Information and photo gallery of Vrboska and general info about Hvar
Image above: Senses resort
Vrboska, the smallest town on the sunny island Hvar, is special because of its geographical location hidden in the depth of the bay, the untouched pine forrrest, the cultural sights with the marks of the Gothic, renaissance and baroque style, and an architecture interwoven with narrow winding roads.
Vrboska has a very beautiful little island in the middle of the bay connected with bridges, and is known for its beautiful gravel and sandy beaches, clear air, crystal blue sea and untouched nature. .
The village has been settled since the ancient time and it developed into a fisherman's village and later into a wonderful little town. It owes its charm to the typical Mediterranean popular architecture, the proud old town houses with characteristics of Gothic, renaissance and baroque style, the the sacral spirit of the ancient church buildings, but also to the luxurious modern villas.
One of the sights for which Vrboska can be proud of is the fishermen's museum.
The most outstanding object of the architectural heritage on the island is the church (fortress) of St. Mary of Grace from the 16th century, built from the local people for the defense against the Turks. It is the most beautiful fortress in Croatia, but also one of the most attractive churches in Europe of that time.
In the western direction from the church- fortress is the parish- church of St. Lovrinac from the 15th and adapted in the 17th century in the baroque style. There is also the Church of St. Peter from the year 1331, which is considered as one of the oldest sacral buildings on the island and the little church of St. Roko built in 1577 as a vow against the plague.
general info about island Hvar
The island of Hvar is the queen of the Croatian Dalmatian islands. It has been famous since the antique because of its important strategic and nautical position, the rich of the various historical periods, the culture and natural monuments and the literature.
Rich cultural and historic heritage of Hvar, that dates back to pre-historic times, unique gastronomy, beautiful beaches and bays , crystal blue sea, high quality accommodation in apartments and rooms at private houses, hotels, and the hospitality of the local people are the guarantees of a holidays in Hvar you will always remember.
Thanks to the mild climate, the warm winters and pleasant summers Hvar receives many guests, scientists and travellers, who are attracted by the dense mediterranean nature, rich tradition and arhitecture, and nightlife.
Because of the separation from the mainland it provides some protection from the factory chimneys and other misfortunes which come with civilisation. Instead, there are vast fields of lavender, ancient olive trees and vineyards, in immaculate harmony between man and nature.
Whatever you are looking for on your vacation, you may find it here; night life and cultural attractions of cosmopolitan Hvar town, boat excursions to Pakleni Islands, sandy beaches near Jelsa, the ancient town Stari Grad in which past centuries mingle with modern tourist facilities,
heavenly beaches under pine trees in Zavala, exotic atmosphere of south cliffs in Ivan Dolac, Sveta Nedjeljaor MIla, the "little Venice" ambient in Vrboska, drive trough and sense lavander fields near Zastrazisce, Gdinj and Bogomolje, peaceful secluded bays near Sucuraj ... this is just a fraction of it ... you need to explore it.
SERVICES IN HVAR
- Rent: Boat, Car, Bike or scooter
- Rent: Canoe, DVD and video, Boat-trips to nearby Islands, sometimes with the opportunity to book a fish BBQ. Museum and Cave (Vela Spila) visits.
- Banks: Bank of Zagreb, Splitska Banka, and Dubrovnik Banka
- Medical facilities: Hospital, General practitioner, MFA and health resort
- Going out: Disco-Night club, Bars, Taverns and a variety of Restaurants
- Events: Every Thursday, a traditional Fisherman BBQ at the fishing harbor and in the Taverns
- Shopping / food etc: Large Supermarket 'Kerum' and diverse smaller supermarkets spread around the bay with daily fresh supplies, Butchers, Fresh Bakery, little street markets with fresh vegetables, fruit, fish, olive oil, wines, shoes and clothes.
- Other shopping: Hardware, Italian boutiques, flowers and plants and many Gift shops.