Private Transfer from Hvar to Dubrovnik OR from Dubrovnik to Hvar
Distance 210 km
Duration 4h 40min – could be more as routes involves border crossing, and depending on the traffic condition ferry schedule
You can arrange your private transfer to Hvar quickly and easily to any address in Hvar, and of course also to other destinations. One of our English-speaking drivers will be at your disposal.
Hvar is the longest island in the Adriatic Sea with its 68,2 km. It is a part of the Middle Adriatic island group and with its 299,6 km2 is the fourth largest island in the Adriatic Sea The highest peak on the island is St. Nicholas at 628 m, which makes it the third highest peak of the Adriatic islands. The west part of the island, with the largest width of 10,5 km, is more massive and wider than its east part.
Archaeological site Grapčeva cave near Humac gives evidence that the island of Hvar was inhabited 7000 years ago. In 384 BC Greek colonizers from the island of Paros founded the town of Faros on the site of modern-day Stari Grad, while the rest of the island was populated by the Illyrians at that time. Romans ruled the island after the Illyrians and the Greeks. In the 7th and 8th century the island was inhabited by the Croats which make 95,5 % of the population today. Faros (Stari Grad) was the most important town on the island until the founding of Hvar commune in 1278, when the town of Hvar took precedence. Many historical monuments testify to the importance of the island and its turbulent history.
The main ports on the island are: Hvar, Stari Grad, Sućuraj, Jelsa and Vrbovska, and there are two nautical marinas, one on Palmižana (Pakleni islands near the town of Hvar) and another in Vrbovska. A small sport airport is located on a field near Stari Grad.
During the long history of this island, the population had always been engaged in fishing and agriculture. Most significant agricultural products are wine, olive and lavender oil. Tourist find the island attractive mostly because of its untouched nature, many picturesque beaches and bays, crystal clean sea, pleasant climate, historical and cultural landmarks, good healthy food, entertainment, quality accommodation, friendly hosts and pleasant and relaxing atmosphere of the entire island.
The town of Hvar is the largest settlement on the island and its tourist, administrative and ecumenical centre. It is especially famous for its cultural and historical sights, as well as for its entertainment and gastronomic delights and beaches on Pakleni islands. Pakleni islands are a group of small, rugged islands southwest from the town. Most attractive sights of the town of Hvar are:
St. Stephen’s cathedral (from the 16th century), the square in front of the cathedral (the largest square in Adriatic islands),
Fortica fortress (built in the beginning of the 16th century on a hill above the town),
Theater building (from the beginning of the 17th century, is one of the oldest theater buildings in Europe and the first public theater in the world, located near the arsenal),
City hall (from the 15th century, former governor palace) and
Franciscan monastery (built in the 15th century, with a museum containing paintings and many other historical objects).
On UNESCO World heritage list there is also Hvar’s lace made of agave trees made by the nuns of the St. Benedict monastery in Hvar.
Besides the above mentioned sights, the town of Hvar is known for its narrow stone streets called “kale“. A walk through these streets is enjoyable and gives an authentic experience of Dalmatian architecture. Like in Hvar, you can walk through the streets in Stari Grad and Jelsa.