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Interesting Facts About Hvar Island

A random selection of interesting facts about Hvar Island.

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For Romantics: Myths and Legends

Folk tales are an interesting and colourful part of local history and beliefs everywhere in the world, not least on Hvar.

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SWEET DELIGHTS

On Hvar Island, as elsewhere throughout Croatia, there are innumerable old recipes which have been handed down through countless generations. All of these recipes are designed to make use of the readily available ingredients which could be found in one’s …

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THE HVAR ISLANDER’S YEAR – TRADITIONS, WORK AND FOOD

Tradition plays a strong part in the working and eating patterns of Hvar’s islanders. Grapes and olives are the main crops on Hvar. Although agriculture has been replaced by tourism as the island’s most important economic activity, most local families …

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Inspections of Private Tourism Properties

The Tourism Inspectors oversee the way rental properties are managed, to ensure they comply with the law

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Islets in the Jelsa Council region

Two little islets, Šćedro and Zečevo, are perfect gems of unspoilt nature.

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Did you know that Hvar has an estimated average of 2726 hours of sunshine every year?

Hvar is one of the sunniest islands in Dalmatia, indeed the sunniest, according to the locals!

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Jelsa’s Drinking Water Fountain

Water is a vital resource on Hvar. Jelsa is blessed with a specially rich supply of fresh water.