The island of Hvar is a central Dalmatian island in Croatia. It is often presented as “the sunniest spot in Europe." This sunny island boasts about 2800 hours of sunshine per year and is one of the jewels of the Croatian coast. Its oldest part, the Old Town, is on UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites. It is believed that the Old City is one of the oldest cities in Europe. The landscape of this island has remained almost unchanged since the days of its first inhabitants. Greeks from the island of Pharos came here in the 4th century CE and gave it the same name as their island. Greeks stayed here until the 3rd century CE when the island became occupied by the Romans. The main agriculture of the ancient Greeks was based on grape and olive cultivation, and it is like that to this day. This fertile land was organized by the Greeks in geometrical plots with stone walls limiting every plot.  Also, they used tanks to keep the rainwater for irrigation. The city along with the nearby surroundings, are full of remains from the past. Many of them have been preserved and, more importantly, unchanged for 24 centuries. Many Renaissance and Baroque palaces, the oldest theater built in the 16th century, Tvrdalj Villa, a mansion that is a combination of the castle and a summerhouse...

Hvar included in

  • Zadar


  • Split


  • Dubrovnik


  • Trogir


  • šibenik


  • Ston


  • Hvar