It gets almost 2,800 hours of sunshine per year. There is however enough rain to keep the island green and to maintain the beautiful fields of lavender, rosemary, sage, marjoram and thyme and the carefully cultivated vineyards.

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Hvar Old Town is brimming with ancient landmarks that are worth visiting. The maze of interconnected streets at the centre of town offers a wealth of restaurants and shopping boutiques.

Experience best views of Hvar from Hvar Fort. It occupies the site of a Byzantine citadel dating back to the 6th century. 

Cathedral of St. Stephen was constructed between the 16th and 17th centuries, during the Dalmatian Renaissance. Inside, there's a wide range of historic artefacts and paintings by some of the region's most highly regarded ancient art figures, such as Stefano Celesti, Palma Junior and Spaniard Juan Boschettus.

The Franciscan Monastery. This quaint monastery is recognised for its stellar collection of ancient exhibits, ranging from Venetian paintings and historic maps to rare coins from the Greek and Roman empires. Plus, within the elevated garden, there's a 300-year-old cypress tree.

Jelsa is a serene town on the northern coast of Hvar. Surrounding the charming harbour is a collection of coffee shops and restaurants, as well as lush parks, town squares and swimming spots. Like Hvar Town, Jelsa has a myriad of alleyways sprawling off the main street. 

Dubovica Beach is a secluded spot featuring a clean pebble beach that's flanked by pine trees and olive groves. You’ll need to climb down a rather steep hike from a road above Dubovica Beach. It’s worth the effort. 

Take a boat to explore the nearby Pakleni Islands archipelago to discover secluded beaches and bays.

Local cuisine in Dalmatino restaurant.

One of the most "coolest places" in yachting Croatia. Nightclubs, restaurants, music until morning.

There is a small city pier, but you can't stay there for long. You can approach for embarking and disembarking passengers, for no more than a few minutes. Watch out for ferries, skip them, beware of sudden waves.

The nearest marina is Palmižana, a couple of nautical miles from the city. From there, there is a regular water cab to Hvar. The marina has showers, toilets, water and electricity. The parking lot is relatively tight, and the moorings are short.