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How to Spend 3 Days in Hvar

How to Spend 3 Days in Hvar

With three days in Hvar, you have time to see the top sights, relax on a beach or two, go kayaking or wine-tasting, and hit the nightclubs. Here are our top tips for optimizing your time on the island, including options for offshore day tours.

Day 1: Culture Overview

Spend your first day getting your bearings and learning about Hvar’s cultural heritage. Wander around the island’s main hub, Hvar Town, on foot for an intimate glimpse of its medieval landmarks and religious sites, then widen your perspective and explore another island settlement, such as Stari Grad or Jelsa. Day tours let you forego the hassle of planning in advance, and some have themes such as wine, food, or history. Finish the day with laid-back drinks in one of the town’s boho bars, or immerse yourself in party vibes at one of the famous nightclubs.

Day 2: Beaches

After a night of dancing, hop in a speedboat or kayak and head for some scenic beaches. Within easy reach of Hvar, the Pakleni Islands are ideal for swimming, sunbathing, and natural sightseeing. (Alternatively, save the more active excursions for evening, when it’s cooler out.) Tours typically include round-trip transport from Hvar Town. For dinner, seek out a rural restaurant for a rich culinary experience away from the hustle and bustle of the main square, and take in the views of the sunset and night sky.

Day 3: Enriching Experiences

Get a glimpse of the wider Adriatic on a day tour by speedboat to more distant highlights, such as Vis island and Biševo’s Blue Cave. Or, charter a private sailing vessel for some exclusive sightseeing. Alternatively, keep families or large groups entertained on a visit to one of the island’s activity centers, where team games and sports provide memorable experiences. To avoid the restrictions of the public ferry schedule, arrange for private transport back to the mainland at a time that suits you, and enjoy a relaxing Hvarian dinner.

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Blue cave tour with speed boat from town Hvar

Blue cave tour with speed boat from town Hvar

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Spend a day exploring several of Croatia’s most beautiful islands on this full-day tour from Hvar. In the morning, set off from the Hvar Port and enjoy a welcome drink upon arrival; with a maximum of twelve people on board, you’re guaranteed a personal experience. Head to the island of Vis to visit the Green Cave and the scenic Stiniva Beach; transfer to Bisevo Island to see the Blue Cave; discover the Pakleni Islands; and more. You’ll have time to swim, snorkel, and explore at your leisure.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.09
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$70.53
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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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$40.66
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The Best of Hvar Small Group Tour with Wine Tasting and Dinner

The Best of Hvar Small Group Tour with Wine Tasting and Dinner

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Experience the highlights of Hvar island on this small-group. Wind through the port town of Stari Grad for gorgeous bay views and see the Tvrdalj fortress. Admire the many stone bridges of Vrbovska, often referred to as ‘Little Venice.’ Stroll through lavender fields (June to July) and in the lovely town of Jelsa, taste delicious wine at a popular winery. Wrap up your day with an authentic Dalmatian 3-course dinner in the rustic and charming settlement of Malo Grablje.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$336.15
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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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$120.90
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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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$67.97
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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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Small-Group Sea Kayaking Adventure from Hvar Island to the Pakleni Islands

Small-Group Sea Kayaking Adventure from Hvar Island to the Pakleni Islands

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Escape the hustle and bustle of Hvar and discover the secluded Pakleni Islands on a guided kayaking tour, suitable for all abilities. Stop off at beaches along the way to sunbathe, swim, or snorkel and learn more about the region from your professional guide. Benefit from the small-group tour size for a more personalized experience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$67.97
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