About Hvar

With its stunning sandy beaches, secluded coves and vibrant nightlife, it’s easy to think of Hvar as just another Croatian holiday resort.

But there’s far more to this gem of an island than meets the eye, from the medieval old town to the surrounding countryside with its lush vineyards. Make sure to grab your ideal FlipKey vacation rental so you make the most of this wonderful destination.

About Hvar

Hvar Town sprung up around its magnificent main square, today one of the largest and grandest in Croatia. The town dates back to the 13th century and was once heavily fortified. In fact, you can still see the remains of its ancient walls and its hill top fortress.

It’s said that this is the sunniest spot in Croatia, with 2,724 hours of sunshine a year, and you’re sure to find the perfect rental property on FlipKey, whether you prefer a cozy one bedroom apartment or a villa with its own pool.

The best time to visit is between May and September, although Hvar Town gets busy in August when visitors from Italy arrive for their summer holidays.

With its balmy climate, beautiful beaches and rich history, what more could you ask for from a vacation destination?

What to do

Hvar’s beaches are amongst the most beautiful in Croatia, and you’ll find secluded coves, rocky inlets and golden sandy beaches ideal for families. Lucisca, renowned as one of the best beaches on the island, is a great place to relax, while families flock to the beach at Grebisce during the summer months.

If you’re here to uncover local history and culture, a boat trip to the Blue Cave is a must. Hire a boat and skipper for the best experience and they’ll recommend all the best beaches to stop off at. You could even visit Stari Grad, Croatia’s oldest town.

When the sun is shining, climb the cobbled streets of the old town to reach the medieval fortress, high above the town, for some of the most magnificent views. There’s a terrace café here where you can relax with some refreshments before heading back into town.

Top Hvar travel tips

For a great way to see more of the island, rent a scooter, moped or car. Just be careful – some of the roads in Hvar are steep and rocky!

Hvar is renowned for its lavender, so don’t miss the opportunity to shop for bunches of lavender and lavender oils, all packaged in pretty glass bottles.

You also can’t afford to miss out on the chance to sample some Dalmatian cuisine, with local specialties such as Scampi Buzara (in a tomato and white wine sauce) and black rice with cuttlefish.

Coming home to your FlipKey condo or villa in Hvar after a long day of shopping, sightseeing and lazing on the beach is sure to make any trip here one to remember!