Top things to do in Hvar Island

Beach in Hvar Town

Dubovica

This gorgeous grin of beach has a tiny cluster of stone houses and a couple of cafe-bars. The juxtaposition of the white pebbles alongside the brilliant blue-green water is dazzling. If you have your own wheels you …
Bar in Hvar Town

Hula-Hula Hvar

The spot to catch the sunset to the sound of techno and house music, Hula-Hula is known for its après-beach party (4pm to 9pm), where all of young, trendy Hvar seems to descend for sundowner cocktails. Dancing on ta…
Bar in Hvar Town

Kiva Bar

A happening place in an alleyway just off the waterfront, Kiva is packed to the rafters most nights, with patrons spilling out and filling up the lane. DJs spin a popular mix of old-school dance, pop and hip-hop cla…
Fortress in Hvar Town

Fortica

Looming high above the town and lit with a golden glow at night, this medieval castle occupies the site of an ancient Illyrian settlement dating from before 500 BC. The views looking down over Hvar and the Pakleni I…
Square in Hvar Town

Trg Sv Stjepana

Stretching from the harbour to the cathedral, this impressive rectangular square was formed by filling in an inlet that once reached out from the bay. At 4500 sq metres, it’s one of the largest old squares in Dalmat…
European in Pakleni Islands

Zori

Catering to the well-heeled yachties moored in Palmižana bay, this upmarket restaurant serves contemporary European cuisine, including Dalmatian specialities such as pašticada (beef stew), gregada (fish with potatoe…
Religious in Jelsa

Following the Cross

Included on Unesco's Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list, this 500-year-old procession starts simultaneously from Jelsa and five surrounding towns and villages at 10pm on the night of Holy Thursday. Partic…
Dalmatian in Hvar Town

Grande Luna

Grande Luna's rooftop terrace doesn't offer views per se, unless you count the blue of the Dalmatian sky offset against the stone of the surrounding buildings. It's an atmospheric setting in which to try traditional…
Bar in Hvar Town

Nautica

It starts slowly, with a mixed crowd enjoying cocktails by the water, but once Hula-Hula winds down and Kiva packs out, Nautica comes into its own as an obligatory stop on Hvar’s night-crawl circuit. DJs spin everyt…
Pizza in Hvar Town

Mizarola

Mizarola has a loyal local following, partly because it's one of the only places to open in the low season, but mainly because of its crowd-pleasing Neapolitan-style pizza. It serves other things (pasta, gnocchi, ri…