Visit the beautiful island of Hvar
The island of Hvar is the queen of the Croatian Dalmatian islands. It has been famous since the antique because of its important strategic and nautical position, the rich of the various historical periods, the culture and natural monuments and the literature.
Hvar has celebrated 140 years of organized tourism, and today it is considered to be one of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world.
The group of 20 islands and rocks spreading in front of the Hvar town is called Pakleni islands (Paklinski), and it is a unique and most recognizable natural beauty of Hvar. Once without any vegetation, just barely covered with aromatic herbs and few cultivated fields ( there was a corn crops) and with a small settlement Vloka, today it represent very popular Hvar tourist excursion resort, well known around a world, specially among sailsmans.
Has been built on the hill above the old part of the city of Hvar in the middle of 16 century. It is a architectural witness of a military history, with a wonderful view of the Hvar town, its surroundings and the nearby islands
Together with a Bishops temple closes the east side of largest square in Dalmatia – Hvar piaca (square of St. Stjepan). Cathedral is dedicated to St. Stjepan the pope – protector of the diocese and the Hvar city. The cathedral is also the center of the Catholic district of Hvar.
One of the first public theaters in Europe established in 1612. It has been built above ancient Arsenal (the area for repairing and storing galias and boats). The outer part of the theater is mainly preserved in its original form, while the inside architecture belongs to the 19th century.
Has been established in 1461. Inside the monastery peace and quiet, you can enjoy in its reach museum, including a collection of paintings from old masters.
Exists in Hvar since 1664, when 2 nuns came from Island of Pag, so that a convent can start with its mission. People from Hvar have long ago (from 1534) wanted to establish this convent, so some people have donated a lot in order to start it.
Town Stari Grad
Fishpond of P. Hektorovic
Fortress of Petar Hektorović (1487. – 1572.), with dovecot and fishpond within is the most famous building in Stari Grad
This renaissance poet has been building it for all of his long life, and for him it was as much important as it was his own poetry. In this building he has achieved his idea of microcosmos – small isolated world, where all living godly creatures have their space for living – fish, birds, plants and people (him, his friends, his holly wife, travelers, poor people).
St. Stjepan Square
In front of the church of the same name, which was once first Croatian cathedral, it is the most important public space in Stari Grad. In the past times, judgements have been sentenced here and contracts have been made, and today, after ancient rhythms have been changed it has become the oasis of contemplation and silence.