Some experts suppose that a still unidentified Heraklea might have existed on the site of present day Hvar, as could be indicated by the coins found bearing the name of that town from the end of the 4th century BC. Taking into consideration that many Greek coins with the letters DI and DIM have been found in the surroundings of Hvar. The historical excavations to the south of the Arsenal, at Burak, on the north-east slope of the hill Glavica and in the port itself reveal a large perimeter of a late classical civitas. Its wall started at the south side of the Pjaca and went along the south side of the Arsenal. Hvar is situated in a picturesque natural setting, facing the south, and the sea. After centuries of amazing history, Hvar is today main tourist center of the island and one of the best loved tourist resorts on the Dalmatian Riviera. The seven century old walls with fortifications towering above Hvar, fascinating Resin Islands, healthful climate, beaches, restaurants and many more make Hvar is a hidden treasure of sights and experiences waiting to be discovered.
If you are lucky enough to see Hvar, Croatia in the warm summer months you
are in for a treat. They have all kind of activities from camping, fishing
and site seeing just to name a few. Also this being such an old city you
came see the past, present and future all rolled up in one.
Go site seeing on a sailboat and see Hvar's coast abounding in natural harbors, with its countless bays, beaches, ports and marinas is a real heaven the best season for sailing in Adriatic is early summer. Or just take a tour bus and see the city.