Hvar town is one of the most fun-loving destinations in all Croatia, some even call it a ‘second Ibiza’. The intricately carved Venetian architecture and wide stone seaside promenade make Hvar town one of the must see destinations, especially at night.
Newcomers quickly settle into the Hvar rhythm: beach, sundowner drinks at Hula-Hula Hvar, dinner somewhere fabulous, then endless cocktails and late-night dancing at the harborside bars.
Hike up to the fortress Spanjola to enjoy amazing views over Hvar town to the Devil’s (Pakleni) Islands and watch the sun dip over the horizon. Take a walk on the town’s promenade and have a drink at the rooftop bar in Adriana’s hotel ideally placed to gaze at the beautifully illuminated old town.
With a great selection of wrecks. walls and reefs to explore, there are plenty of great diving and snorkeling opportunities around Hvar and the nearby Pakleni Islands. For further details read our blog post, Under the Surface.
Location: Hvar Island, Croatia, Europe
- Time zone:
Winter – UTC+1
Summer – UTC+2
Currency: Croatian Kuna (HRK)
1 EUR = 7,5 HRK
1 USD = 5,9 HRK
Phone n. in case of Emergency: 112
Fortica (castle above the town)
Franciscan Monastery (built in the 15th century)
St. Stephen’s Square (one of the largest old squares in Dalmatia)
St. Stephen’s Cathedral (baroque cathedral, built in the 16th and 17th centuries)
The Hektorović Palace (one of the finest late Gothic houses)
Arsenal (it once served as a repair and refitting station for war galleons)
Theatre plays at Veneranda
Party by day (Hula Hula bar Hvar)
Party by night (Carpe Diem, Carpe Diem Beach, …)
Discover Stari Grad town (the Croatian Reneissance)
Sail the Devil’s Islands (day tours)
SCUBA dive at nearby sites
Sailing yacht/Catamaran (moor your boat in marina ACI Palmižana, 5min by speedboat taxi)
Ferry/boat (Catamaran ferry or Jadrolinija line will drop you off in town’s port)
Car (there is a Jadrolinija car ferry from Split or Dubrovnik)
Spend a day of your Sailing Holidays in Hvar town
Marina ACI Palmižana
For visiting Hvar town, we advise mooring in ACI Palmižana nestled in the Devil’s (Pakleni) Islands, or one of the nearby secluded bays. It is only 5 minutes in a speedboat taxi to Hvar town, which will drop you off on the town’s promenade. A return ticket is around HRK100 per person.
Palmižana marina is hidden in one of the safest bays in the Adriatic. There is a lovely short walk over the island through the trees and past cactus gardens to swim in crystal clear waters of a sheltered bay or have a lunch/dinner in Laganini Lounge bar & Fish house or Toto’s restaurant.
Routes that include Hvar Town
A stop in Hvar Town is on the itinerary of all our recommended routes from the Split/Trogir region and in some cases there is the opportunity for a second visit, to break up the leg from Vis back to port. In this case you can choose whether to return to your favorite haunt or to remain in the peace of the Devil’s islands. Hvar also features as a stop over on our one-way route from Split to Dubrovnik. Furthermore, it is included on a circular trip emanating from Šibenik.
Address: Marina ACI Palmižana, 21450 Hvar, Croatia
- VHF Channel: 17
Tel: +385 (0)21 744-995
GSM: +385 (0)98 398-853
Fax: +385 (0)21 744-985
Website: Marina ACI Palmižana