Hvar Guide

Hvar

Hvar is perhaps the most famous of all Croatian islands. It is best known for its turquoise waters, lavender fields, 2.800 hours of sunshine a year, good nightlife, and as a summer refuge for rich and famous.

We also like it for its history and culture, lovely countryside, hidden bays, tasty food, and great local wines.

With a surface of 300 m2, Hvar is the fourth largest Croatian island.

What to see

  • Fortess Fortica,
  • Pakleni Islands,
  • Wineries,
  • Old towns Hvar, Jelsa and Stari grad,
  • Crvene stijene (Red rocks).

What to do

  • Explore Hvar’s untouched nature and picturesque villages on the guided biking tour.
  • Visit secluded bays and beaches, enjoy the unspoiled scenery and crystal blue sea on the guided kayaking tour.

Where to eat

  • ANTONIO PATAK – Pakleni Islands, Ždrilca Bay
  • ZORI – Pakleni Islands, St. Clement
  •  Laganini Lounge Bar and Fish House – Pakleni Islands – St. Clement
  • Gariful restaurant,
  • Divino Restaurant.

What to see

HVAR OLD TOWN
FORTIZA FORTESS
PAKLENI ISLANDS
TOWN OF JELSA AND NEARBY VILLAGES
Crvene stijene (Red rocks), The Masterpiece of Nature

What to do

EXPLORE HVAR’S UNTOUCHED NATURE BY BIKE

4 hours

KAYAKING AT PAKLENI ISLANDS

4 hours

Via Ferrata Hvar
PARTY AT CARPE DIEM BEACH AT STIPANKSA BAY

Opened day and night

PARTY AT HULA HULA HVAR BEACH BAR

Opened day and night

Where to eat

ANTONIO PATAK - Pakleni Islands, Ždrilca Bay

“Buckle up for fine food’ reads slogan of the Antonio Patak Restaurant, portraying fabulous atmosphere that has been attracting generations of yachtspeople for four decades, choosing on their routs one of the most famous Pakleni Islands Bay – Ždrilca. Judging by the moored yachts in summertime, this sea passage resembles the most popular anchorage spot in the Mediterranean, and the main reason this bay buzzes with yachts is their favourite restaurant growing over the years into 120 seating places.” – Yachts Croatia

Fresh fish, crabs and mussels are regularly served at Patak’s, so it’s no wonder that their menu boasts scampi risotto, mixed fish brodetto and fresh lobsters. There is an idyllic terrace above the sea and a berth for superyacht tenders.

ZORI - Pakleni Islands, St. Clement

Situated on a magical island of St Klement, near Hvar town, restaurant Zori has 60 years of tradition in creating great food and delivering exceptional guest experience.

This family-owned and run restaurant has gained a prestigious and regular clientèle from all over the world and for very good reason. From the intimate setting and personal, yet professional service, attention to detail and the extraordinary dishes available to you, this truly is an exceptional place that you will wish to return to, time and again.

Top quality ingredients, best cooking practices and a refined, minimalist presentation of each dish are the key features of the Mediterranean cuisine of chef Iva Tomlinovic.

  • Delicious and enticing food
  • Unique location
Laganini Lounge Bar and Fish House – Pakleni Islands - St. Clement

Restaurant offers a diverse selection of fresh seafood dishes ranging from local mouth watering Adriatic tuna to our extraordinary wild Norwegian salmon which are all prepared to absolute perfection by resident award-winning chef Hrvoje Zirojević. To accompany their amazing dishes, they also offer an extensive wine list which boasts some of the finest local and international brands the world has to offer.

GARIFUL RESTAURANT

The most famous high-end restaurant on the Hvar Town promenade and a favorite among those who love to be seen, Gariful is known for premium quality fish and lobsters which guests can see in aquarium-pools built into the floor. Gariful wine list is one of the most extensive in the Adriatic.

DiVINO RESTAURANT

The fabulous location and one of the island’s best wine lists are reason enough to splurge at this swanky restaurant.

Add innovative food and dazzling views of the Pakleni Islands and you have a winning formula for a special night out. Alternatively, have some sunset snacks and wine on the gorgeous terrace. Make sure to book ahead!

San Marco Restaurant (Elisabeth palace)

Positioned on top of the famous Loggia, overlooking the main town square, San Marco provides a haven for those who want to enjoy delectable dishes with uninterrupted sea views. Enjoy tasty Mediterranean cuisine with innovative and artfully-presented dishes inspired by fresh, local products and aromas that together create a truly unique culinary experience.