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  1. Island Hvar

    The name Hvar comes from the name of Pharos, as the ancient Greeks called today's Stari Grad when they settled it as far back as 384 BC. Hvar’s tourism story began back in the early 19th century, when the first hotel in the town of Hvar (former Hotel Elizabeth, today's Palace) was opened. Today, Hvar has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and one that will certainly impress you with its beauty and charm!

    On Hvar island you can find numerous hidden beaches, restaurants and clubs for non-stop entertainment. Its rich cultural and material heritage offers plenty of opportunities for various organized trips and tours… In a word, whether you want to relax, do sports, learn more about history and culture, or simply have great fun, Hvar offers you all!


    Hvar island is proud of its three sites under the UNESCO protection of material and cultural heritage: in Stari Grad it is the oldest functional classification of land into fields set up by ancient Greeks; in Jelsa it is the nighttime religious procession Za Križen (Behind the Cross – procession held every Holy Thursday for the past several centuries), and in the town of Hvar it is the agave lace made by the Benedictine nuns from the Hvar monastery.

    In the vicinity of Hvar is also the island of Sćedro - a small island where one of the greatest sea battles of the Roman Empire took place. In  47 BC, Caesar's fleet defeated Pompey there.

    Amazingly, the oldest theater in Europe is not located in England or France, but in Hvar!  In fact, it was built in 1620.

    The island of Hvar is not only the sunniest Croatian island (with its 2700 hours of sunshine a year), but also the sunniest island in Europe. Purple lavender fields are its natural feature, and manually packed lavender flower represents a souvenir that will surely find a place in your household or closet.