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How to Spend 1 Day in Hvar

How to Spend 1 Day in Hvar

Hvar’s party reputation precedes it, but the island offers more than just revelry: go fishing, visit an adventure park, or take in the sunset. With a bit of planning, it’s possible to gain a solid overview of Hvar’s rich culture, history, and nightlife in just one day. Here’s how.

Morning: Hello to Hvar Town

Start your day by exploring Hvar’s main town, the hub of the island. Set off early to stroll the cobblestone streets before the crowds descend, winding your way up the hill to the Fortica viewpoint for panoramic views across the island. Join a guided tour to learn more about Hvar’s often-overlooked history as a Venetian fortress and Adriatic trade center.

Afternoon: Wider Island Insight

For deeper insight into Hvar’s rural culture, spend the afternoon sampling Dalmatian wines, relaxing in rolling fields of lavender, fishing, or discovering lesser-known historical landmarks. Alternatively, head over to one of Hvar’s modern adventure parks, ideal for families or groups. Most day tours include hassle-free round-trip transport.

Night: Dusk, Dinner, and Dancing

While Hvar is famed for its vibrant nightlife, clubbing isn’t the only option. Unwind after a busy day with an authentic Dalmatian dinner on a rural terrace, ideal for absorbing views of the Adriatic sunset. Or, explore the coastline on an active evening sea adventure. If you’re a day-tripper, arrange for private transport back to the mainland at a time that suits you, or spend a night on the town for firsthand experience of Hvar’s international party scene.

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Hvar Wine Tasting Small Group Tour

Hvar Wine Tasting Small Group Tour

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Discover fine Dalmatian wines on this 3-hour Hvar wine-tasting tour. Visit a local winemaker in the coastal town of Jelsa with a guide and gain insight into Hvar’s rich winemaking heritage. Learn how local families cultivate popular grape varietals such as Plavac Mali, and see how ancient traditions blend with modern technologies to bring out the best in the harvests. Sample locally produced wines such as Prošek during a tasting session and appreciate the flavors at play.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$114.08
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Hvar Island Tour and Olive Oil Tasting

Hvar Island Tour and Olive Oil Tasting

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See another side of Hvar on this tour that introduces you to the landscape of the island. You'll pass through old villages and lavender fields, stop for views of the neighboring islands of Brač and Korčula, and head to Jelsa to visit a wine and olive oil producer. During the adventure, take in the scents, sights, and tastes of the island for a well-rounded experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.87
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Hvar Night Sky Tour

Hvar Night Sky Tour

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Spend an evening on Hvar admiring the night sky, learning about astronomy, and tasting local food. You'll have the chance to watch the sunset from the top of a hill before sitting down to dinner at Restaurant Panorama. Then look up at the stars through a telescope, hearing about the moon and other planets from a guide, who also explains why Hvar makes such a good spot for the astronomical observatory located on the island.
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  • 3 hours to 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.14
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Hvar Delicacies Tour

Hvar Delicacies Tour

Skip the tourist traps and sample the island’s authentic cuisine on a tour of Hvar eateries with a local guide. Learn about traditional cooking methods and the island’s culinary history as you sample freshly made dishes and local drinks, and enjoy an immersive experience as you explore the streets by foot on an evening excursion.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hvar Charming Abandoned Village Small Group Tour and Local Dinner

Hvar Charming Abandoned Village Small Group Tour and Local Dinner

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Situated just four miles (6 km) away from Hvar town, the abandoned village of Malo Grablje presents a striking picture with its stone houses and streets. This 3-hour tour takes you through the rustic and historic town ruins. In this peaceful setting overlooking Milna bay, learn about the town’s exodus of residents, and meet one of the families that has restored a home and opened a restaurant. Settle in for a delicious, authentic Dalmatian 3-course dinner before you’re returned to Hvar.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$191.15
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Paintball on Hvar Island

Paintball on Hvar Island

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Hvar is a popular destination for groups and families, but keeping everyone entertained can be difficult. Visit Adventure Park Hvar Jelsa for an active game of paintball, and enjoy a minimum of 4 games with all packages. Benefit from your group’s private use of the field during each game, and receive on-field support and guidance from your park host.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hvar City Walking Tour

Hvar City Walking Tour

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Explore Croatia’s rich island history on this 2-hour Hvar city walking tour. Follow your guide from Fortica Castle through the ancient streets of Hvar and enjoy fine views over the island archipelago. Gain insight into Hvar’s heritage on route through lush pine forest to the bustling Old Town. Admire some of the fine lace-work for which Hvar is famous at a local Benedictine nunnery and museum. Discover top local attractions such as the 17th-century Arsenal on St Stephen’s Square, the Dalmatian Renaissance theater and the Cathedral of St Stephen.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Hvar Lavender Small Group Tour

Hvar Lavender Small Group Tour

Immerse yourself in lavender on this small-group tour of Hvar's lavender fields around the bucolic village of Brusje. Learn about lavender culture from the knowledgable local guide and take in the sight and smell of lavender.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Sunset sea kayaking Hvar

Sunset sea kayaking Hvar

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Kayak around Hvar’s eastern coastline as the sun slips into the sea, and see the island’s secluded beaches and bays after the day-trippers have left. The sunset kayaking tour is open to all—even total beginners and kids over the age of six—and also includes an energy-reviving stop to swim, snorkel, and relax. Just bring your bathing suit along with suitable clothing for the weather and the sea.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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1-Hour Battle Archery Game in Hvar Adventure Park

1-Hour Battle Archery Game in Hvar Adventure Park

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Take a break from sightseeing in Hvar and try your hand at a hot new sport: battle archery. This hard-to-describe activity occupies the intersection between paintball and dodgeball, using foam-tipped arrows to ensure nobody gets hurt. Choice of 1- or 2-hour private game to suit your schedule and budget.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.72
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