Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
High standard of the whole apartment lets you enjoy your holidays in Hvar town. Whatever you have missed elsewhere is available. We equipped the apartment with all what we ourselves missed on many journeys around the world in hotels or apartments.
If you are interested in a small city with lots of cultural -historical buildings, with a vivid scenery of restaurants, bars and possibilities for excursions on the nearby small islands, Hvar will be the right place for you.
The city is a top destination in the Mediterranean.
Distances in meters:
Main square: 100 Harbour: 40 Next beach: 250 Doctor/ pharmacy: 100
Parking: 200 (direct access with car to the house is not possible)
Shopping, market: 25-250 Dining: 20-50
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Bonj, bay below hotel Amfora 300 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||50 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Split Kastela 40 km, Nearest railway: Split 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
Further apartment details:
Size: 62 m², suitable for 3 (+ 2) persons
Position: 1st floor, facing South, partly overlooking the sea/harbour, own entrance from the garden
Living room: 17 m², sitting corner and seperate additional couch (200x160 cm) for 2 persons - facing south, balcony, digital satellite TV (Astra, Hotbird), LCD TV-set 66 cm (26"), HD ready
DVD-CD-MP3-player, HiFi-equipment with with iPod-, SD-card- and USB connector
ADSL/ WiFi Internet access
Bedroom 1: 12 m², 200x180 cm double bed - facing South, balcony
Bedroom 2: 8 m², couch 200x80, expandable to 200x160 - window to the North
Kitchen with dining corner, details described at the top, coffee machine - facing west.
Bathroom: shower, hairdryer, washing machine, towel-dryer
Hall: Safe suitable for a laptop, vacuum cleaner, electric iron, ironing-board
Big southern balcony, high quality new furniture
Air-condition (cooling/heating) in livingroom and bedroom 1
Kitchen and bathroom more than adequately equipped, lots of storage space
Windows and doors equipped with insulated glass and blinds
Floors: real wood parquet, flagstones, access to all rooms from the hall
Own garden sitting corner, barbecue grill
A personal Hvar guide is available and will be forwarded to you by email after a reservation.
The Dalmatia region
THE ISLAND OF HVAR AND THE CITY OF HVAR
The city of Hvar is a unique mix of luxurious Mediterranean nature, rich cultural and historical heritage and an exquisite tourist presence.
Its name - PHAROS - derives from the Greek name for a light house given to the island and the town, which stood on the place where Stari Grad today stands (Hvar became the island’s centre in the 13th century).
Hvar city gained glory and power during the Middle Ages as an important port of the Venetian navy. Today, it is the main tourist centre of the island and one of the favourite destinations on the Dalmatian Riviera - a town of courteous people which are mostly dedicated to tourism.
From town of Hvar, you can access a lot of wonderful islands, villages, resorts and bays either on foot, with car, with a rented boat or with the regular taxi boats leaving from the port of Hvar (100 m from your flat) or with individual hired taxi boats (expensive).
A complete description of the treasures of Hvar city and the island can be found in a local city guide
WEATHER & CLIMATE
The island of Hvar is famous for its pleasant Mediterranean climate and the large number of sun hours - insulation is higher than 2700 hours a year. A very mild Mediterranean climate allows bathing from May to November. Summers in Hvar are very dry and warm. The summer winds Maestral (from the West) and Tramontana (Northwest) refresh you during those sunny days. Winters are mild and short, temperatures under 0°C are a rarity. In winter, there can be windy days with Jugo (Southeast), Bura (North) and there are rainy days too, but snow is rare and will only very seldom remain on the soil for few hours.
EXCURSIONS TO THE ISLANDS IN FRONT OF HVAR
PAKLENI (OR PAKLENSKI) OTOCI: Resin Islands (Resin was collected from the pines on the islands in the past) are the prettiest area in the proximity of Hvar if not of the whole Croatian Southern Riviera.
A chain of small woody isles and rocks, dipped in a clear, azure sea, a few resorts and swimming areas in hidden bays, stone terraces facing sun, ……
Divers describe HVAR’S SUBMARINE LIFE as one of the prettiest in the Mediterranean. The most interesting location is the very end of the western part of the isles - Sitka do Vodnjaka - which is made up of a group of vertical rocks rich in fish and shells. The most impressive among these rocks is “Kampanel” - a narrow rock that streams vertically as a tower from the deepness of 46 m to some 15 m below the sea level.
JEROLIM – a nudist swimming area: The famous and traditional nudist swimming area is situated on the island of Jerolim (which was named after a destroyed 15th century church). There are showers and a restaurant. Access by regular taxi boat from the port of Hvar.
STIPANSKA –a fine swimming bay: a woody bay on the island Marinkovac, with pine woods (and shadow) with a number of shingle beaches, numerous hidden places for relaxed enjoyment of Hvar’s sea and sun and a picturesque submarine life. There are evening events at “Carpe Diem Stipanska”. The area can be accessed by regular taxi boat from the port of Hvar.
ZDRILCA, MLINI; 2 very fine protected bays with beaches and fine restaurants (“Patak”, “Tri Grede”, “Gianni”)
PALMIZANA bay: The oldest and most famous resort of Hvar, where the nautical marina is positioned too. Be aware that there are 2 bays: one on the north side (Palmizana) where the regular taxis boats arrive and leave and the southern bay (Vinogradisce) connected with a wonderful walk way through subtropical nature. Vinogradisce bay, is a spacious bay with a shallow and sandy beach. It is surrounded by thick pine forest, fragrant heather and rosemary bushes and various exotic plants. There are some restaurants and B&Bs. Palmizana can be accessed by taxi boat from the port of Hvar.
Look for the bar-restaurant of Pension Novak there; you will have a wonderful view on the Southern bay in a rural styled place with a nice bar with nests in the olive trees and some good drinks too.
VLAKA: A traditional local resort on Sv. Klement, the biggest island of Pakleni Otoci. Subtropical landscape, a small bay for swimming, a chapel commemorating the naval battle at Lissa/Vis 1866 and the explosion of a Austrian frigate are awaiting you. Once there was a Roman villa, later a village dedicated to St. Clement. Today, it is destination for those who wish to spend holidays in direct contact with nature and local people. If you wish to experience a local festivity, visit Vlaka on St. Clement’s day, celebrated on the last Sunday in July. Recommended restaurants there are: Tonci Matijevic (he will arrange a transfer too). Speaks good German and English, one of the best fishermen of Hvar, phone: 00385 21 742 480, reservation necessary) and Dionysos. Vlaka can be accessed with your own or a hired boat and with regular taxi boat arrangement.
EXCURSIONS ALONG THE COAST FROM HVAR TO THE EAST
POKONJI DOL Bay: When walking (or driving with the bike) along the coast, passing by the Franciscan Monastery and “Krizna luka” bay (with gas station) and surrounding the cape “Sv. Kriza”, you will access the southern coast of Hvar and in about 20 minutes walking on an abandoned road arrive in this bay. Nice for swimming and sunbathing. Two small fine restaurants are there, too……. You can walk (only!) further and get to …
MEKICEVICA Bays: There are two shingle beaches and a white rock beach (“Bila punta”), ideal for those who want to enjoy the strength of the sun. There is a small restaurant: ”Robinzon”. The bay can be accessed by regular taxi boat, too.
MILNA Bays: Milna is situated 4 km east of city of Hvar. There are two shingle beaches and a woody and gentle coast where pine-trees, agaves, vineyards and orchards overgrow. Next to the Milna bays there are two other woody bays; Malo and Velo Borce.
Milna is one of the oldest resorts of Hvar, established at the very beginnings of local tourism, and its special country atmosphere is punctuated by an old villa from the 17th century. There are some restaurants in Milna (our choice is a traditional one: “Barba Bozji” on a nice terrace over the sea. Tell Sibe and Ivo Tudor (our friends) that you are our guests). There is a regular taxi boat connection from Hvar, and it is also accessible by car or on foot.
ZARACE Bays: There are 2 bays (one to the East(Velo Zarace, one to the West: Malo Zarace) with shingle beaches beneath the small, abandoned village of Zarace, situated on the top of a rocky cliff resembling a pirates' stronghold. We like to point out to divers that in these bays picturesque submarine scenery can be found. There is affine small restaurant “Gego” with own parkingplace in the eastern bay Velo Zarace. The bays can be accessed by boat or car.
DUBOVICA Bay: A favourite Hvar resort, situated 12 km east of city, with a large shingle beach and beautiful submarine scenery. There is the restaurant “Šime”. Dubovica can be accessed by boat or car.
PISCENA Bay: Piscena is situated east of Dubovica, has a shingle beach. At the moment the restaurant there is closed.
CRVENE STIJENE: (Red Rocks) are a picturesque play of nature. Layers of lime-stone, between which were once layers of breccias, have risen vertically in the ancient geological history of Hvar. The softer breccias layers were washed out by the rain and sea, creating the vertical hollows of a reddish colour that today appears as a gigantic organ streaming from the bottom of the sea.
You can visit them from the taxi boat on your Dubovica excursion.
SVETA NEDILJA: A settlement and resort (16 km east of Hvar) which is best accessed by car via Stari Grad/Jelsa (ca 30 km). A new much shorter road is existing, but you need some adventure spirit to take it.. There are beautiful small shingle beaches and numerous restaurants and B&Bs. When there, visit the wine cave of Zlatan Plenkovic, one of the best red vine producers in Croatia!
SVETA NEDILJA CAVE: The cave is situated above Sv. Nedilja village. Its size is grand and its interior impressive. In the past, it was used as a refugee place. In 16th century, a small monastery was built there, and remains of it can still be found today. The panorama view from the cave is breathtaking. Visitors can reach the cave on foot from the village of Sveta Nedilja in ca.1 hour uphill. Sun protection for your head is recommended. Don’t forget to take beverages with you!
JAGODNA: A somewhat more distant resort (about 13 km east of Hvar) that can be accessed only by car via Starigrad and Jelsa, with a beautiful beach and several restaurants and B&Bs.
ZAVALA/: Is a remote resort accessible via Stari Grad/Jelsa through a crazy tunnel.
ISLAND OF SCEDRO Taxi boat transfer from Zavala available at 10:00 and 11:00 to the island of Scedro. Go to the bay Moster with an old Dominican monastery, some small houses and the nice guesthouse of Kordic family where you can get fresh fish, lobsters and homemade wine. A small beach in the crystal clean bay is there too. Or proceed to the bay Veli Porat where you will find some restaurants too.
WALKS ON THE WEST COAST OF TOWN HVAR
When walking along the western quay of the harbour, you will have a wonderful look on the town especially in the afternoon, then you will go round the tip of the harbour (a small Mole is the preferred place for locals to have a short jump in the clear water) and then you will follow the walkway along the coast under the pines of the park with nice views on the “Pakleni otoci” especially at sunset. You can go on up to the bay “Podstine” in about 30 minutes. Fine for families with children.
OTHER RECOMMENDED EXCURSIONS:
Hvar town: go up the hill to the cemetery in morning or the late afternoon, a wonderful lookout will honour the done work climbing so many steps.
Don’t forget to visit the fortification “Fortica” above Hvar before sunset, the outlook is breathtaking. A tavern offers beverages and some food.
Stari Grad: you can get there in 20 minutes by car on the new road. Nice old town with the famous summer residence of the renaissance poet Hektorovic, a must. Visit the museum with remains of old Roman ships just few meters from the Hektorovic residence.
Velo Grablje: an almost abandoned village in the hills of Hvar island on the old street to Stari Grad, nice for a detour and a walk to see old Dalmatian houses, wine presses, cisterns etc. A small bar offers local vines and refreshments
Blue Cave on the island of Bisevo near Vis/Lissa: We recommend strongly this excursion but only on sunny days with not too much wind. Especially southern and eastern winds could hinder access to the cave. You will never forget this impression! A speedboat leaves in the morning the harbour for this great experience.
Split: The Diocletian palace (UNESCO World heritage) and the narrow streets, the market and the fish market will impress you. Take the catamaran Krilo in the morning (7:30 usually, ask in the agency “Pelegrini” on the quay) and come back with Jadrolinija´s catamaran at 14:00 in spring, 15:00 in summer. Don’t forget to buy your ticket for both rides already a day before. Go up the hill Marjan, a wonderful view of the city and the seaside awaits you and a nice coffee shop, too.
Be vigilant in the crowd on the market and the narrow streets of pick pocketing.
Dubrovnik: To us, this city is something so special that it pays off even to go there with a Catamaran for a day. Best would be to visit it for some days!
Bol/ Zlatni rat: on the island of Brac: a wonderful swimming area on the Golden Horn cap. Daily excursions from Hvar
Korcula: an old city surrounded by medieval walls on the island of Korcula.