1 day tour proposal:

Hvar walking distance

If you want to take it easy on your first day, it would be best to explore the local gems. Take a walk around Hvar town where you will see Hvar’s theatre, the oldest public theatre in Europe. Hvar historical Theatre is located on the second floor of the Arsenal building, built as a maintenance shipyard. A 5-minute walk from the center will take you to the Franciscan monastery founded in the 15th century. Get lost in the small alleyways that hide many local artisans and craft shops, fashion boutiques and art galleries. After exploring, it is time to take it easy; have a nice seaside walk, or visit one of the beach bar. Take a glass of wine or local prošek, grab a bite to eat and enjoy one of the best sunsets in the world.

The top 15 things to see and do in the town of Hvar

1) Hvar Fortress -Fortica

Climb up to this 16th-century fortress for stunning panoramic views of Hvar Town, the Adriatic Sea, and the nearby Pakleni Islands. It’s a great spot for sunset views.2)

2) Stephen’s Cathedral

Located in the main square, this beautiful Renaissance cathedral dates back to the 16th century and features an impressive bell tower.

3) Hvar Town Square -Pjaca

Known as one of the largest public squares in Dalmatia, it’s surrounded by historic buildings, cafes, and shops, making it the heart of the town’s social life.

4) Franciscan Monastery and Museum

This monastery, dating back to the 15th century, contains a small museum with religious art, manuscripts, and a large painting of The Last Supper.

5) Pakleni Islands

Take a boat trip to this group of small islands just infront the coast of town Hvar. They are perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and enjoying the crystal-clear sea.

6) Beach Time

Relax on some of Hvar’s beautiful beaches, such as Dubovica Beach, Pokonji Dol Beach, or Mekićevica Beach, Zoraće… Each offers a unique experience and stunning scenery.

7) Hvar Arsenal and Theatre

Visit the Europe’s oldest public theater (from y. 1612), located above the town’s Arsenal. This historic site built in the early 17th century and still hosts cultural events.

8) Red Rocks Excursion

Take a day trip to the nearby – 8 km east of the town of Hvar, nature attraction.  Layers of lime-stone, between which were once layers of breccia, have risen vertically in ancient geological history of Hvar. The softer breccia layers were washed out by the rain and sea, creating the vertical hollows of a reddish colour that today appears as a gigantic organ streaming from the bottom of the sea.

9) Wine Tasting and Vineyards

Explore Hvar’s wine country by visiting local wineries. Enjoy wine tastings and learn about the island’s rich viticultural history. (https://visithvar.hr/eat-and-drink/autochtone-wineries/ )

10) Explore Local Cuisine

Dine at one of Hvar’s excellent restaurants to experience the best of Mediterranean cuisine. Try traditional dishes featuring fresh seafood, olive oil, and local herbs. (we recomand Hvarska gregada and Pašticada).You can try it also in traditional taverns-  konobas in small villages near Hvar (e.g. Malo & Velo Grablje etc).

11) Sveti Nikola Peak

If you enjoy hiking, trek up to Sveti Nikola, the highest peak on the island of Hvar. The journey offers breathtaking views and a sense of adventure as you explore the island’s interior.

12) The Lavender Fields

Visit Hvar’s iconic lavender fields, particularly near the village of Brusje and Velo Grablje, for a sensory experience filled with the fragrance and beauty of lavender. June and July are the best months to see the fields in full bloom.

13) Adventure Sports

For adrenaline seekers, Hvar offers a variety of adventure sports like sea kayaking, scuba diving, and rock climbing. These activities let you experience the natural beauty of the island from a new perspective.

Also there is „Via Ferrata Hvar“  that starts above steep vineyards of Sveta Nedjelja and rises all the way to the top of the highest island peak, the Sveti Nikola (626m).

14) Visit the Benedictine Monastery

to learn more about the history and process of agave lace-making. The nuns display examples of their work, and in museum there is  the opportunity to purchase lace products as unique souvenirs or gifts. (UNESCO protected  -on the list as a cultural intangible asset.)

15)  Visit -Ivan Vučetić Museum of Mystery

The museum is an interpretation center dedicated to one of the most important pioneers of forensic science. He is the first man that used fingerprints to solve crimes.