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Hvar is a Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea. It is a popular tourist destination due to its pleasant climate, unique culture and beautiful beaches. Hvar is also home to Croatia’s first civilisation. The port of Stari Grad first became a settlement in the year 384BC and is still inhabited today.
One of the most popular activities for tourists is a day trip to the Pakleni Islands. On these islands you can swim and snorkel in crystal clear waters and secluded coves. A unique way to see the natural beauty of Hvar is by going on a sunset boat cruise. While in the centre, make sure to visit the beautiful Cathedral of St. Stephen.
There is so much to do on this island, making it a great destination for couples and families of all ages. Everyone in the family will love Hvar’s beautiful beaches, landmarks, and the fortress which overlooks the sea, while couples will love the islands trendy bars and romantic backdrops.
Flights to Split operate from Dublin 4 days a week during the summer season. The flight time between Dublin and Split is 3 hours and 5 minutes. From Split it is an estimated travel time of 1 hours and 50 minutes, be aware a Ferry journey is needed to reach Hvar from Split.
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The centre of nightlife in Hvar is found in Hvar town. During the summer season, you will find countless bars and nightclubs to have a drink and party the night away!
There are many restaurants on Hvar island serving both local and international cuisine!
Families will enjoy touring the beautiful castle and gardens of Tvrdalj!
There are many stunning beaches on the island. We recommend visiting the beautiful Dubovica beach, a picturesque beach about 8km from Hvar town.
There are many boutique shops in Hvar offering a range of products, so there are plenty of opportunities to find the perfect holiday souvenir.
Every summer, Hvar hosts their annual Festival from June 1st-September 28th. During this summer festival there are many performances and concerts for locals and tourists to enjoy!
The best time to visit Hvar is during the summer months. Alongside having an annual summer festival, Hvar experiences hot summers with temperatures averaging in the high twenties, making it a perfect destination for a couple or family summer holiday!
The Croatian Kuna is used on Hvar.
Hvar is an hour ahead of Ireland (GMT+1).
Bike rental is a great way to travel around the island and see the beauty it holds!