Macadam field trials are ideal for mountain bikes, while asphalted roads offer an opportunity for family sightseeing. Huge variety offeres trails for everyone’s taste…
Sailing and nautics
Adriatic sea is equally ideal for sailing under full sail as it is for cruising on motor boats. Its 66 islands, 652 islets, 389 rocks and 78 reefs make it a real nautical dream. The islands are ideally laid out, separated by no more than 10 nautical miles. 56 modern marinas with around 16,000 wet berths and 5,500 dry berths are available all year round. In the majority of these marinas it is possible to hire a yacht and organise professional sailing courses.
The developed relief of the underwater world that is around 50 metres deep in the north reaches to around 250m near Palagruža, and not far from Jabuka it reaches depths of around 1300m. Beginners are offered with a variety of professional courses and diving schools, while experienced divers in search of attractions like attractive endemic flora and fauna species of the Adriatic or sunken Roman galleons and naval ships can go on organised tours.
Hvar is the longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic. It got its name from Pharos (Lighthouse), a city founded by ancient Greeks and which is called Stari Grad today. It’s considered to be one of world’s most beautiful islands.
Separation from the mainland is not necessarily a bad thing.
Stripped of every ills of modern civilization like noise, smog, and traffic jams, makes Hvar an ideal place for connecting man and nature.
People are always smiled and full of hospitality. Island taverns offer native Mediterranean food like olive oil, figs, fish, wine etc. Fishing, tourism and agriculture are island’s main sources of life, and except olive trees and vineyards, the island is most known by numerous lavander fields.
Island’s capital city is also called Hvar and is located on the west part of the island. This city is recogniseable by many things: it’s protected by many small islands and islets (Pakleni otoci – Hell islands) which together form a unique natural beauty and which also protected its inhabitants from heavy storms and uninvited „guests“ in the past.
Today the island of Hvar is known as Croatia’s Saint Tropez.
With large number of disco clubs and caffe bars city of Hvar has excellent night life.
Ferryboats connect the island with Split, nearby Brač island, Drvenik (on Makarska riviera), and Italian Ancona and Pescara. Hvar has a small airfield which is opened only in summer and is used for light-aircrafts only.