A Hvar yacht charter offers the opportunity to explore the path less travelled away from the traditional blue water havens of the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. While Hvar town, Croatia, is off the beaten path of popular cruising grounds, this stunning destination offers an abundance of charm. Indeed, Hvar’s nightlife, fine-dining restaurants, and rich history and culture have earned Hvar town the moniker of Croatia’s St Tropez.
The island of Hvar is nestled in the Adriatic Sea and located just off Croatia’s famed Dalmatian Coast. The elegance of Hvar town and the beauty of the surrounding landscape has made it the destination of choice with VIPs and celebrities seeking a chic and elegant escape.
If you’re considering a luxury crewed yacht charter, then consider the Croatian gem of Hvar. Keep on reading to discover what to see in Hvar town, as well as some highlights not far from its shores.
Explore Hvar town
Hvar town is most people’s first port of call when visiting Hvar Island. This ancient town is bursting with history and culture, making it a must-visit. Explore some of the top attractions below:
St. Stephen’s Cathedral & Square
No visit to Hvar Town would be complete without visiting the stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral & Square. Step into the cathedral, and you will be greeted by a treasure trove of Renaissance art, with works by famed artists such as Stefano Celesti and Palma Junior. Built in the early 17th century on the site of a 9th century church, St Stephen’s Cathedral is considered one of the most important historical buildings in Hvar town. The picturesque St. Stephen’s Square stands directly in front of the cathedral and is filled with cafes, the perfect spot for people-watching.
This Venetian fort, built at the beginning of the 16th century, is a must-see when visiting Hvar town. Perched on a hill some 100-metres above Hvar town, visitors will be rewarded with panoramic views of Hvar, the Pakleni Islands, and the azure blue sea stretching out into the horizon. Visitors can descend into the fortress’s ‘prison’, see the original cannons, and walk along the fortress’s imposing walls.
Beyond Hvar town
The Pakleni Islands are located just south of the coast of Hvar town and offer beautiful beaches lapped by brilliant blue waters, deserted lagoons, and striking wooded interiors. A handful of the Pakleni Islands also offer seasonal restaurants serving up sumptuous traditional fare and elegant beach clubs. Sveti Klement is the largest island and includes a marina and three picturesque villages to explore. Cruise around these striking islands and discover hidden beaches and picturesque coves or drop anchor and enjoy all your yacht’s tenders and toys.
Cruise to the picturesque island of Brac, just a short distance from Hvar town. While Brac is the largest island in Dalmatia and the third-largest in the Adriatic Sea, it’s still possible to enjoy the delights of this island in a day. Visit the local wineries and olive groves, hike or cycle the island’s pine-filled interior, or head to Zlatni Rat beach, an elegant beach on Brac Island famed for its 1-kms of golden sand that stretches in a cone shape into the Adriatic Sea. Of course, no visit to Brac would be complete without exploring the picturesque town of Supetar, with its elegant harbour and stunning buildings made from white stone, making them seemingly sparkle under the warmth of the Croatian sun.
For a luxury getaway in a destination that is as chic as St Tropez, consider a luxury yacht charter in Hvar town, Croatia. Worth Avenue Yacht’s team of US and Monaco yacht brokers can help tailor your ideal yacht charter in Croatia, ensuring you enjoy the very best that this stunning locale offers.