Hvar Town – Capital of Island Hvar

Hvar town (Locally: Hvor or For, Greek: Pharos, Latin: Pharia, Italian: Lesina) is located on the western end of the island of the same name, whose largest settlement. The municipality has a population of 4,251 (2011) while the city itself is inhabited by 3,771 people. It is situated on a bay in the south coast of the island, opposite from the other nearby towns of Stari Grad and Jelsa. The city is rich in history and one of the most famous tourist destinations in Croatia.

Climate

Hvar town Climate data

The annual average of sunny hours is 2734 hours, and the maximum was in 2003 with 3053 hours. In July and August you can count over 80% of sunny days, and only 4 to 5 days with precipitation. Very warm weather begins in May and lasts until September, and the rest of the year is not cold. The maximum air temperature of 37.7 ° C happens on 8.8.1956. Very interesting because with all this global warming, one would expect this to happen in the last years and not in 1956.

From June to October, the average monthly sea temperature exceeds 20°C, and it’s not uncommon for the temperature to rise above 27°C. Just because of this mild Mediterranean climate, the island of Hvar is an ideal destination for pre-season and postseason, when temperatures are ideal for rest.

Summer in Hvar is long and warm, autumn is pleasant, while winter is mostly mild and short.

Beaches around the Hvar town

Mekicevica bay
Hvar town plaza Mekicevica

Mekićevica Beach is located just east of the town, only 2.5 km away. There you can find two pebble beaches and the white rocky shores ideal for those who likes intensely Hvar’s sun. You can reach the bay by boat and on foot.


Milna beach
Hvar town plaza Milna

4 km east of the town of Hvar is Milna typical little Mediterranean place, where you will find several pebble beaches surrounded by pine trees, agaves and vineyards.
Milna is one of the oldest
Hvar’s excursion sites, with several restaurants. There is organized boat transport from Hvar harbor, and it is possible to get there by car and on foot.


Dubovica beach
Hvar town plaza Dubovica

Dubovica Beach is probably one of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Hvar. It is located 8 kilometers from the town of Hvar and is located on the south side of the island. The beach is pebble and is located in the bay of the same name, which is protected from various winds. You can reach the Dubovica bay by private car, private boat or organized transport from the Hvar port. Dubovica is ideal for families with children and diving enthusiasts to discover the fascinating underwater world.


Sv. Nedjelja
Hvar town plaza Sv.Nedjelja

Little village Sv. Nedjelja is located on the south side of the island of Hvar, whose coastline has many coves and beautiful beaches. Here you can enjoy the clean sea, but because of its great popularity here is usually a crowd. In the resort there is a shop and restaurant. Above the beach you can look for shade under the trees.


Zarace
Hvar town plaza Zarace

6 km from the town of Hvar on the rocky cliffs on the south side of Hvar is located the village of Zaraće. There are two deep coves with pebble beaches, one facing east named Velo Zaraće and the other facing west called Malo Zaraće which close impressive rocky cliffs, true natural beauties. The village has several restaurants, and with its underwater landscape, is an interesting destination for all underwater fans. Zaraće can be reached by boat or by car.


Paklinski or Pakleni (Hell) islands

Pakleni otoci

The archipelago is one of the most beautiful landscapes of our coast, and in 1968 it was declared a protected natural heritage.

The Pakleni or sometimes referred to Paklinski islands are located on the southwest coast of the island of Hvar, opposite the entrance to Hvar town harbor. They got the name according to the “paklina“, the kind of pine resin that was used in shipbuilding. As a consequence of local dialect, by distorting the word “paklina“, the group is also called “Pakleni“, although the name itself has nothing to do with any “hell.”

The Pakleni Islands consist of 16 islands and islets with a total area of 7.2 square kilometers. Sveti Klement is the largest island on which is Palmižana, the most famous place on the Pakleni Islands. There is a large, well-protected yacht marina.

Taxi boats drive, on a daily basis, from the port of Hvar to ACI Marina Palmizana and other surrounding places. Renting a boat, with or without the skipper, is another option which will certainly make the tour of Pakleni islands memorable one.

Experts say that these 5 places you have to visit on Pakleni islands.

VINOGRADISCE BAY
Pakleni otoci vinogradisce bay

This unique bay on Sveti Klement island out of all the places on Pakleni islands is the one that attracts the biggest number of tourists and visitors. Even though many come to explore the island’s wild nature they also indulge in the gastronomic offer of the island’s restaurants.

MLINI BEACH
Pakleni otoci mlini beach

Lovely Mlini beach beautifies Marinkovac, the second largest island of the Pakleni islands. Mlini beach is a perfect relaxation spot for those who are looking for tranquility and want to escape the busy and crowded city of Hvar. Taxi boats drive to Mlini beach from the town every day and drive will take you only 10 minutes.

STIPANSKA BAY
Pakleni otoci stipanska Carpe Diem beach

Stipanska bay mostly known by the famous Carpe Diem beach offers great night parties run by many famous DJ’s. With wooden deck chairs, parasols, swimming pool it is a great place to lounge while drinking your favorite cocktail. For those who are looking for more adventurous hobbies, there is also a volleyball court and a diving school.

JEROLIM BEACH – FKK
Hvar town Pakleni otoci jerolim beach

The Jerolim Beach a place of untouched nature, rocky shores and crystal clear sea is among the 15 best nudist beaches in the world. Beach is ideal for those who like to swim bare and away from crowds. In the background of the beach is a pine forest whose crowns provide shade during the great summer heat. Not far from the beach there is a restaurant where you can enjoy various Dalmatian specialties. You can reach Jerolim Beach by private boat or taxi boat from Hvar in 20 minutes.

VLAKA BAY
Hvar town Pakleni otoci vlaka beach

Vlaka cove, on the island of Sveti Klement, is a very popular excursion site with several restaurants in a village. In a village, there is a church from the 14th century, dedicated to Sveti Klement the patron of the island.

Hvar Town instead of a conclusion

This is what I wrote just a fraction of what you can experience and see when you come to Hvar. About the nightlife of the town of Hvar, its historical sights, restaurants, and bars I’ll write on some other occasions.

If you settle down in our apartment in Vela Stiniva bay all will be available to you as a great one-day excursion. Welcome to Croatia, welcome to Hvar.

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