... Hvar: Welcome to the Island ...
Hvar Travel Blog› entry 7 of 17 › view all entries
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.
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.
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.