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The queen of the Dalmatian islands, Hvar is listed as one of the top ten islands to visit in the world. Hillsides are covered in pine forests, and you will see a patchwork landscape of charming vineyards, ancient olive groves and fragrant lavender fields. Hvar is an incredibly beautiful island to visit. It has long been one of Croatia's cultural centres with one of the first public theatres in Europe, and every year it attracts the rich and famous who come to enjoy the peace and quiet, beautiful scenery and a bit of luxury. 

Things to do in Hvar

Hvar town itself is a joy to explore with its 13th-century walls, pretty, main square and impressive harbour, all overlooked by the impressive hilltop fortress. But you must venture further too, as the island has so much to offer. Discover the white-washed towns and historic cobbled streets of Stari Grad and Vrboska and take a boat trip to the crystal-clear waters and deserted lagoons of the Pakleni islands. There are also pristine secluded beaches to explore too, as well as the rolling hills, lavender fields and olive groves. If you are lucky enough to visit in June, head to Velo Grablje for the annual lavender festival.

Our holiday villas in Hvar are well positioned to enable you to explore everything that the island has to offer.

Hvar, Croatia
Bells, Hvar, Croatia

History and culture in Hvar

Like nearly all of Croatia's islands, Hvar has been inhabited since prehistoric times by many different cultures. Due to its strategic position halfway down the Balkan coast, it has been a popular trading point and was an important part of the Venetian Empire, who had a major naval base here. More recently it has been famous as the place Prince Harry got his party-boy reputation, and where people like George Clooney and Beyonce come to enjoy a villa holiday in Hvar

Family villa holidays in Hvar

Getting outdoors with the family is so rewarding and there are many opportunities to do just that on your family villa holiday in Hvar. There are plenty of small empty beaches for a swim in clear azure waters. If you are visiting during June and July, children will enjoy a visit to one of the lavender fields while they are in full bloom. Take a water taxi or boat excursion to the chain of islands off the main town, or spend the day exploring Hvar fortress and prison where little imaginations can go wild. If you fancy a more relaxing time, soak up the sun from your villa with private pool, whilst the kids splash around.

View of Hvar, Croatia
clear sea water, Hvar, Croatia

Adventurous activities in Hvar

For those looking for something a little more adventurous, the crystal-clear waters around Hvar are perfect for scuba diving, sea kayaking and snorkelling. Visit the Blue Lagoon and Blue Cave. If you prefer to be on land there are plenty of opportunities to go biking, hiking and rock climbing, plus you can enjoy jeep safaris and even VW Bug Beetle drives.


Romance in Hvar

Croatia's beautiful islands are perfect if you are looking for a romantic break, away from the crowds with time to spend together amid beautiful surroundings. Go wine tasting, picnic on one of the many beaches, or explore the old streets of Stavi Grad together. There are so many great restaurants on Hvar where you can enjoy mouth-watering cuisine, while sitting back and watching the sunset. Our private villas in Hvar are the perfect setting to reconnect with your loved ones.

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