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Hvar Riviera

Hvar Riviera

Marinkovac Island: Stipanska

Hvar, the island in Adriatic Sea , is the longest Croatian island and one of the most beautiful islands in the world. It is a part of the central Dalmatian archipelago with the area of 299.6 sq km (length 68.2 km, width up to 10.5 km) and population of 11,459 inhabitants. Hvar Island is administratively part of the Split-Dalmatia county in Dalmatia, Croatia.
Economy is based on tourism, fishing, farming, viticulture, olive growing and especially on cultivation of rosemary and lavender.The island of Hvar has three fish canneries: Sucuraj, Vrboska and Hvar.
Crystal blue sea, marvellous bays and pebble beaches, mild climate, lush vegetation, vineyards, olive

groves, endless fields of lavander, historical and cultural sights make the island of Hvar,

undoubtedly, the most beautiful island.
Thanks to a mild climate, lots of sun, variety of hotel-and-catering centres with sport and

recreational offer, many tourists visit Hvar both in summer and winter. Warm summers and gentle and

moist winters enable Hvar to be one of the most attractive health resorts.
The biggest places on the island are: the town of Hvar, Stari Grad, Jelsa, Sucuraj and Vrboska. Other important places are: Bogomolje, Gdinj, Zastrazisce, Poljica, Pitve, Vrisnik, Svirce, Sveta Nedilja, Vrbanj, Dol, Velo Grablje, Brusje and Milna.
Main tourist resorts are: Hvar town, Stari Grad, Jelsa, Sucuraj and Vrboska.
Friendly people, well-indented coast, numerous picturesque and intact beaches and bays, virgin nature, very rich historical and cultural inheritance, the scents of lavender, olive trees and wine are the reasons that island Hvar welcomes more and more tourists each year.

Dubovica Beach

 Dubovica Beach

The largest beach on the southern coast of Hvar island is Dubovica located 8 km east of Hvar. This beautiful bay has a lagoon -like shape. The beach is made of white pebbles and it has breathtaking underwater world. At one side of the beach there is a small village with just a small church and several stone houses. In one of them there is a restaurant. The beach is so beautiful, that it is hard to resist not to dive into the blue waters and have a swim.

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Milna Resort

Milna Beaches

Milna is a village of small family board and lodging.
Founded cca 40 years ago, today has about 100 inhabitants.
It is situated in a protected bay with four large lagoon-shaped beautiful pebble beaches with pine woods in between. Two sandy beaches separated from each other by a pine forest are situated in the village itself and two in its immediate vicinity. Beaches are pebbly and and one of the beaches can be approached only from the sea. Orientation to the south provides protection from northern winds and the sea is warm and crystal clear.

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Hvar Resort

Hvar: Mlin Beaches

Hvar is a the centre of the Riviera which comprises a cluster of offshore islets that are among the best the Adriatic has to offer. The most popular beaches of the town Hvar are situated on the Pakleni islands. Taking its name from 'Paklina', a resin once used to coat ships, the Pakleni Islands offer small, secluded beaches, deserted coves and sun-drenched hills.

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Stari Grad Resort

Hotel Beach , Stari Grad

Stari Grad is the oldest town and harbour in Europe.
It is the town of the oldest human settlement on the island, and one of the first of all the Adriatic islands. Chief occupations include farming, viniculture, olive growing, fruit growing, grapes processing, fishing and tourism.

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Jelsa Resort

Jelsa Beaches

Jelsa is heart of the island surrounded by pine woods and beautiful beaches.
Jelsa is a tourist centre on the northern side of the central part of the island.
It used to be one of the most significant maritime, shipbuilding and trade centres of the Adriatic, starting point for ocean-going sailing vessels carrying best wines of Hvar, olive oil and salted fish. It was a homeland of many famous captains and seamen, and among them was Niko Dubokovic, the most prominent captain.

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Sucuraj Resort

Sucuraj Panorama

Sucuraj is a small tourist and fishing village. It is situated on the eastern cape of the island where the island Hvar comes very close to mainland. It is located on a marvelous decor, which is made by the hills of Biokovo, the peninsula Peljesac and the Adriatic Sea.
The climate is very pleasant: the summer is long, hot and pleasantly dry. The summer winds, “maestral” and “tramontana”, are pleasantly refreshing.
Swimming is possible from May to November.
Sucuraj is surrounded by the sea from 3 sides and it has many beautiful beaches and bays.

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Vrboska Resort

Vrboska Panorama

Vrboska is a small town and harbour which lies in a narrow and deeply indented bay on the central part of the northern coast of the island of Hvar, surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and a forest of pine. Chief occupations are farming, viniculture, olive growing, fishing, fish processing and tourism.
Vrboska lies in a picturesque cove at the end of a long bay. It is surrounded with pinewood forest and lovely beaches.
The fortified church, which offers a wonderful view on the surroundings and the open sea, represents a unique monument.

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