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Hvar is a gorgeous island surrounded by fabulously clear sea, located just a short ferry ride from Split to the Croatian mainland. The flora and fauna are beautiful with olive groves and lavender in abundance.
The main town of Hvar is also the principal port and arrival point for the ferry from Split on the Croatian mainland. You will sometimes see the local fishermen landing their catch whilst your waiting for the boat. Hvar is around half the size of the neighbouring island of Brac but it has twice as much cache.
The town of Hvar is considered the Saint Tropez of Croatia and you can see why. The small harbour town dominated by the mediaeval castle on the hill is very deceptive. Once you get beyond the magnificent main square and into the myriad of streets, laid out in a grid, you will discover a wonderfully atmospheric town with excellent restaurants and cafes and a vibrant nightlife.
A walk along the coastal path takes you swiftly away from the harbour and reveals kilometres of rocky beaches interspersed with small sandy coves all bordering the most inviting crystal clear, calm sea.
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To get to Hvar island you can take the swift, smooth hydrofoil or the car ferry, both of which sail from Split. The cost for foot passengers is very reasonable and if you like you can hire a car, which will meet you, on the mainland if you want to spend a day exploring the Dalmatian coast. Our local agent will help you if required.
The sun reigns supreme in Hvar from April through to October and there is very little rainfall. The temperatures rise quite high in July and August when the air conditioning in our holiday villas comes in handy.
The sea is a big attraction here and water sports are readily available. Windsurfing and sailing are particularly good as is diving and snorkelling. Hire a car and discover the unspoilt nature abundant on this relatively large (68km by 11km), sparsely populated island. One of the most popular day trips is the three caves tour which zips you across on small boats to the islands of Vis and Bisevo and includes the stunning blue and green caves as well as the Monk seal cave, it's a memorable one, though weather dependant.
Hvar island is a sophisticated holiday destination which is both beautiful, fun and interesting as well as being perfect for winding down.