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Hvar Overview

Hvar Riviera

HVAR, a town and port on the south-western coast of the island of Hvar; lies in the cove protected by the Pakleni Islands in the south and a low crest in the north.
Climate is typically Mediterranean, without major oscillations; 2,715 hours of sunshine a year.
An average air temperature in January is 8.4 °C and in July 24.8 °C; the annual rainfall is 789 mm (the winter months accounting for 66 %).
The vegetation is subtropical and very luxuriant (palm trees, myrtle, agaves, laurel, rosemary, pine trees, stone pines, etc.).
The newest part of the town developed around the port.
Hvar is the biggest and the most important town on the island of Hvar - centre of the island's tourism.
The Town Square in Hvar is among the most beautiful and the largest in Croatia. The square measures 4500 square meters, and the town has developed around this square, starting north of the square in the 13th century and then circling to the south of the square in the 15th century.
There is also a fortress at the top of the hill with walls that encompass parts of the city.
The Cathedral of St. Stephen dominates one end of the Town Square, and was built during the 16th and 17th centuries.
The bell tower of this cathedral is four-stories high, with each level more elaborately decorated than the last.
The cathedral was built over a previously existing cathedral that was destroyed by the Turks. Parts of this older cathedral can be seen inside the church, but most of the interior was rebuilt.Hvar town is one of the most popular destinations in the Adriatic.
Hvar has an outstanding historical heritage - the cathedral, the Franciscan monastery, the Hvar theatre and the fortresses which offer a beautiful view on the Pakleni Islands and the island of Vis. Accommodation facilities include hotels, apartments, boarding houses and campsites.
Sports and recreational opportunities are excellent - tennis, table tennis, basketball, boccia, bowling, water sports (equipment rented).
Palmizana ACI Marina is located on the island of Sveti Klement (St. Clement), within the Infernal Islands, in front of the port of Hvar. It has 190 berths; regular connections with Hvar are provided by taxi boats. In the vicinity of the Marina are nice beaches.
Main attractions are pleasant climate, a lot of sunshine, natural beauties, various accommodation facilities, gastronomic offer, etc.