An island destination with an abundance of historic architecture and perfect weather
Hvar Island benefits from a mild climate with cool winters and hot summers, making it a perfect destination for family holidays. The island is rich in culture with an historic background dating back to pre-historic times.
If you’re looking for relaxation, the beaches are ideal. Many of them are set in secluded picturesque rocky bays surrounded by pine forests. Quite a few are pebble beaches, but there are also many beautiful sandy beaches. Inland, there are vast fields of lavender, vineyards and ancient olive groves.
Accommodation is of a high standard and the island can boast its own unique tastes in cuisine. There are plenty of bars and restaurants, and nightlife can be found many of the larger towns.
Time Difference: GMT +1 hour
July is the hottest month on Hvar Island with an average temperature of 25 degrees Celsius. From May to October the weather is very pleasant although rain can be expected at any time. Winter temperatures (December to February) average 12 degrees. November is the wettest month with an average of 110mm of rain.
Situated on the main square in the town of Hvar, Hvar Cathedral is well worth a visit. It was originally constructed on the site of a 6th century church and was fully opened in the 18th century. The Renaissance bell tower is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the whole of Dalmatia. Inside there are stunning works of art.
Another interesting structure in the town of Hvar. It’s construction dates back to the 16th century and today it houses a fine collection of antiquities from the middle ages. There are also spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding area from the top of the fort.
There’s a superb choice of beautiful beaches on the island. Many are pebble beaches, but there are also some stunning sandy beaches. Located on the south of the island, one of the most iconic is Dubovica, described as the “perfect beach” by the locals. Other top beaches are Kordovon, Lusisca and Grebisce.