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Europe's sunniest island, Hvar is truly charming.
That's why Conde Nast Traveler Magazine named Hvar one of the ten most beautiful islands in the world.

Make Hvar the first stop on your trip.

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Hvar Sights

Hvar boasts crystal blue waters, a temperate climate, endless fields of lavender and a stunning medieval setting. Hvar is also rich in history. It has the oldest communal theatre in Europe and the largest square on the Croatian coast. There's an impressive medieval fortress dating back to the 7th century. Just across the water from Hvar's port you will find the Pakleni archipelago. Go sailing or just go for a swim. There are 21 beautiful islands with isolated beaches and secluded coves. They make the ideal place to spend your summer vacation. If you're looking for nightlife, Hvar is the party capital of the Adriatic. MSN travel named it one of the top ten world summer party spots. All this makes Hvar a must-see stop on your Croatia vacation.

Hvar Tourism

Hvar is the largest of the Adriatic islands in Croatia. It is a haven of vegetation, including palm trees, lavender and vineyards. You should taste Hvar's renowned Plavac wines, which are world-class. The cuisine in Hvar is characteristic of traditional Mediterranean dining. A typical meal consists of locally caught fish, vegetables, fresh bread and homemade wine and spirits. From beaches to welcoming hotels to sightseeing... however you plan your itinerary. It's hard not to have an unforgettable vacation in Hvar.

  Average guest ratings of our Hvar vacation packages:
(4.9/5 based on 54 reviews)

"For Croatia travel, I highly recommend JayWay Travel now that I've used them TWICE and had flawless travel plans with an interesting itinerary prepared by Jayway. Josipa who met us at our first hotel and gave us a short "briefing" AND a Jayway cell phone to use with everyone's numbers pre-programmed in the phone, was genius."

Ivy, Alex, Sharon & Andre

Ivy, Alex, Sharon & Andre


"We tell everyone that it was one of our best trips ever and that Jayway made it so. No Stress. It was a perfect experience. Much more like a vacation than a trip because you took care of all the logistics. You have a great business model. I wish there were more companies like yours that cover other parts of Europe."

Patricia & Robert

Patricia & Robert

Philadelphia, PA

Where to stay in Hvar

Whether you're looking to stay in an apartment or hotel in the heart of Hvar Town or a little way outside our hand-picked selection of Hvar accommodation has something for all budgets and tastes. Cosy boutique hotel in a medieval palace? Check. Affordable apartments with killer views over the old town and out over the Pakleni archipelago? Check. Secluded 4 Star hotel with it's own private beach? Also check! Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.

Things to do in Hvar

With plentiful vineyards, rugged countryside and surrounded by other islands like the Pakleni archipelago, Hvar is the perfect base for exploration, on land or sea. If you're not staying on Vis island during your vacation, then a visit to the Blue Cave is highly recommended. If you want to see more of Hvar then you could rent a car for the day locally but the best way to see all its hidden treasures is with the Hvar Off Road tour we offer. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to included in your vacation package or consider for adding later.

Adriatic Destination Manager

What I love about Hvar...

“I would say that Hvar is one of my country's trendy islands and that is what makes it special! While walking around Hvar you can feel life! Yachts, boats, small islands, many restaurants, bars, clubs, local people, tourists and very often some famous people can be found in the very center of Hvar. Definitely the most fancy island in Croatiai”

Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Hvar

Spend some time in Hvar on a tour that takes in other cities in Croatia and neighboring countries. Our vacation packages including Hvar and other destinations make traveling in Central & Eastern Europe hassle-free. We take care of getting you from place to place, accommodation, excursions and activities.

Croatia Tours

8 Days Southern Dalmatia Tour: Dubrovnik, Hvar and Split

With 7 nights in Croatia it is best to concentrate on the southern part of the country, the Dalmatian coast. Start in Dubrovnik, often described as the Pearl of the Adriatic. From there travel up the coast to Split with some time to see the Diocletian's Palace. Then take a ferry to Hvar, 'Europe's sunniest island'. Finish in Trogir, an ancient walled town close to Split. read full itinerary

One Week Croatia Honeymoon: Dubrovnik, Hvar & Split

Croatia could just be the perfect honeymoon destination. Clear blue sea, incredible views, fantastic food. You'll get all of that on this week-long Adriatic honeymoon itinerary that includes the historic coastal cities of Dubrovnik and Split as well as some relaxation on Hvar, Europe's sunniest island. read full itinerary

11 Days Dalmatian Coast & Islands Tour: Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar & Trogir

With 11 days we still feel it is best to concentrate your travels on the southern part of Croatia, the Dalmatian coast. After Dubrovnik, 'the Pearl of the Adriatic' you will take a ferry to the island of Korcula, once home to Marco Polo. From there, another ferry to the history-packed and sun-soaked island of Hvar. After a ferry to Split, where with a stop to see the Roman emperor Diocletian's Palace the trip ends in Trogir, an ancient walled town on the coast nearby. read full itinerary

Croatia Itinerary: Top to Bottom in 11 Days

Get a real flavor of Croatia on this 11 day tour from Zagreb to Dubrovnik seeing all of the country's highlights and tasting the very best of its regional cuisines. You'll visit Rovinj, Plitvice, Split and Hvar along the way, giving a real mix of scenery and sights. read full itinerary

11 Day South Croatia Coast and Islands Honeymoon

A truly relaxing honeymoon itinerary, with enough time in each of 4 places to see the very best of them with no stress. You'll see the coastal cities of Dubrovnik and Split as well as the islands of Korcula and Hvar. read full itinerary

Tours of Croatia and neighboring countries

12 Days Honeymoon in Venice & Southern Croatia

The perfect honeymoon combination: Venice, one of the most romantic cities in the world coupled with the highlights of Croatia's Dalmatian coast. Marvel at the majesty of Venice. Be awestruck by the beauty of Dubrovnik. Relax on Hvar, Europe's sunniest island. Wander in the cosy backstreets of the old city of Split. read full itinerary

Rome and the Jewels of the Adriatic

A 2 week Greatest Hits tour. Start out by seeing the splendor of Rome, also ideal for flight connections to the US. From there it's a short flight across the Adriatic Sea to Dubrovnik, the first of three Croatian classic destinations. Some island time on Hvar follows, then Split, essentially a Roman emperor's retirement palace. The final stop is Venice, reached by another short flight. read full itinerary

Two Week Slovenia & Croatia Coast, Islands & Lakes Tour

2 weeks gives you enough time to travel the length of Croatia as well as see some of Slovenia. Start with the compact Slovenian capital Ljubljana and day trip to Bled. Continue on to Rovinj, a walled city on the coast of Istria, "Croatia's Tuscany". From there you go inland to Plitvice to explore the famous Plitvice Lakes National Park. Then it's back to the coast, with a night in cosy Trogir, near Split. After a visit to Diocletian's Palace which encloses Old Split it's time for a ferry ride to relax on sunny Hvar Island. We've saved the best for last with Dubrovnik, the pearl of the Adriatic your final destination. read full itinerary

2 Weeks in Budapest, Prague & Croatia

Combine some of our most popular destinations this two week itinerary. You'll have some time in two of Central Europe's most beautiful and enjoyable cities then some seaside relaxation as you head to the Dalmatian coast of Croatia. To top it all off, all 5 of Budapest, Prague, Dubrovnik, Hvar and Split are on the UNESCO World Heritage List! read full itinerary

Adriatic Adventure - Croatia and Venice in 2 Weeks

Experience the very best of the Adriatic coast, from its Pearl, to its Queen. Starting in Dubrovnik over 2 weeks, you'll have some island time on Hvar and go Roman in Split – and that's just the first week! Next see the spectacular Plitvice Lakes before spending a few days in old-Venetian coastal town of Rovinj. Then finish up in La Serenissima itself, Venice! read full itinerary

Hvar Photos

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Hvar Promenade
Hvar Square by Night
Pakleni Islands, Hvar
Music in the Square, Hvar
Pakleni Island Lighthouse, Hvar
Hvar Rooftops
Hvar Coves
Hvar Fortress
Hvar Yacht
Riva Promenade, Hvar
View from Hvar Fortress
Hvar Evening in the Square
Hvar Town Square
Hvar Portside
Hvar through the Trees

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Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Hvar

Where are Hvar's best beaches?

While there are a few beaches near the town itself (Amfora beach and the Hula Hula Beach Club are our two picks) by far the nicest beaches in the area are on the islands of the Pakleni archipelago. Read more in our Best Beaches in Hvar blog post.

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