Destination guide

Discover Vrboska, a traditional fishing village on Hvar

Set around a small harbour where fishing boats come in to dock, Vrboska is a historic town on the island of Hvar with a traditional look. Stone buildings are topped with red-tiled roofs, and there are narrow cobblestone streets taking you around the town. Stay in Vrboska holiday rentals and you'll get an authentic feel for Croatian life, whether you explore the historic churches, or relax on a nearby beach. You'll find traditional Croatian restaurants and cafes down winding streets serving Hvar's specialties such as locally caught seafood and olives grown close to the town.

Things to do

Taste locally made wines in Vrboska

Croatian wines may not be well known, but there's a decent selection made on Hvar, with some small wineries in Vrboska. Many travellers book Vrboska holiday rentals so that they can enjoy local wine-tasting in the town's rustic wineries. Vina Caric is set in a stone building surrounded by vineyards where you can learn about the different varieties on offer. Enjoy a wine-tasting accompanied with bread and olives, before choosing some bottles to take home with you. Pinjata is a cosy tasting room in town where you can enjoy tasting events in an authentic wine cellar, with hearty Croatian snacks to nibble between the glasses.


Explore the imposing fortress church of Vrboska

The fortress Church of St. Mary of Mercy is one of Vrboska's most recognisable buildings, maybe because it's so imposing, with large stone walls that tower above the surrounding buildings. Climb to the bell tower and you can see across the red-tiled rooftops of Vrboska, and across the historic town's harbour. The church was fortified to protect it from invading Turks, which is why it has turrets and other defence measures, giving it a unique and unusual look.


Mild winters and warm summers in Vrboska

Vrboska enjoys long summers, with mild weather from May to September, and temperatures reaching the mid-20s in July and August. There's little rain during these months, although there can be a slightly chilly wind at times. Spring and autumn are both pleasant times to visit the island, with mild weather that's not too hot. However, you can get caught in the rain, so it's worth packing an umbrella. Freezing weather is rare, with most winters staying mild but wet, so it's still a nice time to visit the island and explore the historic attractions.

Natural features

Rocky coastlines and sandy beaches of Vrboska

Vrboska has a mostly rocky, untouched coastline, which means you can enjoy a stroll along the waterfront, finding shallow spots to swim. If you are looking for beaches, head a couple of miles out of town, through evergreen pine forests and you'll reach Soline, a popular spot for Vrboska holiday rentals. This pebble beach is set in a quiet cove and is great for sunbathing or paddling in the clear waters. Take a boat to Island Zecevo and you can enjoy this untouched island covered in lush green forest. Surrounded by sand and shingle beaches, you'll feel like you're on a private island.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Vrboska

Fly into Brac Island (BWK), the closest airport, located 7.5 mi (12.1 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Split (SPU), which is 31.1 mi (50 km) away.

Where to stay around Vrboska?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,892 holiday lettings near Vrboska. From 210 Houses to 79 Villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Vrboska for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Vrboska?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Vrboska. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Hvar Town Arsenal: 4,889 holiday lettings
  • Zlatni Rat Beach: 10,360 holiday lettings
  • Hvar Fortress: 4,861 holiday lettings
  • Baska Voda Beach: 9,129 holiday lettings
  • Punta Rata Beach: 9,726 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Vrboska listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Vrboska?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 210 Houses in Vrboska. Our other popular types of Vrboska holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 79 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 1,555 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 13 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Vrboska?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 173 holiday homes with pool available in Vrboska. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.