Stari Grad, Hvar
Stari Grad is the oldest town in accommodation , the Aristotelian peak. That same year, 384 BC, when this famous Greek philosopher was born in Thrace, Greeks from the Paros Island in the Aegean Sea founded the town on the island of Hvar , which they named Faros.
The historical heart of the island of Hvar, the ancient Faros (Old Town), built on the spot where the deep sea bay passes into a fertile archipelago of the Arkadia valley since ancient times planted with vineyards and olive groves.
Surrounded by pine forests, chilled by summer masters, villas in Hvar Croatia is a rare Dalmatian place on hot summer days, where the air is refreshing and dreamy.
StarigradZbog of its central island position has for centuries been a refuge for seafarers who have been waiting for the old men on the Riva and today sailors who make the Old Town cove a must-see place to sail while sailing to the Adriatic. Private accommodation - apartments, rooms, private houses are located mostly on the north side of the old bay, at the foot of the Glavica hill.
The Old Town, HvarThe old part of the city has been preserved in terms of traditional architecture, and as such of exceptional tourist value, the hosts of stone houses adaptation offer modern accommodation in the spirit of the past, a successful blend of modernity and tradition. On the south side of the bay, a row of Austro-Hungarian buildings continues along the coast, behind which there are secluded houses with gardens. Below, along the southern side of the bay, between the town core and the Lanterna baths is located Borić settlement, where there are about 30% of total accommodation capacity in Old Town. Old town, island of HvarThe village is situated in a pine forest about one hundred meters from the Lanterna town beach. This part of the city is also very interesting for tourist accommodation due to the nearby town beach but also because the city center is only a few hundred meters away. Stari Grad is an ideal starting point for long walks and excursions on the most versatile and most wonderful island of the Adriatic. Comfortable private accommodation, taverns and restaurants with healthy homemade food and traditionally good island wines, will give you a vacation that you will not forget.
Jelsa, Hvar In the center of the island of Hvar is located Jelsa, milovidna, clean, meetable and prone to guests and travelers. The two highest islands are bordered - in the west of Sv. Nikola, and in the east Hum. In the south it is surrounded by the hills Vrh, Samotorac and Gozd, and on the north side of the northern winds protects Burkovo hill. The first beginnings of tourism on the island go back to the far past, in antiquity and middle ages, as evidenced by the roses of rusticae whose remains are found throughout the Hvar field as economic and rural objects.
During the Middle Ages, the island was visited by numerous adventurers, naturalists, ethnologists and archaeologists studying plants, minerals and ancient monuments. Organized tourism begins in 1868 with the foundation of the Hygienic Society of Hvar under the leadership of Bishop Juraj Duboković. Hotel Jadran is the oldest hotel in Jelsa, opened in 1911. The tourism development and construction of hotels, boarding houses, apartments, restaurants, bars, discotheques and other tourist facilities is coming to an end in the late 60s of the 20th century when tourism becomes the main economic branch on the island.Jelsa, Hvar The most beautiful walks along the coast, pine forests, shady forests, well-groomed paths and trails, as well as picturesque villages scattered across hills and valleys full of Mediterranean vegetation and medicinal herbs, where a well-preserved rural architecture of narrow streets and squares is well preserved.
The municipality of Jelsa and the island of Hvar are rich in numerous cultural and historical monuments located in churches, parks, fields, caves, squares and elsewhere. The area of the municipality of Jelsa, as well as the whole island, has a richly indented coastline with its islands, numerous coves and huts where the guest can find the right satisfaction and peace. Coves and hills are extremely suitable for sunbathing and swimming - sand, pebble or rocky shores, and large flat rocks with thick pine woods and always light breeze provide the guest with the refreshing and shade needed for the hot summers. In 1991, the island of Hvar signed the Declaration of Central Dalmatian Islands - an ecologically pure zone, which is based on the fact that the area of Jelsa is revealed as a sunny garden that is fed by the opulence of the unpolluted sea and is covered by the crystal clear sky.
Located on the eastern tip of the island of Hvar, Sucuraj lies in the magnificent décor that makes it the hills of Biokovo, Peljesac and the sea. The first written memories of Sućura, which are still preserved, dates back to the 14th century, although it is said of the ancient Sucuraj in Homer's "Ilijadi", where Sucuraj is called Kila in the east of Lek (Hvar), where according to Greek mythology Agamemnon, The King of Mikhail "cast a curse on the adversary ...". There are architectural and other remains of material culture in the area of today's Sucuraj, still from ancient times, which tell of the existence of two of them a little distant city that has been sinking with earthquake and whose remains are still visible today under the sea surface.
Sucuraj restaurant Over the centuries Sucuraj inhabited and shaped the Illyrians, the Romans, the Slavs, the Venetians and the French, and in the golden age of Sucuraj it was in the 17th century that even the Venetian Fortica was built to defend the attacker. More recently, Sucuraj has developed into a small town, which in itself is a monument (in 1975, it is a monumental property) because it has preserved the sequence of architectural forms of the past to our present life. Church of St. Ante Padovanskoga in baroque style with elements of Gothic style today represents one of the most valuable monuments of the Sućuraj sacral cultural heritage.
Another valuable monument is the monastery of St. Augustine and St. Stephen's Church Journey that has been developing gradually since the 13th century and developed mostly in the 15th and 16th centuries. Take a stroll through the narrow streets of Sućurja, stone houses, extend a walk around the lighthouse, on the southern and northern shore of the shore, admire the colors and the sea.sucuraj harbor Tourist and hospitality activities in Sucuraj started to develop in the mid 1960s. Traditional crafts related to the land and the sea, the kneaders continue to nourish today so that each guest, in one of the restaurants in Sućuraj, can enjoy and feel the quality of home-made wine, oil, brandy, fish and various other local specialties that will not leave indifferent or greatest gourmands .
Numerous beaches in the coves, whether located in the area of Sucuraj or in its vicinity, will enable everyone to find their own sunshine. The bay of Perna is located 1.5 km from the place and the bay of Mlaska 3 km away from the town is a unique rarity on the Adriatic because both coves have in the sea a tiny natural sand that is not found anywhere in the area.sucuraj beaches Various recreational opportunities (day and night fishing, cycling, sailing, diving ...), a cultural summer of rich content, from which a special occasion is highlighted by the folk festival "Ribarska noć", beautiful places for excursions on land and sea and near Medjugorje, Dubrovnik, the island of Korcula and the peninsula of Pelješac mean fun and entertainment for everyone without exception and limitations. Accommodation in Sucuraj is offered in comfortable apartments and rooms of private houses, in the hotel "Trpimir". Camping lovers will find their place in the "Mlaska" car camp, while numerous boaters can find their place in the harbor. Excellent transport links with the ferry from Sucuraj - Drvenik will make your arrival easier and more enjoyable.
Milna, Hvar Milna is a typical little Mediterranean town on the southern coast of the island of Hvar, 4 km away from the town of Hvar. There are four spacious pebble beaches in Milna, two in the resort and two in the immediate vicinity (Vela Mirna, Mala Milna, Velo Borča and Malo Borča). The beaches are pebbly, only one partially sandy.
Mirno has seven restaurants where you can taste traditional Dalmatian specialties and top quality Hvar wines. Milna Visitors are offered the possibility of a recreational hike and excursion to the place Malo Grablje, 2 km away from Milna, renting boats, sunshades, deck chairs and - local attraction - riding on the donkeys. There are organized excursions by boat to the islands of Vis, Biševo, Korčula and Mljet. There are tennis courts and diving schools available for sports enthusiasts.
Ivan Dolac, Hvar Ivan Dolac, a small place on the south side of Hvar, west of Zavala, is located 10 km from Jelsa, 20 km from Old Town and 38 km from the town of Hvar. The rest of the island is connected by a tunnel of 1.5 km long.
Thanks to the largest number of sunny clocks in Croatia and steep vineyards on the south side of the island of Hvar in this area grapes are obtained from which the highest quality wines are produced. Ivan Dolac was founded in the 15th century and traces of typical Dalmatian architecture are visible at every step. Ivan Dolac In addition to good wines, Ivan Dolac is proud of its clean environment, full of aromatic plants and other Mediterranean flora. From the town there is a beautiful view of the islet of Šćedro and the island of Korcula, as well as numerous small, charming beaches (Šuplja stina and Lučišće near Sv.Nedjelje, Jagodna, Paklina, Petarčica) with white stone pebbles or sand, coves and cliffs which Every guest can enjoy a peaceful and unforgettable swim in the crystal clear sea in peace and privacy or in the circle of family and friends. There is a small supermarket and several restaurants in the place, and everything else you need for an unforgettable vacation in a true Mediterranean atmosphere can be found in nearby Jelsa.