Holiday villas in Hvar
Holiday villas in Hvar
Find your secluded holiday villa on Hvar and explore the sunniest Dalmatian island, home of five UNESCO heritages
One of the most popular Dalmatian islands is definitely the sunny island of Hvar, with over 2700 hours of sun during the year. Frequent ferry and catamaran connections between Hvar, nearby islands and the mainland, make it easy to reach your secluded holiday villa and start a perfectly planned holiday. Between UNESCO sites, local wine & cuisine, all night clubbing, boat trips and exploring vast lavander fields, make sure you spend enough down time next to a swimming pool in your holiday villa in Hvar.
HOLIDAY VILLAS ON HVAR - EXPLORE UNESCO HERITAGE
Hvar island is a unique destination for many reasons: home to the oldest public theatre in Europe opened in 1612; the largest Dalmatian square (in front of St. Stephen cathedral in Hvar town), lovely stone houses with terraces and roof windows called „luminari“, lavender cultivation, beautifully decorated vacation villas... But what really sets it apart are 5 different UNESCO heritages (tangible and untangible). Along with Mediterranean cuisine, and a capella „klapa“ singing, which are shared with other Dalmatian destinations, three of them are specific only to Hvar: Stari Grad plain, „Za križen“ Procession (Following the Cross) and lace made from agave. During your stay in a holiday villa in Hvar, pay a visit to the Benedictine monastery in Hvar town. The nuns produce incredible lace from agave which you can take home as a souvenir. "Za Križen" takes place every year on the eve of Good Friday. Lit by candlelight and accompanied by archaic songs and prayers, the worshippers follow the cross-bearer until dawn, walking from one village to the next (Jelsa, Pitve, Vrisnik, Svirče, Vrbanj and Vrboska).
HOLIDAY VILLAS ON HVAR - A TRADITION GOING BACK IN HISTORY
One of the first things you will learn about Hvar is that it was colonized by the Ancient Greeks. They established the oldest island settlement - Pharos (Stari Grad) in 384 BC and organized the UNESCO protected Stari Grad plain using geometrical parcels with dry stone walls to cultivate olives and vine. Although holiday villas on Hvar today represent the ultimate holiday accomodation, the idea of a secluded residence is centuries old. A very famous renaissance castle in Stari Grad, called „Tvrdalj“ is a beautiful summer residence with a fishpond, dovecote and herb gardens. It belonged to Croatian poet Petar Hektorović and is one of the sights worth visiting.
HOLIDAY VILLAS ON HVAR - LEARN LOCAL RECIPES AND EXPLORE SECLUDED VILLAGES
Immerse yourself in the island state of mind by using all of your senses. Hike around the lavender fields following the paths used since the Middle Ages, enjoy breathtaking landscapes around Velo and Malo Grablje and tour the small family taverns („konoba“) in villages like Zavala, Pitve and Sv. Nedjelja. Try „panada“ a simple dish from old bread, olive oil and tomato sauce, fish soup „gregada“ and sweets made from world famous Hvar lavender. Pair these light and healthy Mediterranean dishes, with fresh white wine „bogdanuša“, which was consumed on Viennese court. For a complete local experience, visit an open market, buy fresh ingredients, and try to prepare one of Hvar dishes in a fully equipped kitchen in your holiday villa with swimming pool.
TOP 10 THINGS TO DO ON HVAR WHEN YOU RENT HOLIDAY VILLA IN HVAR:
-TAKE A WALK AROUND UNESCO LISTED STARI GRAD FIELD
-GO ON A BOAT TRIP TO PAKLENI ISLANDS
-EXPLORE PETAR HEKTOROVIĆ'S CASTLE
-LEARN ABOUT UNIQUE LACE MADE FROM AGAVE
-CLIMB UP TO FORTICA FORTRESS OVERLOOKING HVAR TOWN
- FIND THE CHARMING ŠKOR SQUARE
-VISIT EUROPE’S OLDEST THEATRE
-HIKE AROUND THE HIDDEN VILLAGES AND LAVENDER FIELDS
-TRY HOME-MADE FISH SOUP “GREGADA”
-DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY AT ONE OF THE FAMOUS NIGHT CLUBS
Choose your ideal holiday villa with swimming pool and let the journey through Hvar's cultural heritage begin.