HOW TO REACH HVAR
Regardless of what transportation means you use to come with to Hvar, undoubtedly you will experience a sea journey to island Hvar. When you see Hvar and start to enjoy in its benefits you will know that your journey has paid off.
You can obtain mostly all information with your agent in City of Hvar, or any tour operator and at hotel receptions, or private accommodation owner.
Hvar is connected with mainland by boat lines:
In the summer ferry connections with islands are intensified, and there are hydro-boats also. summer schedule is valid from 31st of May to 28th of September.
Hvar is connected through the port in Stari Grad, and also by all-coast ferry connection Rijeka-Zadar-Split-Stari Grad-Korčula-Dubrovnik-Bari (three times a week), and by international fast boat connection Pescara-Stari Grad- Split (daily), and by international ferry connection Ancona-Stari Grad-Split-Korčula (twice a week).
Jadrolinija is the main boat operator and has all main ferry and boat lines in Croatia. Information on boat schedules and ticket prices can be found on www.jadrolinija.hr
Split airport is closest to Hvar (www.split-airport.hr) There is an organised bus transportation to Split harbour. There ask in Jadrolinija offices (www.jadrolinija.hr) ask about regular connection to Hvar.
If there is not direct flight from your destination, then you can fly via Zagreb (www.zagreb-airport.hr) which well connected with Split.
Airport - Zagreb
Airport - Split
tel: + 385 (0)21 648 626, - 385 (0)21 648 606
There are two ferry ports on the island of Hvar; Stari Grad and Sućuraj. Stari Grad port is connected to Split and it is closer to Hvar (20 km) and drive to Hvar lasts about 10 minutes. The port in Sućuraj is connected to Drvenik on the mainland and it is further from Hvar as it is on the other side of the island, although this connection saves time to tourists coming from Dubrovnik, Mostar, Sarajevo, etc.
Hrvatski autoklub: www.hak.hr
NIGHT LIFE IN HVAR
Hvar Island nightlife revolves around exciting Hvar Town which has become the town that never sleeps - at least not from June to September. You have your choice of venues and, if you get bored or if you prefer a bit crowdless, there is Jelsa (bars and restaurants).
Stari Grad and Vrboska, are more quiet places, as well as the rest of the places on the Island.
Good food (spiza, as locals refer to it) is an avoidable part of Hvar's tradition. A healthy, light, mostly cooked food (mainly fish), seasoned with home-made olive-oil and a pinch of herbs that grow everywhere around, accompanied by a glass of good wine, is a reason why people of Hvar live long and look so vigorous.
THE BEACHES IN HVAR ISLAND
The beaches in Island of Hvar are generally rocky - pebble, situated in bays, surrounded by pine forests. There are also several natural sandy beaches, mostly on the north side of the island due to fact that north winds ("bura") and sea waves are stronger then south waves and wind ("jugo"). Pebbles in pebble beaches are also mostly smaller in the bays on the north side beaches, and therefore more suitable for children. The shallow sandy beaches in deep bays can be found near Jelsa, in bay "Mlaska" near Sucuraj on the north side, and exceptionally on the south side of the island in beach "Cesminica" in Sucuraj.
ISLAND HVAR CLIMATEThe island is characterized by gentle winters, warm summers and many hours of sunshine, which allows bathing from May to November, and for the braver even longer. Gentle and moist winters (January in Hvar has an average temperature of 8.4° C) have many advantages, among other things enabling winter tourism in Hvar.
In the winter there are a windy days (jugo - the south wind), (bura - the north wind) and there are rainy days, but snow can fall once in 20 years. Infact, some hotels in Hvar offer free stay in case snow falls !
Maximum temperatures are never too high to render agriculture impossible (the highest recorded temperature of 37° C was reached in 1935).
MAP - HVAR ISLAND