Hvar Island holidays

Essential Information

When To Go

Spring, Summer, Autumn
May

June – August
September – November

Getting There

100 £GBP

LCY → SPU

Stay There

17 £GBP

3-star hotel

Visas

Tourist Visa
not required

Freedom of movement

Currency
Croatia, Kuna
1.00 USD = 7.05 HRK
CURRENT WEATHER
Rain
+11°C
Airport Transport

Ferry: 27 £GBP (120 min)
Restaurants
Lunch ≈ 4.85 £GBP
Dinner (for two) ≈ 20 £GBP
Espresso ≈ 1.25 £GBP
Bottled water ≈ 0.60 £GBP
Health & Safety
Travel insurance is recommended
Emergency numbers:
Ambulance: 112
Police: 192

Why Hvar Island

This picture-perfect island just off the Croatian coast has been labelled one of the world’s top 10, and is renowned for its lilac-coloured lavender fields. While you are here, you can also tick off Hvar Town’s Venetian palace, hilltop fortress and its café filled cathedral square.

Discover a destination of unparallelled natural beauty on Hvar holidays. The landscape consists of stunning rolling hills, sun-soaked vineyards and craggy mountains; Hvar is the ideal playground for anyone who is adventurous. The nature combined with coastline dotted with hidden coves and quiet islets, make it the perfect destination for a relaxing beach break. Add the medieval Hvar Town to the list and you have everything you could wish for to enjoy the best Croatia has to offer.

When to go

Temperature: The average temperature in July reaches 25 degrees Celsius.

Best time for holidays to Hvar: May to November for the best beach weather.

The island generally experiences mild winters, warm summers with long hours of sunshine, which mean you can swim from May to November, sometimes even longer. January on Hvar Island sees average temperatures of 8.4 degrees Celsius.

Where to go/stay

For plenty of relaxation in the sun there’s no better place to choose to stay than somewhere along the Hvar’s stunning coastline, here you stunning island views are guaranteed and complemented by the soothing sound of the sea. Almost all hotels face the sea and are just moments from the peaceful bays of the island – all perfect spots to soak up the sun.

For more culture on holidays in Hvar, book your break towards the island’s inland landscape, which is filled with historical attractions and ancient villages. The stunning surroundings are also perfect for anyone who needs some peace and tranquillity.

Things to do

Hvar Town on the south coast of the island is where most visitors choose to spend their time — and it is for good reason, there are multiple historic sites, beaches and lively nightlife on holidays to Hvar.  However, the vineyards on the island are a very good reason to head out of town.

St Stephen’s Square is the centre of life in Hvar Town. Located next to the harbour, the square runs into Hvar Town in a long rectangular shape. Shops, cafes and restaurants line its sides in quaint white-washed buildings. It is an ideal area to simply wander around while you take in the various sights.

Hvar’s Public Theatre is historically significant because it is the first public theater to be opened in Europe, yet it remains unspoilled by tourism.

Wine is one of Hvar’s best kept secrets. It is characterised by its Plavac Mali grape for a rich and full bodied red wine and Bogdanjusa for a lighter and slightly acidic white. Don't miss a chance to taste it during your Hvar holidays.

Visit the Fortica, a huge 13th century fortress on a hill that overlooks Hvar Town. It offers exceptional views of the Adriatic and the Pakleni Islands off the south coast.

Historically in Croatia, almost all homes had a konoba room. It was used to store, grow, and prepare food. In Hvar, this often consisted of hung cuts of meat, seafood and wine barrels. The tradition is kept alive in the form of konoba restaurants.

Of course, visiting a Hvar beach is a given and there are plenty to choose from, just take your pick.