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Hvar and The Pakleni Islands

This Blue Cave tour from Split also includes a sightseeing of The Pakleni islands during the panoramic speedboat and finally stopping in the town Hvar, on the island of Hvar. The Pakleni islands are located opposite the town Hvar. The Pakleni sometimes referred to as Pakleni islands are about 10 kilometres long and contain twenty smaller and longer islands covered with pine forests. These islands are one of the most beautiful parts of Hvar riviera. They have many places for swimming and diving. The city port of Hvar is safe for the ships, being geographically ideal and also protected by the Pakleni islands from the southern winds.  That’s why the town of Hvar is a favorite nautical destination for many yachts and especially boat trips from Split.

Thanks to this amazing Blue Cave tour from Split, you will get the chance to experience Hvar, one of the most desirable and most visited destinations of the entire Adriatic coast.

The main attractions of the town Hvar are a very pleasant climate with lots of sunshine, natural gems, attractive nightlife, gastronomic variety, sports, beaches, numerous coves, crystal clear sea, friendly people, pleasant and relaxing atmosphere…

Not bad for just a part of the Split boat tour, right?

But that’s not all! Read on… 

Hvar is a city of unique cultural and historical heritage. The island of Hvar became famous and powerful during the Middle Ages when the port of the Venetian Republic was important. Until the very end of the Venetian Republic in 1797, Hvar was under its authority as one of the most important ports on the eastern Adriatic coast.

The beginnings of tourism in Hvar date back to 1868 when a professional tourism association was founded. The island of Hvar is one of the sunniest islands on the Adriatic, with an average of over 2700 sunny hours a year. But temperatures are not unbearable due to the presence of the windmill, the wind that is ideal for sailing.

From the destinations you can visit during this one-day Split boat tour, we will list only a few places: Hvarska pjaca, Hvar cathedral, Hvar theatre (one of the oldest theatres in Europe, founded in 1612 and the first public theater in the world, located near the arsenal), Španjola Fortress from the 16th century (built in the beginning of the 16th century on a hill above the town), St. Stephen` s cathedral (from the 16th century), the square in front of the cathedral (the largest square in Adriatic islands), city hall( from the 15th century, former governor palace) and Franciscan monastery (built in the 15th century, with a museum paintings and other historical objects).

The island of Hvar is also famous for its vineyards with quality grape varieties on the steps slopes. The most famous is Plavac mali.

On UNESCO Word heritage list is a procession called ˝Za križen˝( Following the Cross) which is held every year before Easter and also the field of Stari Grad , east of the town because of its antique land subdivision system.

Hvar´s lace made of agave trees designed by the nuns of the St. Benedict monastery in Hvar is also on UNESCO world heritage list.

Walking through the narrow stone streets of Hvar, called ˝kale˝ , is a special pleasure. It gives a blink at Dalmatian authentic architecture.

Since you will have a chance of having a few hours on this Croatian island during this boat trip from Split, why not take the time to try the unique Hvar gastronomic specialities?

Taste the famous delicacies and cakes of the island Hvar.