The island has length of approx 68 km (42 ml), features a limestone ridge (east-west direction) and has highest elevation point (Sveti Nikola) 628 m (2060 ft). Unusual for the region, the island has fresh water springs and a vast fertile coast land. Hillsides are covered with pine forests, while the agricultural areas have vineyards, fruit orchards, lavender fields, olive groves.
With total population around 11,000, Hvar is ranked Croatia's 4th most populated island. It has been inhabited since pre-historic times - first by Neolithic people and later by the Illyrians. In 384 BC, Ancient Greeks founded here their Pharos colony (current Stari Grad / Old Town - an UNESCO World Heritage Site).
During medieval times (Venetian Republic, 8th-18th century), Hvar City became an important naval base. The port's prosperity brought culture and arts. Then was built one of Europe's first public theatres.
Hvar Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Hvar Island Croatia dock (anchor) at Hvar - port town on the south-western coast. As the port is not deep enough to harbor cruise ships, they anchor at open sea and their passengers are transported via the ship's tender boats.
Port Hvar Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Hvar Island, Hvar, Croatia. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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