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... on the waterfront ...

Hvar is considered as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. It's also a very popular place among the celebrities. While I was around Split and Hvar, Eva Longoria was also hanging out in the same place. I think, she is not that desperate, is she? =)

Anyways, you can get the Island Hvar by Jadrolinija ferries. Jadrolinija is the croatian national sea transportation company. and they have pretty frequent ferry trips between dalmatia cities and islands. The trip from Split to Island Hvar takes 2 hours approximately. The ship goes to the port close to the town called Stari Grad.

Stari Grad (means 'Old City', actually every city you visited in ex-yu you can see a Stari Grad =)), looks like a very peaceful classic mediterannean town.

... a detail from the streets of Hvar Town ...
Stone buildings, narrow-maze streets etc. Another reason for the silence is the popularity of the Hvar Town, so visitors' (especially daily visitors like me) wanna go to the Hvar Town as soon as possible after landing the island.

What can I suggest is, when you put your feet on the land, go to the supermarket (Konzum) and buy some water, then just walk to the Stari Grad from the ferry port. It's a 15 mins walking, and you can make some swimming breaks in the clean water of the island, if you like. Then you can take the bus to Hvar Town from Stari Grad bus station. It takes 20 mins, and buses are available every hour (be sure you checked the schedule). When you arrived Hvar Town, you'll see local people who are trying to rent their rooms, a Dalmatia classic! =)

When you arrive Hvar, just explore the town by walking through the streets.

... a general image of Hvar town ...
It would be a great experience for travelers who love taking pix. Espacially the Napoleon Fort on the hill is a great point to take panoramic pictures. If you don't like taking pix, you can go to beaches no worries! =) Or, you can go to the close islands by boat. I didn't stay for night, but I heard nightlife is pretty colorful in the island, too. (Remember Eva Longoria =))

By the way, you can visit the church in the town square after 5pm, but be sure you have a proper outfit. I read a note (all capital letters) on the gate of the church and it was exactly like this: This is the home of God, not a beach! Don't come here to visit with bikinis and swimsuits!

One final note, Hvar is more expensive than Split for food and drinks. However, I recommend you a nice restaurant which located very close to the beach next to Franciscan Monastery, called Restaurant Vartal.

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... on the waterfront ...
... on the waterfront ...
... a detail from the streets of H…
... a detail from the streets of …
... a general image of Hvar town .…
... a general image of Hvar town …
... welcome to the island Hvar ...
... welcome to the island Hvar ...
... leaving split ...
... leaving split ...
.. riva from the boat ...
.. riva from the boat ...
... the youngest model =) ...
... the youngest model =) ...
... me & hvar island ...
... me & hvar island ...
... the pathway to Stari Grad ...
... the pathway to Stari Grad ...
... one of the beaches ...
... one of the beaches ...
... road to Stari Grad ...
... road to Stari Grad ...
... Stari Grad ...
... Stari Grad ...
... road to Hvar Town ...
... road to Hvar Town ...
... the bell tower of the church .…
... the bell tower of the church …
... main square of Hvar town ...
... main square of Hvar town ...
... Napoleon Fortress ...
... Napoleon Fortress ...
... the old theatre (toursism info…
... the old theatre (toursism inf…
... the square ...
... the square ...
... the old theatre ...
... the old theatre ...
... Two Lions: the coat of arms of…
... Two Lions: the coat of arms o…
... new visitors are coming =) ...
... new visitors are coming =) ...
... franciscan monastery ...
... franciscan monastery ...
... beach & monastery ...
... beach & monastery ...
... joga bonito! =) ...
... joga bonito! =) ...
... the well ...
... the well ...
... road to the fortress ...
... road to the fortress ...
... the gate of the church ...
... the gate of the church ...
... why so serious?!? :P ...
... why so serious?!? :P ...
... sunset ...
... sunset ...
... after the sunset ...
... after the sunset ...
... it looks like pirates of the c…
... it looks like pirates of the …
Hvar Restaurants, Cafes & Food review
... a family atmosphere of restaurant ...
Island Hvar is a pretty expensive destination when you consider the prices of restaurants, bar and pubs. However, Restoran Vartal offers a very nice a… read entire review
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