Answers to all your questions

Frequently asked questions

How to get to island Hvar?

You can get to island Hvar by catamaran to Jelsa and town Hvar or by ferry to Sućuraj and Stari Grad port. Air transfers (for 6 pax only) and fast taxi boat services are also possible. For more information, check out the practical tips.

Are there pertol stations on island Hvar?

The gas stations on the island are located in Vrboska, Jelsa, and Hvar, while the maritime fuel stations for boats are situated in Vrboska and Hvar. There is only one electric car charge station, in Jelsa.

Driving on island Hvar – things you should know

The island roads are narrow and winding. The road from Hvar to Poljica is new and wide, although it is curvy. The road from Poljica to Sućuraj is very narrow and winding, so it requires careful driving. Often, the beaches are accessible via dirt roads, some of which are well-established, while others may not be. Always inquire beforehand whether you can reach your final destination with a regular car or scooter before heading to a remote beach.

Cards or cash – how to prepare for your trip

The vast majority of restaurants accept credit cards, but some bars, small family businesses, and small artisans & merchants only accept cash. Taxi services also primarily require cash payment, so make sure to prepare enough cash accordingly.

Where can I exchange foreign currency on island Hvar?

You can exchange cash in other foreign currencies to EUR at banks or post offices in Jelsa, Stari Grad, and Hvar. The official currency in Croatia is EUR.

Is there a hospital or emergecy medical service on island Hvar?

The Health Center and Emergency Medical Service are located in Jelsa. The Emergency Reception Unit is in Hvar, and medical teams are stationed in Stari Grad and Sućuraj. The Emergency Medical Service operates 24/7, every day of the week. For emergency interventions, you need to call the number 194.


Interesting facts

Horatio Caine from Hvar

In june 1892. the Argentine town of Necochea was horrified by a gruesome yet unusual criminal case. The case was complex, so a young, unknown inspector from the central police office in La Plata was called to assist the local police. While meticulously searching the crime scene, he noticed a bloody fingerprint on the door. This was the first time in the world that a case was solved with the help of fingerprints, and the young inspector’s name was Ivan Vučetić, a young immigrant from the island of Hvar. He became the father of dactyloscopy, the science of fingerprint identification.

HVAR CLIMBING //Climbing on Hvar
TZJELSA // Tunel Pitve-Zavala

Tunnel as wine cellar

A little secret hides about 50 meters from the entrance of the Pitve-Zavala tunnel. The tunnel was originally designed to have two water reservoirs. However, since there is no need for them anymore, one of those spaces now houses a wine cellar belonging to one of Croatia’s finest wineries, Zlatan Otok Winery. It’s quite logical since the temperature inside the tunnel differs significantly, creating a perfect natural environment for storing wine.

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First disco club in former Yugoslavia

In year 1964. first disco club, called Amfora, was opened in Jelsa. There is a record that the around same time a disco club was opened in Opatija as well, but in Jelsa, the music was played from actual turntables, while in Opatija, live music was performed. Therefore, the first disco club was indeed in Jelsa. Period.