Hvar (optional Palmižana)
About Hvar (optional Palmižana)
Island Hvar is Croatia’s longest and sunniest island with 2.722 hours of sunlight per year.
The name derives from the Greek name Pharos (lighthouse), the ancient name for the whole island and the town of Stari Grad. When Slavic tribes arrived on the island they couldn’t pronounce Pharos so they changed the name to Hvar.
The settlement Hvar only became a true town in 1278, when the Venetians (during a brief period of occupation) encouraged people from Pharos (present-day Stari Grad) to relocate around this southwest facing the bay, which they considered a more suitable centre, as it could be better defended in the event of an attack. In 1420, the town came under Venice for a second time and rapidly became one of the wealthiest centres in Dalmatia. The Venetians used it as the port of call for trade ships travelling to and from the Orient, and also set up the headquarters of their Adriatic fleet here.
Note: For May, please send us an inquiry with the date you would like to go and we will notify you if we have a departure planned.
3 reviews for Hvar (optional Palmižana)
Vladimir (verified customer) –
Great tour! We went to Hvar town and Palmizana beach. All trip was well organised, with a good schedule, great hosts on the boat, nice lunch, and nice wine….all around a great day with great people!
Tony (verified customer) –
A lovely trip today from Bol to Hvar. Super new boat and they provided a little snack on the way over, then a handy A6 size sheet giving sights of Hvar. All departures are on time. And a little snifter of brandy on the return run. Definitely five stars!
Ha Pe (verified customer) –
Excellent Trip with this tour company. Very friendly and customer-oriented. Small traditional snacks for free. The prices for beverages are fair, too.
Hvar is a very nice Island, and Hvar City is worth a visit.
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