Vrboska - island Hvar

Tourist destination info Vrboska - island Hvar

Vrboska is a small resort on the north shore of the island of Hvar. The town is located in the bottom of a deep fiord which is the cause of several bridges built on a small area. This is why Vrboska was named “Little Venice”. It was created in the 145th century as a port of the village Vrbanjani, when the locals decided to enrich their economy with fishing which was, until recently, the main economic activity of Vrboska. Typical Mediterranean architecture, old town houses with gothic, renaissance and baroque features, sacral spirit of ancient church buildings, as well as the luxurious contemporary villas gives the place a special charm. Be sure to visit historical sites such as St. Petar church (first mentioned in 1331, one of the oldest preserved churches on the island of Hvar), St. Lovrinac church (built in the 15th century, contains numerous images of famous renaissance and baroque artists), St. Mary church-fort (built by the first inhabitants, became a fort in 1575, which protected the place from the Turkish invasions), St. Roko church (built in 1577 in a gothic baroque style as a vow against plague) and Kastilac (watchtower from the 16th century). The “Fishing museum” is particularly interesting because it represents the long fishing tradition and the tough life the Vrboska locals have had in the past. Vrboska is famous for nice pebble and sandy beaches, clean air, crystal clear water and intact nature. The most beautiful beaches are located on the Soline peninsula (mostly pebble beaches), Maslinica cove (pebble beach) and the Zecevo island (nudist beach). Countless festivities and manifestations are organized in Vrboska during summer. Relax and enjoy the St. Lovre festivity, the summer carnival, mad vessels race and numerous other summer shows in Vrboska. Those in search of a more active vacation can enjoy cycling, tennis, basketball, handball, table tennis, mini golf, beach volleyball and many other activities. If you would like to savor the specialties of the island of Hvar as well as the Dalmatian cuisine, visit restaurants or taverns in Vrboska, such as the restaurant “Gardelin”, taverns “Bonaca” and “Lem”.

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Hvar is an ancient city with a rich history. The city faces the sunny South side of the world and has the sunniest days during the year. Its name comes from the island’s Greek name Pharos. Of the city’s historical monuments you can visit the fortress Fortica, the Hvar cathedral, theatre and Franciscan monastery. Hvar is the heart of Croatian island tourism and is one of the most visited destinations in the entire Adriatic. The main attractions of the city are: its warm, sunny climate, its various accommodation opportunities, sport and recreation, its natural beauty, a good gastronomic offer and the city’s active night life.

Bol is the oldest town on the coast of Brac. It is rich with long pebbly and sandy beaches which stretch for about 10km. One of the most beautiful beaches on the Adriatic is located in Bol – Zlatni rat. Historical sites enthusiasts can visit the roman aqueduct, tombstones and reliefs, old Christian sarcophagus, preromantic church of St. Ivan and Tudor, renaissance baroque palace, bishop residency and the church of Our Lady of Grace.

Makarska is one of the most famous tourist destinations on the Croatian coast. The city is full of tourist activities and everyone is sure to find something to their liking. Makarska has several historical monuments such as the Franciscan monastery (which includes a Pinacotheca, a library, a Malacological museum, and the “Planina i More” institute) the church of St. Mark, church of St. Peter, city museum and the church of St. Philip. Those who prefer sports and recreation can take part in cycling, sailing, jet-ski riding, basketball, hunting, soccer, volleyball, paragliding, hiking, rafting, fishing and scuba diving.

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Adriagate has an open office in Vrboska on the island of Hvar which is available to our guests. Book accommodation in this destination and you are entitled to free gifts and extra discounts.

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  • Excellent 5
    Couple Bosna i Hercegovina
    Vrboska is beautiful
    We always come back to this wonderful and picturesque town on the island of Hvar. So many beautiful beaches and little lagoons around where you can relax and completely forget about the everyday life
  • Excellent 5
    Family Czech Republic
    Vrboska is a great place to be. Tiny quiet village with plenty of places to go for swimming, eating and entertainment.
  • Excellent 4.8
    Family Switzerland
    Beautiful town with original spirit
    Forest around, little marina, picturesque channel, spectacular rocky beaches but also sandy ones. Great area for riding a bike

Vrboska - island Hvar recommended accommodation

* prices for August 2024 based on the maximum capacity for a minimum stay of 7 days

House - Vrboska - island Hvar House Vetus Pontem From 257 €
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