Best Things To Do in Hvar, Croatia

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  • Hvar Fortress: A 16th century citadel.
  • Religious tourist places in Hvar: Cathedral of St. Stephan, Church of St. Anthony, Church of St. Stephan, Church of St. Anthony, and Church of St. John.
  • Franciscan Monastery: Ancient monastery with reconstruction dating back to early 14th century.
  • Hektorovic Palace: An unfinished palace of Gothic period.
  • Tvrdalj of Petar Hektorovic: Fortified mansion of renowned poet Petar Hektorovic.


  • Hang out at the beaches. Hvar has some great beaches land waterfronts like Dubovica, Milna and Pakleni Islands.
  • Go camping- A great Hvar activity.
  • Shop for Lavender.
  • Hike up to the Spanjola Fortress.
  • Water sports like diving, kite surfing and windsurfing are available.
  • Take a daytrip to Stari Grad and Jelsa.
  • Hvar nightlife is phenomenal and the Hvar town is termed as the town that never sleeps. Carpe Diem, Carpe Diem beach, Veneranda and Kica bar are some nightclubs you can be to.

Below we have a list of things to do in Hvar and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Hvar getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Hvar with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Hvar

Here is the list of things to do in Hvar and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Hvar Fortress

    Landmark, Hiking Trail, Historical Site, Fort

    Located atop a hill on the old town, this 16th century citadel was restored during the French rule. The fortress houses a prominent collection and amphorae from middle ages. You can hike up the hill and enjoy the panoramic view of the Hvar Islands.
  2. Pakleni Islands

    Outdoors, Island, Cruise

    Swim in the crystal clear waters, cruise on the secluded cloves, admire the beauty of this little paradise as you slurp on your favourite drink by the beach. Possibilities are endless!
  3. Dubovica

    Beach, Leisure, Games

    Great beach with snorkelling and sunbathing activities! Freshly grilled fish served with lemonade- Dubovica is an excellent experience.
  4. Carpe Diem

    4.3 (902 Votes)
    Carpe Diem

    Food And Drinks, Dance Club, Pubs, Entertainment

    A great beach club with an awesome view and DJ’s playing music that drives the crowd crazy!
  5. Milna

    Beach, Cafe, Restaurant, Leisure

    A calm peaceful beach with lots of restaurants and cafes to explore as you go sunbathing!
  6. Franciscan Monastery

    4.5 (385 Votes)
    Franciscan Monastery

    Art And Culture, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    An ancient monastery with no recorded period of construction, though the first renovation took place in early 14th century. The white Cypress trees in the surrounding and great architecture make it worth visiting.
  7. Central Park Club Or Club Park

    Food And Drinks, Club, Dance Club, Pubs

    Nice decor, foot tapping Jazz music and great ambience!
  8. St. Stephen's Cathedral

    Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Cathedral

    A Roman Catholic cathedral in the town of Hvar, St. Stephen’s cathedral is also known as Katedrala Svetog Stjepana. It is one of the most impressive buildings of Hvar and is built on the site of a 6th century Christian church and later a Benedictine convent of St. Mary. The current structure dates back to 14th century with the pulpit, the stone polyptychs of St. Luke, the flagellation of ...Read more
  9. Zavala

    Outdoors, Neighborhoods , Harbour

    A small harbour and a petite neighbourhood on the southern coast of the island of Hvar, Zavala is famous for its untouched nature and pebbly beaches. Petrascica is one of the most attractive beaches of Zavala. Famous for its delectable white wine known as bogdanjuša, Zavala has vineyards and local shops where you can buy the variety. Mild and healthy climate, aroma of lavender and rosema...Read more
  10. Sveti Klement

    Island, Snorkeling

    A group of small islands in central Damlatia, Sveti Clement is one of the largest of the Pakleni islands. The coastal part is barren and rocky and the interior parts are covered in maguis shrubs. Offering a majestic sight from the top, the Sveti Clement will remind you of a piece of Jigsaw puzzle. Perfect for an individualistic tourist, Sveti Clement has very few permanent settlements. It is al...Read more
  11. Hvar Public Theatre

    Entertainment, Performance, Theatre, Exhibition

    Hosted in the iconic Arsenal building of Hvar, the Hvar public theatre is reportedly the first theatre in Europe. It dates back to 1620 and was a centre of regional culture and art for centuries. The theatre hosted amateur musical ensembles, foreign actors and musicians, orchestras and operas until 2008. Today, it is undergoing renovation but can be still visited. The beautiful interiors and th...Read more
  12. Scedro

    4.7 (544 Votes)

    Island, Village, Historical Site, Nature

    This is a small island located along the southern shore of Hvar. It is protected as a nature park and enthrals visitors with its untouched natural beauty, hidden coves and crystal clear waters. The coves have been serving as a place for anchorage and safe harbours. Scedro is also believed to be the site for epic battles like the one between Pompeius and Caesar in 49 B.C. On the hill top, there ...Read more
  13. Stari Grad

    Church, Museum, Old Town, Unesco Site

    This is one of the oldest towns in Europe and a UNESCO world heritage site located on the northern side of Hvar Island. Ideal for a day trip from Hvar, Stari Grad also offers a pleasant vacation for a couple of days. Attractions and must-visits include: Stari Grad Museum  Old Town Walls Greek settlement Stari Grad Plain Roman Villas (villa rusticae) Maslinovik - Greek tower in the Stari G...Read more
  14. Jerolim Beach

    4.6 (474 Votes)
    Jerolim Beach

    Bar, Beach, Island, Cafe

    Famous as a nude area, the Jerolim Beach is perfect for a laid-back afternoon in Hvar. Southern slopes of the island with cobble stone beaches make the experience more memorable. It is located on one of the most adorable islands of the Adriatic- the Pakleni Otoci. It is listed as one of the 15 best nudist beaches in the world. Pristine nature, rocky shores, crystal clear waters and a shady fore...Read more
  15. Hvar Town Square

    Walking Area, Cafe, Restaurant, Square

    The main square or the pjaca of Hvar is also the largest square in Dalmatia province of Croatia. It was originally a part of the bay and was reclaimed by filling in the land in 1780. The adorable water fountain in the centre of the square dates back to 1520 and adds to the allure of the area. The town square lightens up in the evenings, especially in summer. There are many cafes and restaurants...Read more