Often called „the sunniest Croatian island“, Hvar captivates every visitor with its natural beauty and rich history. The Greeks occupied it as early as in the 4th century BC, but it was the Venetians in the 15th and 16th centuries who left their stamp on the architecture.
At Hvar’s main square, the largest square in Dalmatia, stands St Stephen’s Cathedral, visible from all over Hvar town. Built in Venetian Renaissance style on the site of the original Benedictine monastery raised by the Ottomans in 1571. The steep hike from sea level up through the hillside park to the Spanish Fortress is well worth for the panoramic views that the ramparts offer.
Hvar is the most visited Croatian island whose gentle charms and natural beauties are more appreciated outside the main summer season.
POINTS OF INTERESTS
Cathedral of St Stephen
TRANSPORTATION FROM SPLIT
54km/28mi (1h by catamaran)
DID YOU KNOW?
In 16th century, the entire island of Hvar rose in a fierce uprising against the domestic nobility and their Venetian masters.