St. George Court
The old Dalmatian rural Dvor Sv. Juraj, dating back to the beginning of the 20th century bathed in sunlight and enveloped with scents dominates the estate which extends over 30,000 m2, was recently completely renovated in authentic style. Situated on the wondrous Island of Hvar from which on clear nights one can see the lights of Italy, surrounded by cypress trees, lavender, rosemary, and sage, giving an unforgettable romantic holiday within a labyrinth of stone fences, in the quiet stillness of a field, 30 minutes from the town of Hvar, 2 hours from Split.
The Dvori Sv. Juraj, nestled in a field of lavender, rosemary, fig and olive trees, was used in the past to offer respite to field workers while working in the fields, a place where they could escape the hot Mediterranean sun or warm themselves in the winter with a glass of wine and eat good local cheese and pršut (smoked ham). Like many other Courts throughout Dalmatia, this one still lives the life of our ancestors, surrounded by pristine nature.
The Dvor was built from Hvar grey stone, the same one used to build the hundred-year-old village Humac, only 3 km away. The old village is harmoniously situated on the throne of the Island of Hvar, in the center of a stone field and a sea of stillness surrounded by endemic plant varieties. It originally emerged as a separate hamlet in which general food staples were cultivated, the most important ingredients of the popular and healthy Mediterranean cuisine. Today, it continues the tradition of production of superior olive oil, wine, and spices.
Along with the ideal opportunities for jogging, bike excursions and long walks, but also laying by the pool, the Dvor Sv. Juraj also offers recreation activities with basketball, tennis court and bocce field. To make sure that your holiday at the Dvor is filled with various activities, along with pleasant walks you can also visit the hundred-year-old village Humac, Grapčeva cave, which is the oldest site from the Neolithic area in Dalmatia. Coming down the northern path across the Greek fort Tor (IV century B.C.) and the late antiquity castrum of the City Galešnik (VI century) you will reach the town Jelsa.
By car, in only fifteen minutes, you will reach the sea and pass by numerous coves where the sea is unbelievably clean. The indented coastline is a little rocky with flat stone plains and sunny coves. The underwater world is ideal for scuba diving. The entire island abounds in forests, and even the beaches in their hinterland offer shade under hundred-year-old Mediterranean pine trees.