Hvar Island
Croatia Beaches on the Adriatic Sea

Hvar Island is one of the important islands of Croatia on the Adriatic Sea. It is a very popular destination among Europeans, especially during summer, but also during fall and spring.

It has been named by Travel publications as one of the most attractive islands in the world. It is also known as Pharos in Greek and Lesina in Italian.

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The picturesque medieval Hvar Town and Harbor

Getting There

Getting to Hvar Island is easy. You may get there from Split on the mainland or any other point on the Adriatic coast.

During summers there is a ferry from Ancona Italy serving the island. It attracts yachts from all over the Mediterranean and crowds of honeymooners, families and individuals looking for a great atmosphere and some of the best beaches in Croatia.

There are many secluded coves on its coasts and they are surrounded by lush vegetation.

In other words it is a real paradise for those seeking their best romantic getaway on the Croatian Beaches.

Things to do in Hvar Island

You may use Hvar town as a center to explore the island. From there you may take day trips to visit spectacular scuba diving sites in the offshore Pakleni Islands.

In the island itself you may want to visit the picturesque village of Vrboska, the tiny ports of Milna and Jelsa and Stari Grad.

Hvar Island

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The clear waters of the Adriatic Sea surround the Island of Hvar

We are going to mention some of the Croatia Beaches on the island.

  • Sucuraj

This is small town on the eastern coast of the island.

It features about 20 Km of coastline with many little bays and coves.

Here you will find for sure the peaceful moment you needed.

  • Mlaska Beach
    This beach is south of Sucuraj. It is a large sandy beach with very shallow waters.

You may walk 100 meters and still walk on the shallow waters.

It is one of the few sandy beaches on Hvar Island. There is a corner reserved for nude bathing.

Amfora Beach

This is the largest beach in town.

Vira Beach

About 4 Km from the city of Hvar.

Palmizana and Soline Beaches

These are pebble beaches.

Milna Beach on the Island of Hvar Croatia

Milna Beach on the Island of Hvar Croatia

  • Milna Beach

This one is located on Milna Village. It is a pebble beach surrounded by vineyards, orchards and a lagoon.

The place is a great tourist spot.

  • Zarace Beach

This beach is unique because is located besides a cliff. It is a pebble beach.

In this case you may view the beach from the top of the cliff enjoying the summer breeze.

  • Pakleni Islands Beaches

This is an archipelago of about 20 islets with numerous beaches and coves.

Here you are going to find your private corner.

For more information visit Croatia Tourism Website

rapak bay

Rapak Bay Beach is ideal for the Best Romantic Getaways

  • Palmizana Beach

This beach can be reached by a boat that departs from Hvar Town. It is a shallow sandy beach bordered by a pine forest and much exotic vegetation.

  • Jerolim Beach

It is located on the island of Jerolim directly opposite of Hvar town. This is a well established naturist beach equipped with a shop and showers. A ferry boat runs several times a day from the town to Jerolim.

  • Stipanka Beach

This beach is located on the island of Marinkovac, which is part of the Pakleini Islands. It is reserved for naturists. Same as with Jerolim, a boat runs back and forth from Hvar Town to this beach.

  • Zdrilca and Mlini Beaches

You have to take a boat from the pier in Hvar Town to Zdrilca. From there you walk to Mlini Beach. The waters are crystal clear with a pebble beach. They have facilities and a restaurant serving Mediterranean food.

  • Pokonji dol and Mekicevica

These two pebble beaches are located near Hvar Town.

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Jagodna Beach in Hvar Island

Hvar Island together with Brac Island, Krk Island and others are the idyllic place to find great sandy or pebble beaches, great landscapes, mild weather and above all crystal and transparent waters. This is what you may expect on a visit to Croatia Beaches.

Image Credits:
hvar harbor by maitresse
jagodna by dan tic
rapak bay by pinsky
jelsa town by chippewa
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All courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

The resorts images are courtesy of the resorts mentioned.

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