Hvar

Hvar belongs to the central island group of the Adriatic and lies in an east-west direction at right angles to the coast. These islands together are called "The Hvar Group". The eastern promontory of Hvar is only 4.5 km away from the mainland, while the western one faces the open sea. It is the longest of the Adriatic islands.
Hvar is the Dalmatian island located between Korcula Island and Island of Brac. It is well kown in Croatia for it's pleasant climate. Hvar is famous for its very specific climate with a lot of sunshine, very few rainy days and almost no snow at all. The island enjoys lot of sunshine hours during the year, so Hvar is visited during the summer as well as in winter from visitors from all around Croatia and abroad, due to these speciafic climate characteristics.

Hvar is also the fourth largest in area. The longitudinal road which links the town of Hvar with Sućurje at the eastern end of the island is 84 km long. The high plateau between St. Nicholas hill and Hum which extends from Sv. Nedjelja to Jelsa and is partly under pine woods and partly under arable land is marked by distinctive beauty and a fresh climate.

The island is characterised by gentle winters, warm summers and many hours of sunshine, Gentle and moist winters have many advantages, long other things enabling winter tourism in Hvar. Maximum temperatures are never too high to render agriculture impossible. Hvar has an annual average of 7.7 hours sunshine per day and 3.8 hours of cloud. (By comparison Dubrovnik has 7.0 hours of sun shine and 4.4 hours of cloud).

Hvar is one of the most visited tourist centres of Dalmatia. The town of Hvar is located on the regional road running along the entire island. Bus lines connect all major towns and villages. Ferry lines connect Hvar with Split, Rijeka, Zadar and Dubrovnik as well as some major islands of the Croatian Adriatic.


Coordinates: N 43° 10’ 05", E 16° 26’ 43"


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