Ancient town house full modernised
Hvar, the island in the Adriatic Sea, is the longest and the sunniest Croatian island and one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Vrboska, also known as 'Little Venice' is on the northern coast of the island of Hvar, 3 km from Jelsa. It was founded in the 15th century by the inhabitants of Vrbanj. It lies in a narrow, deep bay, which makes it even more picturesque. The area has vineyards, olive groves and pine forests. The economy includes agriculture, wine and olive growing, fishing, fish processing and tourism.. Guests have at their disposal many sports and recreational facilities, a small harbour for smaller yachts, as well as a well-equipped marina frequently visited by boaters. We recommend visits to the towns of Jelsa, Vrbanj and Stari Grad, as well as the town of Bol on the island of Brac. Additional facilities: ACI Marina Vrboska is very attractive for boaters. The town has a long fishing tradition and, therefore, it has a Fishing Museum. Sv. Marija Church – fortress (built somewhere around 1580) offers a splendid view of the surroundings and the open sea. The island of Hvar is also famed for its nightlife. It’s trendy, sophisticated small resort town (also called Hvar) manages to combine its nightlife with its endemic Venetian culture. The main part of the town is a cobbled square which has entertainment in the summer months.
Turning left from the square you are faced with a horseshoe shaped bay – many huge yachts berth here so there is always something to look at and something going on.Hvar is also particularly famous for its lavender – its easy to get carried away in the souvenir shops with lavender oil and other products on offer. There’s a local saying that if it snows on Hvar, you get to stay for free ! But given that’s very unlikely, we suggest you pack the suntan oil. From Hvar, there are many day trips (including rather a long one to Dubrovnik.)