magnificent cave is where archaeologists found evidence of the oldest inhabitants of the island, dating back to the Neolithic era (4000 years BC).