Cultural Sights

A true hedonism has been present on the island ever since the time of sumptuous Roman villas, springing from the walls or Renaissance summer houses and, despite all the challenges of island life, it slips even today into the reveries of modern nomads who enjoy the splendour of Hvar where, almost 150 years ago, the organised European tourism began.

Cultural Sights

Discovering the layers of history which permeated the island with culture and heritage resembles a perpetual treasure hunt. Twenty-four centuries of urban life left a trace in stone, island monuments and buildings, but also in all fields of art and everyday life. Such thread can be traced back from contemporary artistic expression through the fertile age of Renaissance which, at its peak, gave rise to the oldest public theatre in Europe, to the heritage left from the Age of Antiquity. The mystical beauty of island churches and the priceless value of their works of art, the monumentality of centuries-old dry stone walls and dry stone piles, the secrets of Illyrian debris and the stories of narrow stone alleys, form only a part of the rich repository of island culture.