Exploring the Island of Hvar

Most people taking yacht tours of Croatia will probably make a stop off at the city of Split. It is after all one of Croatia’s major cities, and is advertised by almost every yacht charter in Croatia. If you find yourself stopping off in the city of Split, you might want to try visiting the island of Hvar for the day. It can easily be reached by a ferry from the city. The island is rich in natural attractions, wineries, and beaches; and is one of Croatia’s hidden gems and is often overlooked by people taking yacht tours around the Dalmatia coast.

If you do decide to sail your yacht charter fleet to Hvar or take a ferry from Split, you may be wondering what there is to do on the island. Well here are some suggestions:

Explore wine country

Hvar Island has a long history of wine-making, dating back thousands of years. Croatian wine is not as famous as Italian or French wine, but it is becoming increasingly popular, and Hvar is one of the main centres of Croatian wine-making. Wine tasting tours are a perfect complement to yacht tours; and the tours on Hvar will take you all over the island, allowing you to visit the various towns on the island, all while sampling the various fine wines produced on Hvar.

Visit St. Stephen’s Square

St. Stephen’s Square is one of the main hubs of activity on the island, and is located right next to the harbour — making it one of the first areas you can explore after getting off your yacht. You can explore all the little shops that dot the square, all while walking on the most beautiful white cobblestone streets.

Walk to Fortica

Fortica is a medieval fortress that overlooks the main town of Hvar. It is not only one of the most important historical sites on the island, but it also gives you a breathtaking view of the main town of Hvar and the Adriatic Sea.

All these attractions and more await you.