Things to do in Hvar Island

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Things to Do in Hvar Island

Top Attractions in Hvar Island


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  • Deryn H
    Waterlooville, UK2,191 contributions
    We had seen the 16th-century Tvrdava Fortica also called the Spanish Fortress from the harbour and decided to try to get to it. We walked up through narrow streets and many steps. You couldn't get lost if you kept going up and eventually we found a signpost for it. The climb up was worth it just for the panoramic city views and glimpses of nearby islands. The Fort was free to go into on this day and we also had a free tour, which turned out to be a guide talking to us in one spot in the sun for about twenty minutes. She told us the history of the fort and then we went down to see the dungeons. There was a restaurant at the top and the barman filled our water bottle up (twice) for us which was very kind. We made our way back down through the herb garden where we saw some very interesting flowers. After walking down through the gardens we crossed into the old town and went down about 200 steps to get back to ground level.
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • Ante
    Moscow, Russia5 contributions
    A piece of land that God tried to lesve for himself.
    You sit, drink and eat an you forget the time. And then when it comes to sunset you realize once more that life consists of small beautiful moments.

    Perfect food, good staff and extremely pleasant and charming owners.
    Do you need more !?
    Written 18 February 2022
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  • Beatriz M
    Düsseldorf, Germany5,057 contributions
    The beach is beautiful, but the way to get there is difficult if you take the shortcut, it is going down through a path of rocks, kinda steep, it was a bit terrifying for me. Make sure to be with good shoes, not flip flops. And it was pretty full, compared to Mekicevica beach which is just 20 minutes away. However there were restaurants and shops in Pokonji Dol, which on the other hand are not available on Mekicevica.
    Written 20 August 2021
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  • Beatriz M
    Düsseldorf, Germany5,057 contributions
    Taxi boats to Mlini beach on one of the Pakleni islands are plenty leaving from the harbour in Hvar town, the round trip costs 50 kuna per person. They leave at like 10, 11 AM and start to come back at 16, 17 and then 18 and 19 PM. Always on the full hour. The colors of the water are indeed very nice but there are not many places to lay down, I had to put my things between the large rocks which was uncomfortable. As I spend most of the time in the water, for me it is not worth it to pay for sunbeds. There was not much on the island as well, there were restaurants. You had to pay 2 kuna to use the bathroom (coins needed), I preferred to wait until someone was going out and then hold the door. It is a nice option because the beaches on Hvar town are not that amazing and busses to other beaches are not really running often.
    Written 19 August 2021
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  • DaveofRugby
    Rugby, UK15 contributions
    Walked past this restaurant a few times while in Hvar, attracted by the menu, the location and the friendly guy outside. Thankfully eventually enjoyed a very good meal inside. The carpaccio starter and beef stew with gnocchi were superb. Unfortunately the pancakes for desert were not freshly made. Overall a very good experience, if you’re happy with “relaxed” service
    Written 12 October 2021
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  • Younes O
    10 contributions
    This is a very pleasant and cozy place to enjoy really good craft beer. Nice staff and a nice view. Really recommend this place!

    Come early, between 17-20, to ensure your beer, since the owners sometime close earlier due to disturbance from the hula-hula club nearby. Such a shame since this is an authentic croatian bar with outstandind beer!
    Written 26 August 2021
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  • BharathiMani
    Bengaluru, India3,048 contributions
    Hvar is a very quaint town with some old buildings and lots of places to eat, be drink or grab a coffee.
    I loved walking around and enjoying the ambience. The harbour and buildings make a pretty picture.
    Don't miss going up to the first for spectacular views
    Written 2 May 2022
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  • DutchWalker
    Nijmegen, The Netherlands66 contributions
    We visited this place for its restaurant, which is excellent but that’s for another review.

    De city of Malo Grablje is completely abandoned around 1960, apparently due to a disease that destroyed the olives / wine yards.

    The city is left as is and is slowly being taken apart my nature, so be careful if you decide to enter one of the houses.

    It’s a really beautiful place to walk around. We might go back for some of the hiking trails that start there.

    There is an hotel/apartment place build at the edge of the village, so for how long this place stays abandoned is the question.
    Written 31 August 2020
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  • JohnH3759
    Harrogate, UK460 contributions
    At the end of the harbour area this is well worth a visit even if you just see it from the outside. Very intersting buliding and area.
    Written 15 October 2019
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  • Beatriz M
    Düsseldorf, Germany5,057 contributions
    This beach is about 20 minute away on foot from Pokonji Dol beach through a rocky path but most of it is flat so it was not a huge problem however good shoes are adviced. The beach is less crowded but also smaller so if a lot of people get the same idea to go there, it can become a problem. There is no restaurant or bar or sunbeds so you have to bring your own stuff. The water was of a beautiful color. Some comments here mentioned nudists and voyeurs but I did not see any of this when I was there. Just families and clothes people, no problems.
    Written 20 August 2021
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  • MitziMarmot
    Casper, WY1,630 contributions
    The Cathedral sits at one end of the pretty square in town. It was interesting to learn that the reason for the two different sizes of doors was that the large doors were for the "important" people and the smaller doors were for the commoners.
    Written 9 February 2020
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  • Cecilie
    Copenhagen, Denmark49 contributions
    Great and relaxing visit to oasis Tvrdalj Castle in Stari Grad. Full of history. Price was 20 kn per person.
    Written 15 August 2019
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  • Kim C
    London, UK12 contributions
    Avoid mid-day when the sun is at it's hottest for the climb up to the fort. It is 50kr to get in and although not a lot to see inside, the views are spectacular and the history makes interesting reading.
    Written 4 October 2021
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  • Joanne M
    Oakville, Canada187 contributions
    We spent a couple of hours tasting and learning about this small family owned winery near Hvar They did a wonderful job pairing food with their wine selections
    Written 22 October 2019
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  • Gene R J
    Silver Spring, MD7,861 contributions
    We arrived in Stari Grad at 10:15 AM ($24 RT ferry from Split) and taxied ($13) 3.3 km east to the 1st C Kupinovik Roman Villa ruins. After seeing the stone olive press pillars and the carved lintel of a municipal councilor, we walked 1 km north on a dirt lane through the 2008 Stari Grad Plain noting the stone walled plots of groves with ripe olives, vineyards with unpicked red grapes and rows of lavender mounds. A farmer stopped and waved us over, gave us bunches of large red and white grapes, smiled and drove off.
    At the Komon Path sign (3rd C burial monument), we turned west for 2 km to Stari Grad where we read the detailed signboards explaining the Greek land divisions into 180 m x 900 m plots to create a cultivated Mediterranean landscape of olives, grapevine, lentils and citrus fruit that has been feeding the island of Hvar for the last 2400 years.
    Written 7 November 2021
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