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Hvar travel tips

When's the best time to go to Hvar ?

It gets quite crowded in top summer season. To stay away from the crowds, try to come in shoulder season. You'll nevertheless get a lot of sunlight, the water will be pleasant enough to go for a swim, and you'll find the residents much less pressured and more pleasant, as well.

What to See & Do on Hvar Island

Hvar Town is an superb starting point for uncovering the island but there's also Stari Grad, the small harbor of Jelsa, the attractive settlement of Vrboska or the even more tiny harbor of Milna on the southern shore. Very attractive are the day tours offered to the Pakleni Islands, which also offer outstanding diving spots.

How to get there?

During summer months, different companies fly direct from the UK to town of Split. From there, take a fast passenger boat (once daily) straight to Hvar Town, or a ferryboat (a number of times everyday, 2 hour) to Stari Grad (the island's primary harbor), then either rent a car or get a local bus to Hvar Town. If you are taking a trip to Hvar with a automobile from the Southern Dalmatia, the ideal solution is to get the ferryboat from Drvenik to Sucuraj. Throughout summer months there are approximately ten everyday departures between the towns and duration of ferryboat travel is roughly 35 mins. From Sucuraj there is roughly 75 kilometres to Hvar town. If you travel by foot, you have bus to Hvar town in link with a few of the ferryboat arrivings.

Get around

Buses meet the ferryboats at Stari Grad and go to different locations for example Hvar town (27 km far away). Please do not take taxi cab from the ferryboat harbor, they're too expensive. Public transportation on the Hvar island is practically nonexistent, so it's more effective to rent a car to tour via Hvar island. Renting a car will require an international driving license, a passport and a bank card with the desired amount for partial payment. You can simply rent a car for roughly 350 kuna a day if you want to discover other areas of the island. The rental companies have firm regulation of a minimum of one day rent (no per hour rentals). You can likewise rent a motorbike or moped for approximately 250 kuna a day. There are hourly prices for the motorcycles and scooters. The roadways on Hvar island are curvy and windy and there are no guard rails, so look out particularly if driving a leased motorbike which is old and has actually done tens of thousands kilometers. Bear in mind that there are just 2 gas station on the Hvar island: in the town of Hvar and close to Jelsa. From Securaj to the closest gas station on the island is nearly 50 km.

Accommodation Hvar

The accommodation offer in Hvar varies from relatively budget hostels to luxurious hotels and resorts. The primary sort of accommodation is, as in other places in Croatia, private holiday accommodation units. Just like everywhere else in Croatia, camping in the nature is forbidden, and the penalties are very high (as much as 400 Euros), so I would certainly not advise that solution. What is usually approved (by the authorities) is if you can look for a private property owner who would let you spend a day or two on his property. There are all types of accommodation choices on the island, including 5 star hotels and budget small hotels and hostels. It needs to be mentioned that lots of low-cost hostels are located in the Hvar town; it may sound useful for sparing tourists.

 
 
 

Is it safe ?

The Hvar island much like entire Croatian shore is well known for its peaceful and tranquil environments. You can stroll all around the island securely even late in the night. Going for a stroll in park and nature reserve regions, it's more suitable to hire a travel guide who will inform you regarding local policies and notify about their unwanted violation.

Gastronomy

The island is influenced by dining establishments that focus on seafood meals. Admirers of other culinary delights need to keep in mind that practically every restaurant offers traditional European and international meals, so it won't be tough to search for a appropriate place to eat.

When to go ?

Those who love natural tourist attractions and treking are advised to go for a journey in June. During that time the Hvar island is especially fascinating as a result of flowering fields of lavender and oleander. Top season runs from July to August, which is when the majority of tourists take their summer holiday breaks. Every little thing is in full speed, hotels and resorts, dining establishments, cocktail clubs and night clubs are full, water sports centers are running everyday, and you'll find outdoor performances and movie theater in the larger settlements. On the disadvantage, hotels and apartments rates are very high. Fall sees the summer rush slowing down, however September and October are nevertheless fantastic months to go to, particularly for hedonist. You get the grape harvesting and the wine-making time period, trailed by olive harvesting, and at the open-air markets you'll discover mushrooms, chestnuts and oranges. Hotels and dining establishments are still open but residents working in them more loosened up now the masses have gone. You can still go for a swim in these months - the sea had all summertime to heat up and lots of people can go for a swim in October as well. In the low season from November through March lots of hotels, apartments and restaurants are shut down totally.

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