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7 days Hvar route starting from Split

Visit the most popular islands in Split archipelago with this 7 days itinerary.

One way route from Split to Dubrovnik visiting Hvar

Sailing from Split to Dubrovnik is a wonderful way to experience the beauty of the Croatian coast and the Adriatic Sea.

7 Days Sailing Itinerary from Hvar

From the beautiful island of Korčula to the historic city of Split, this itinerary will take you on a journey through some of Croatia’s most beautiful destinations.

5 Days Sailing Itinerary from Hvar

With its stunning coastline, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant culture, Hvar is an unforgettable destination and a best place to sail for sailing enthusiasts visiting Croatia.

About Hvar

Find luxury hotels, trendy bars and clubs, elegant restaurants in Hvar town and get to know why they call it the Monaco of Croatia. Hvar’s most cultural and historical centers as well as a bit more serene and peaceful spots you’ll find in Stari Grad and Jelsa coastal towns.

Breathe in the calming scent of lavender fields that are all over the island and explore hidden abandoned ancient settlements, towering peaks, and largely uncharted surrounding areas. Make sure you unravel its mystery by the day, as the southern end of the island hides some of its most beautiful and isolated coves.

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Why is Hvar so popular among sailors?

Hvar is known for its stunning coastline, secluded coves, and crystal-clear waters. The area offers a wide range of anchorages and marinas, making it an ideal spot for sailing.
The area around Hvar is well known for its favorable sailing conditions, with consistent winds that make it an excellent spot for both novice and experienced sailors.

Island of Hvar is also known for its vibrant nightlife scene, which offers a great way to unwind after a day on the water. You can enjoy a range of bars, nightclubs, and restaurants that cater to different tastes.


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Marinas and anchorages in Hvar island

ACI Marina Palmižana: Located on the island of Sv. Klement, just a short ferry ride from Hvar town, ACI Marina Palmižana is one of the most popular marinas in the area. It offers excellent facilities, including a restaurant, bar, and a grocery store.
Marina Hvar: This marina is located in the heart of Hvar town and offers easy access to the town’s amenities, such as restaurants, bars, and shops. It has 178 berths and is equipped with all the necessary facilities.
Vrboska Marina: This marina is located in the small fishing village of Vrboska and offers a peaceful and scenic location. It has 100 berths and is equipped with water and electricity.
Stari Grad Bay: This is a popular anchorage spot located in a beautiful bay on the northern side of the island of Hvar. It offers good shelter from winds and has clear waters for swimming.



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Where to eat in Hvar?

Restaurant Dalmatino located in the heart of Hvar town and offers a traditional Dalmatian cuisine. It is known for its seafood dishes, grilled meats, and homemade pasta.
Restaurant Gariful located on the waterfront in Hvar town, Gariful is known for its fresh seafood, including lobster and shellfish. It has a large outdoor terrace overlooking the sea.
Fig Cafe Bar & Restaurant is located in Stari Grad and offers a fusion of Mediterranean and Asian cuisine. It has a cozy and intimate atmosphere, and the dishes are beautifully presented.
Konoba Lambik is located in Vrboska and is known for its traditional Dalmatian cuisine, including grilled meats and seafood dishes. It has a large outdoor terrace overlooking the harbor.



Yes, Hvar is generally considered to be an expensive destination, particularly during the peak summer season.

If you are not a big fan of crowds then June and September are good choice to visit. Peak season in Hvar are months July and August.

Hvar town is popular for its beautiful medieval architecture, stunning waterfront promenade, and vibrant nightlife scene, attracting visitors from around the world. It also offers easy access to some of the best beaches and sailing routes in the Adriatic Sea.

The most common winds for Hvar island are the Maestral, which blows from the northwest, and the Jugo, which blows from the southeast. The Maestral is a dry and refreshing wind, while the Jugo is a moist wind that can bring rain and thunderstorms.

Some of the best anchorages in Hvar include Stari Grad Bay and Ždrilca Bay, both of which offer good shelter from winds and clear waters for swimming, as well as the Pakleni Islands, which offer numerous bays and coves for anchoring.

ACI Marina Palmižana is one of the most popular marinas in the area. It offers excellent facilities, including a restaurant, bar, and a grocery store.

With its many hidden bays, beautiful beaches and small towns, island of Hvar is a perfect sailing spot.