Hvar town & Carpe Diem
Hvar is the island of vines and olive trees, rosemary and lavender fields, carob and figs, with a long fishing tradition and history like a trading route. Made out of dolomite and limestone which was lifted up after Cretaceous age, it is 137,3 Nm long and 626 m high at it's highest peak (St.Nikola). Island is full of hidden bays and crystal lagoons as one of the world's top summer destinations, with the most sunny days a year in Mediterranean.
West side of the island, around Hvar town and Pakleni islands, is very popular and full of authentic world class restaurants with fresh food, bars, clubs and all kinds of fun 24/7.
Further away from town of Hvar, the island becomes more quiet, with lots of unbelievable things to see, smell and taste or experience, for example family owned restaurants, wine routes, lavender and rosemary fields, and lots of history sightings all around the island. There are also adventure tours that can be organized all around the island.
Hvar Town, 43°17' N, 16°44' E, (Greek Dimos, dating from 4th century, Greek colony) is situated on the SW side of Hvar island (island was named after the fisherman village which everyone visited). Probably one of the most famous and most visited destinations of the Adriatic coast. With something for everybody, this is a must see destination. Hvar town is full of representative palaces, monasteries and buildings with beautiful Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements.It has the largest main square of all Dalmatian old towns and oldest closed theater in Europe (1612). It's fortress, built to defend the city in 1278, got the Renaissance touch in 18th century.
Stari Grad (Greek Pharosa, Roman Pharia, dating from 4th century, Greek colony). Situated on the North side of the island, was first town on the island, dating from 385 D.C., when it was built by Epicureans (Greeks) in a war with Illyrians, who were already on the island. Very quiet, beautiful, old town and a perfect place to rest.
About The Location
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There are authentic wine routes, lavender and rosemary field trips, fortress and history sightseeing, adventure excursions, private, custom dinning experiences, and much more to see, taste, smell, feel and live trough in town of Hvar!
Sailing trough Pakleni channel, between Hvar and Pakleni islands, is sometimes very demanding, as hundreds of boats, yachts, speedboats and ferry's are rushing in all directions. As you sail to the West, it's becoming more and more quiet each mile. Marina and berths are mostly reserved in advance.
Most summer days there's a nice, constant, refreshing daily wind, called "Maeštral", blowing from NW, starting before Noon, peaking around 05 pm and finishing in later afternoon hours. "Bura" is a NE wind, with strong gusts, rapidly going from start to maximum, bringing clear, sunny weather. Early signs are sometimes small "hat" clouds on the peaks of the nearby mountains, or huge storm cloud formations with lightnings without thunder. "Jugo" is the SE wind, causing the most sea disturbance and swells, it needs time to grow, bringing cloudy skies and rainfalls. Can be seen from distance as humidity rise on a horizon while the pressure is falling and swell is rising. "Tramontana" is Northern wind, usually stronger than "Maeštral", bringing very nice weather. These are the main winds in the summer time and all of them have potency to blow 25 m/s and more, which is on a border of the fiercely storm winds. Bura is usually more difficult to sail, because of it's fierce gusts and fast momentum from 0-max. All of them have more detailed characteristics, which you can find out sailing with our skippers.
There are also common local winds and storms that needs to be taken in knowledge, as they can bring damage in short period of time.
"Lebić", SW warm, dry wind, usually connected with short and strong passing of "Bura" after "Jugo", bringing swell crossing and disturbance in ports.
"Levant", East wind, blowing with cloudy, humid weather, usually acting as a switch between Jugo and Bura. Blows with constant speed, around 7 BF, for a short period of time.
"Oštro", South wind, warm and humid, lots of characteristics like Jugo, but more rare.
Let our Skippers know more about any kind of activities that you wouldn't want to miss in this extremely busy area.