Sailing Holidays in Hvar
The town of Hvar is situated on the south-western coast of the island, in the cove protected by Pakleni Islands (Pakleni otoci in Croatian) in the south and a low crest in the north. The name of the town of Hvar derives from the Greek name Pharos, the ancient name for the whole island and the town of Stari Grad (Hvar became an island’s centre in 13th century). The town's harbour provided a suitable location for a port, being geographically ideal and also protected by Pakleni Islands, making it a safe haven for boats hiding from hazardous winds. Pakleni Islands is a small archipelago where, on the biggest island of Sveti Klement, Palmižana Marina is located. There are also many beautiful beaches on the archipelago. Regular connections between Pakleni islands and Hvar are provided by taxi boats. The town of Hvar is the centre of the island’s tourism, one of the favorite destinations in Croatia and one of the most prominent and visited tourist centers in the whole Adriatic Sea. The main attractions are: pleasant climate, a lot of sunshine, natural beauties, various accommodation facilities, gastronomic offer, sports and recreational opportunities, active nightlife…. Restaurants and taverns offer excellent fish specialities, with exquisite local wines.