Hvar once was a major maritime port of the Venetian Republic. It is the perfect starting point for visiting picturesque islands like Brač, Šolta or Vis. In this article, you can find out when to go sailing in Hvar. In addition, we will give you some tips for setting up a one-week sailing itinerary. Visit the popular port town and the surrounding areas, rich in historic monuments!
This article gives you an overview of the following topics:
- Weather of Hvar
- Ports and islands around Hvar
- Sail in Hvar! Marina sailing & catamaran tours:
- 1 week catamaran tour around Hvar
- 7 Days Hvar sailing tour(longer)
- Marine gas near Hvar, boat gas stations around Central Dalmatia
Weather of Hvar
Hvar has a pleasant, Mediterranean climate. Summers are hot and dry, with long hours of sunshine. Winters are mild, with the Jugo and Bura winds bringing refreshment to the region. In July the average temperature is 25,2 °C, and 9,3 °C in January. Maximum rainfall occurs in November. Do you like swimming? The temperature of the sea can reach up to 25 °C in August.
Ports and islands around Hvar
Port of Hvar
The town of Hvar Island, which bears the same name, is the most popular docking place on the island. The port provides safety against northern winds; however, southern and northwestern winds can cause significant waves. Docking is expensive on the town’s pier, but you can do it on the other side of the port for a fair price. You can choose from several services including fuelling. Rent a boat in Hvar
Marina Stari Grad
Stari Grad is the oldest town in Hvar Island, and its port can accept a total of 150 boats. The depth of the water is 13 metres at the entrance and 4–5 metres at the town pier. At the port, you can find cafés, restaurants and an information office as well. Rent a boat in Stari Grad
Marina Sveti Klement
ACI Marina Palmižana is located on the northeastern part of Saint Klement Island, which belongs to the Pakleni archipelago. This is one of the safest harbours on the Adriatic Sea. It offers 180 berths for ships as long as 30 metres. The depth of the water is 3–8 metres. It is open seasonally, from the 1st of April until the 31st of October. They provide showers, Wi-Fi, cafés, and if you are hungry you can also find restaurants and grocery stores.
The port of Bol is located on the southern coast of Brač Island, about halfway between Milna and Sumartin. It is small, so it can be hard to find a free berth during the main season. The depth of the water is 6–7 metres at the entrance and 2 metres at the pier. It provides drinking water, electricity and laundry, as well as cafés and restaurants. Rent a boat in Bol
1 week catamaran tour around Hvar
Our journey starts in Hvar, and after discovering the most beautiful places in Central Dalmatia, we will return here.
Day 1. Hvar – St. Klement-island (ACI Marina Palmižana)
4,25 km (2,64 mi)
The largest island of the Pakleni archipelago is Svati Klement. The island has gorgeous pine, cactus, rosemary and laurel forests. The pebbly-sandy Palmižana bay has shallow water, making it perfect for families with small children. There are excellent restaurants along the shore, such as Zori or Toto’s, famous for the seafood dishes.
Day 2. St. Klement-island (ACI Marina Palmižana) – Stari Grad (Mooring Bouys)
20,44 km (12,70 mi)
From Glavica hill, there is a wonderful view of the town and the nearby Brač Island.If you are interested in beautiful buildings, the most famous sights of the establishment are Hektorović Castle, Church of Saint Rocco and the Dominican Monastery.As for restaurants, we particularly recommend the Konoba Batana and the Antika. what to do in Stari Grad or Stari Grad sailing. Check our boats: boat rental in Stari Grad.
Day 3. Stari Grad (Mooring Bouys) – Milna (Brač-island, Marina Vlaska)
21,98 km (13,66 mi)
Milna has wonderful beaches such as Makarac and Salbunara.
At the port, you can find several decorative manors and elegant buildings, which are mostly from the Venetian times. The Church of Our Lady of Annunciation, which was built in 1783, is the highest building in the town, so it is easy to spot it from afar. Its inside is decorated by 7 Baroque altars and monumental pillars, while on the outside, there are two enormous palm trees that make it even more unique.
Day 4. Milna (Brač-island, Marina Vlaska) – Ložišća
5,41 km (3,36 mi)
You can find the remains of Rat on a hill above Ložišća. It is one of the best-preserved fortified villages in Central Dalmatia. The Parish Church of St. John and Paul stands in the town centre. It was built in 1820. The Nazor family’s mansion is a valuable piece of 19th-century Dalmatian aristocratic architecture, so make sure to visit the building.
Day 5. Ložišća – Sutivan
10,06 km (6,25 mi)
The coastal resort is located opposite Split, in the northwestern corner of Brač Island. If you are looking for outdoor activity, you can choose from several cycling and hiking routes in Sutivan National Park. One of the must-see sights in town is the Renaissance Church of the Holy Salvation from the 16th century. We can admire Marijanović House at the eastern end of the port; it was built in the 17th century.
Day 6. Sutivan – Rogač
14,97 km (9,30 mi)
The most beautiful monument of the village deep in Banja bay is the Villa Rustica, built in the 3rd century. The bays to the north and south of town are perfect for swimming. The most famous landmark of Rogač is the Church of St. Teresa of Ávila from the 19th century. The most valuable object in the church is the altarpiece of the saint.
Day 7. Rogač – Stomorska – Hvar
36,41 km (22,62 mi)
Stomorska is the oldest port on the island of Šolta. The Zadusna beach is on the peninsula in front of the port. The rocky pebble beach has shallow waters. The main attraction of the village is the Church of St. Nickolas, built-in 1870. The resort town has a long tradition of fishing, even today. You can buy fresh fish at the beach, and many houses sell homemade honey, olive oil and wine. If you are craving a delicious pizza, the Pizzeria Volat is a perfect choice. Cosy bars and nightclubs provide entertainment at night.
After returning our ship and we still have some time, we should take a look around Hvar. On the main square, you will see buildings such as the Cathedral of St. Stephen, the Loggia, a semi-open arcade hall and the clock tower. If you are craving a delicious meal, choose the Dalmatino restaurant. They offer excellent dishes and drinks, a friendly atmosphere and attentive service. Read more about what to do in Hvar
7 Days Hvar sailing itinerary (longer)
Starting from the town, we will show you a route with longer and shorter legs. Zavala is a prominent wine-producing region in Croatia. You can sample the local speciality, a white wine called bogdanjusa. We also visit Vis, one of the most remote populated islands in the country. Here you can find the house of the famous Croatian poet, Hanibal Lucić, and the Rdošije-castle that once dominated the port. Sail to the following towns, too!
Day 1. Hvar – St. Klement-island (ACI Marina Palmižana) 4,25 km (2,64 mi), Day 2. St Klement-island (ACI Marina Palmižana) – Zavala 26,04 km (16,18 mi), Day 3. Zavala – Sućuraj 40,75 km (25,32 mi), Day 4. Sućuraj – Lovište 22,07 km (13,72 mi), Day 5. Lovište – Vela Luka 42,09 km (26,15 mi), Day 6. Vela Luka – Komiža 57,84 km (35,94 mi), Day 7. Komiža – Vis – Hvar 47,18 km (29,32 mi)
Marine gas near Hvar, boat gas stations around Central Dalmatia
- HVAR: , Depth: 1,8 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.170339, 16.444642
- MILNA, HVAR: , Depth: 3 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.327293, 16.448249
- VRBOSKA, HVAR: , Depth: 2 m, Working time: 8-15, GPS Coordinates: 43.180978, 16.673233
- MAKARSKA: , Depth: 5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.293683, 17.019819
- PLOCE: , Depth: 10-12 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.057252, 17.428057
- SOLTA: , Depth: 4,5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.395533, 16.303849
- VIS: , Depth: 2,5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 43.057443, 16.190497
- VELA LUKA: , Depth: 3-4 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 42.959407, 16.714213
- ACI Marina KORCULA: , Depth: 3,5m, GPS Coordinates: 42.956744, 17.138561
- LASTOVO: , Depth: 2,5-4,5 m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 42.745218, 16.824718
- SOBRA, MLJET: , Depth: 5m, Working time: 6-22, GPS Coordinates: 42.740951, 17.598208
If you want to go sailing, Hvar is the perfect destination. You can discover other popular towns and idyllic, peaceful resorts in the region. Drop anchor at the most beautiful places in Central Dalmatia where crystal clear waters and exceptional culinary experiences await you. Find more Hvar sailing destinations