Car ferries arrive at Stari Grad, 16km (ten miles) to the east of Hvar town, where traffic is bar
Starting from just 14 euros per person is an unforgettable jeep adventure through Hvar’s idyllic towns, lavender fields, olive groves and vineyards. Hvar’s Off Road Safari offers three tours to choose from, all of which begin in Stari Grad. The first tour winds through quaint villages, stops by Hvar Town, and concludes with a tasting of local Croatian wines, olive and fig liqueurs and herb brandy. The second tour’s highlight is the visit to Hvar island’s highest point, St. Nicholas peak, and ends with the same food experience as the first tour. The third tour is the longest and most elaborate. From Stari Grad, you’ll see St. Nicholas, various coves and caves, and endless charming towns.
red from the centre. Seven a day run from Split in summer, three in winter (1hr 45mins, 39kn foot passengers, 265kn small car under 2m in height, 465kn big car). Ferries running on the main coastal line down from Rijeka or up from Dubrovnik also call at Stari Grad, as do international lines from Ancona and Pescara on the Italian coast, run by Jadrolinija, Split Tours and SNAV. Another regular ferry option from the mainland is at Drvenik on the Makarska Riviera to the isolated town of Sućuraj (40min, 13kn, 90kn small car under 2m in height, 155kn big car) on Hvar’s eastern tip. Sućuraj is practically isolated as far as local buses are concerned, so you need your own transport or arrange for someone to pick you up. Operating like its namesake service on land, UberBOAT provides reliable and safe transportation from a speedy transfer over the waves or a half- or full-day tour. Once you request a speedboat for between eight and 12 passengers, you're guided to a nearby pick-up point where your captain will be waiting. Hvar Town is served by Jadrolinija catamarans (1hr 10min, 40kn) on the Split-Hvar-Vela Luka-Ubli (daily) and Splt-Hvar-Vis (weekly) routes (both daily). There is also a privately-run catamaran (Krilo) from Split to Korčula that calls at Hvar Town. These catamarans are busy in high season so try and buy tickets in advance. Jelsa is served by the Jadrolinija Split-Bol-Jels