The most popular of all the Dalmatian Islands, Hvar is renowned for its flourishing restaurant scene, scenic lavender fields and glorious sunshine. Located just off the coast of Makarska Riviera, it's brimming with natural beauty, including 250km of coastline to lay out on - beach-hoppers delight!
Of course, there's also ample history to discover throughout your villa holiday in Hvar, with Greeks, Romans and Byzantines all leaving their mark on the island. So, whether you're keen to uncover those ancient stories or simply want a place to kick back and unwind, your needs will certainly be met in Hvar.
If you're a fan of fish, you're in for a treat! Hvar boasts some of the freshest, tastiest seafood in the world, coupled with fine Croatian wines.
Hvar enjoys 2760 hours of sunshine every year on average, so blue skies will be all but guaranteed!
Clear-blue waters, clean beaches, olive groves and pine forests: Hvar is every outdoor explorer's dream.
Style and character are everything at Oliver’s Travels, and our collection of handpicked villas in Hvar have this in spades.
We have destination experts who know the ins and outs of all our regions, picking villas in Hvar that aren’t only unique, but also in the best locations. What's more, our Hvar villas to rent are 100% family-friendly, and have the ‘wow’ factor.
Our helpful concierge team are on-hand to make your stay extra special. Whether you want a fully-stocked fridge, a local in-house chef to cook your meals, housekeeping or any other extra service – consider them your holiday genie, who will happily grant your wishes.
Despite only being a relatively small island, Hvar is scattered with towns and villages that all boast their own unique character. Whether you wish to immerse yourself in history, spend all your time near the water, or focus on the tried-and-tested tourist spots, when staying at one of our Hvar holiday rentals, you'll certainly find somewhere that ticks all your holiday boxes.
And, if you want to extend your stay in the Dalmatian Islands further, we also offer villas in Brac, Korcula and more.
Oliver’s Hidden Gem
Vrboska is the smallest town on the island, but that doesn't mean it should be overlooked! This tiny pine tree-filled settlement straddles two sides of a scenic bay, with a picturesque bridge connecting them both.
Unsurprisingly, Hvar Town is the hub of the island, boasting beautiful beaches, charming boutiques and a bustling nightlife. Among its cobblestone streets, you'll also find various cultural landmarks plus the Franciscan Monastery and its famous Last Supper. However, you'll mostly be drawn to its turquoise waters that lap against the pebbly shore.
Stari Grad is Hvar's oldest settlement, colonised by the Greeks in 384 BC. Its most notable icon is the 16th century Tvrdalj Castle, but a stroll around the old town will reward you with many more monuments to feast your eyes on. Then it's your stomachs turn, with ample restaurants ready to feed you up along the promenade.
If you've come to Hvar hoping to simply unwind on the sand, Jelsa could be your best bet. Situated on the central north coast, its beautiful waterfront gives way to centuries-old churches, picturesque squares and olive groves. Jelsa is also a jumping-off point to explore Bol and Split, with ferry services departing regularly.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is Hvar so popular?
Hvar is a great tourist destination because of its stunning beaches, the azure Adriatic sea, deep-rooted heritage, and buzzing nightlife. Hvar is in the prime location for exploring the nearby islands of the Dalmatian Coast.
How long should you spend in Hvar?
However long you want to stay is entirely up to you, you can get enough done to say you've been there in 3 days, we recommend a week to really enjoy an adventurous and relaxing holiday.
When is the best time to visit Hvar?
We recommend visiting hvar between June and September to soak up the sun and the scenes, the busiest months are July and August and tourists crowd the island whereas june and September are more relaxed and affordable.
Is Hvar a party Island
Hvar is Croatia's most famous party island, known for its vibrant nightlife, however, there are many other outdoor activities, beaches and sightseeing activities to experience.