Hvar belongs to the central island group of the Adriatic and lies in an east-west direction at right angles to the coast. These islands together are called "The Hvar Group". The eastern promontory of Hvar is only 4.5 km away from the mainland, while the western one faces the open sea. It is the longest of the Adriatic islands. "Lower Hvar", the western part, is called the "head of the island", as its main area. Plume - the eastern part - gets narrower towards "the top"
Hvar (68 km long), is also the fourth largest in area (300 sq. m). The longitudinal road which links the town of Hvar with Sućurje at the eastern end of the island is 84 km long. The high plateau between St. Nicholas hill (626 m) and Hum (603 m) which extends from Sv. Nedjelja to Jelsa and is partly under pine woods and partly under arable land is marked by distinctive beauty and a fresh climate. The flat part of the island between Stari Grad, Vrboska and Jelsa is under vineyards which produce up to 50,000 hectoliters of wine per year.
How to arrive to Hvar?
There are two ferry terminals on the island of Hvar that have daily connections with mainland, one in Stari Grad and one in Sucuraj.
The terminal in Stari Grad received ferries coming from the port of Split, while the terminal in Sucuraj has ferry connection with
the town of Drvenik and is located on the east tip of the island.
The island is characterised by gentle winters, warm summers and many hours of sunshine, Gentle and moist winters (January Hvar has an average temperature of 8.4° C) have many advantages, among other things enabling winter tourism in Hvar. Maximum temperatures are never too high to render agriculture impossible (the highest recorded temperature of 37°C was reached in 1935).
The average annual air temperature is around 16.5° C, while autumns are warmer than springs.
Hvar has an annual average of 7.7 hours sunshine per day and 3.8 hours of cloud. . A general belief in the health-giving effects of sunny regions led to the discovery of this "Adriatic Madeira" as early as the 19th century. It has the most hours of sunshine on the Adriatic coast, with as much as 2715 per year, and only small variations in temperature.
Private accommodation Hvar
We have the possibility to organize accommodation from our rich database in private apartments, private houses on the island of
Hvar. Houses and apartments are completely furnished individually according to the owners taste and at acceptable prices.