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Destination guide

Find towns, grassland and beach adventures from Hvar villas

Just off the Dalmatian coast of Croatia, you'll find the island of Hvar, which is an ideal destination for travellers seeking outdoor adventure. You'll find plenty of towns on the island, including one named after the island itself, but much of the area is grassland and beaches. Still, travellers who enjoy the comforts of a town can find themselves content in Hvar or Jelsa, the island's market town. Villas in this area of Croatia are relatively affordable, though you'll also find some luxury options available.

 
History

Heritage sites near Hvar holiday cottages

Hvar itself is a historic city and the city walls, which date to the 13th century, are an attraction. Situated along a serene cove is the 15th-century Franciscan Monastery with historic architecture and clifftop views of the sea. Tvrdalj Castle in Stari Grad, which dates to the 16th century, allows you to tour the summer home of a famed poet and a fortification that protected the island from attack by the Ottoman Turks. The hilltop Spanish Fortress is accessible by scenic walk or car, and is the site of a settlement that dates to before 500 BC.

Restaurants and bars

Restaurant areas near Hvar holiday homes

If you’re looking for a unique culinary adventure, the various restaurants in and around Hvar offer everything from savoury meals to sweet and tangy dessert dishes. The streets of Hvar are dotted with quaint small restaurants and sidewalk cafes, where you’ll be able to sample delicacies like grilled peaches, cheese and rocket salads. There are also upscale restaurants where you can indulge in fresh seafood, truffles and gnocchi right along the seashore. Healthy options are also available that are vegetarian- and vegan-friendly like smoothie and juice shops. The many bakeries in the region offer cakes and other pastries to sate your sweet tooth.

Essential info

Important things to know about Hvar

Hvar is a city and a resort island with a history dating to ancient pre-Roman times. It’s got a full-time population of over 11,000 people, making it among the most populated Croatian islands, and it’s a popular holiday destination. Not only does the island offer a number of historic and cultural attractions, it is near to many other small islands which each have their own charm and make for good day trip options. It has a warm Mediterranean climate with average highs around 20.3°C and 12.8°C, and 713.7mm of rain annually.

Good for couples

Romantic excursions near your Hvar holiday lettings

Hvar holiday lettings are also the ideal location for romantic travel excursions. Jerolim is a nearby Croatian island featuring quiet soft-sand beaches, pine trees, clear waters and seafood restaurants along the shore. Pokonji Dol is another Croatian inlet nearby where you can take sunset walks on the beach or explore an 1872 lighthouse with stunning panoramic views. Palmizana Botanical Gardens offers walking paths through natural foliage and cave explorations and tours. Hvar Harbour allows you to take romantic walks along a serene boardwalk, watching ships arrive and depart on the deep blue waters of the Aegean.

How many holiday rentals are available around Hvar Island?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,987 holiday lettings around Hvar Island. From 224 villas to 405 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Hvar Island?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Hvar Island. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Split: 10,564 holiday homes
  • Trogir: 5,210 holiday homes
  • Omiš: 8,872 holiday homes
  • Brač: 6,137 holiday homes
  • Korčula Island: 3,382 holiday homes

HomeAway.co.uk offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Hvar Island! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Hvar Island?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Hvar Island with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Split: 10,564 holiday lettings
  • Trogir: 5,210 holiday lettings
  • Omiš: 8,872 holiday lettings
  • Makarska: 4,218 holiday lettings
  • Bol: 4,047 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Hvar Island?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Hvar Island. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Split Marina: 12,753 holiday rentals
  • Bacvice Beach: 12,853 holiday rentals
  • Croatian Maritime Museum: 12,815 holiday rentals
  • Vis Harbor: 824 holiday rentals
  • Hvar Town Arsenal: 4,800 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hvar Island listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Explore destinations around Hvar Island

Split
10,564 holiday rentals
Trogir
5,210 holiday rentals
Omiš
8,872 holiday rentals
Makarska
4,218 holiday rentals
Bol
4,047 holiday rentals
Hvar Town
2,410 holiday rentals
Podstrana
2,765 holiday rentals
Podgora
3,533 holiday rentals
Milna
3,676 holiday rentals
Vis
407 holiday rentals
Supetar
1,525 holiday rentals
Sutivan
5,553 holiday rentals
Korčula
2,489 holiday rentals
Orebić
3,616 holiday rentals
Marina
8,702 holiday rentals
Brela
4,766 holiday rentals
Stari Grad
2,521 holiday rentals
Jelsa
3,636 holiday rentals
Vela Luka
1,036 holiday rentals
Tugare
6,201 holiday rentals