Day trip to Hvar from Split
Experience Hvar & Pakleni Islands with wine tasting in Milna on Brač island
One of the best island tours from Split is undoubtedly those that run to Hvar and the Pakleni island archipelago. Fortunately, with us, you can not only join this tour, but can customize it to your liking to ensure that it’s fine-tuned and flexible for you and your guests. In case you need a bit of direction, you’ll find a Hvar itinerary we trust below, but since it’s a private tour, feel free to modify or enhance any of it according to your desires.
The Places You’ll Go!
|•||Enjoy a scenic ride through the islands on our quick and comfortable speedboat|
|•||Explore the ancient streets of Hvar and its many landmarks|
|•||Climb up to the fortress for an unforgettable view of the town and islands below you|
|•||Experience authentic Mediterranean cuisine in Palmižana and soak up the sun and sea in its sandy bay|
|•||Taste local wines in Milna on the island of Brač|
09:00 Departure from Split Riva
10:00 Arrival in Hvar, free time for sightseeing
13:30 Palmižana bay, free time for swimming and lunch
17:00 Wine tasting in Milna, Brac island
19:00 Arrival at Split
The Things You’ll See!
After we gather for the tour, we’ll head over to the main port in Split where we’ll depart. It’ll take us about 20 minutes to reach the ‘Gates of Split’, a small channel that runs between the islands of Brač and Šolta. After we’ve made it through, you’ll notice the island of Hvar in the distance, clear as day. You’ll even be able to make out the pines of its green hillsides, thriving vineyards, olive groves, and lavender fields!
Before you know it, we’ll pull into the port of Hvar town – a former military base, the birthplace of organized tourism in Europe, and home to the oldest public theatre in Europe, which has roots back to 1612.
Today, Hvar is not only known for its history, but for its glamour, first-class clientele, and multi-million-dollar yachts.
A palm-tree-lined promenade, shiny cobblestone streets, Venetian stone houses, and a mid-16th-century fortress looming above; congratulations, you’ve made it to Hvar town. Its ancient alleyways reveal one of the largest squares in Dalmatia, as well as the prized St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Renaissance theatre.
Complete with pebble beaches, first-class restaurants, and high-end boutiques, Hvar is an oasis of luxury for travelers around the world, and a dream for anyone after an island escape.
You will have enough time in Hvar to wander its alleyways and beautifully ornamented palaces or cool off at one of the many seaside bars and restaurants. The one thing you should not miss is a visit to Hvar’s most recognizable landmark: the Fortica fortress. High up above Hvar town, the hike to the top isn’t as bad as it looks, and you’ll be glad you did it in the end – the views from the top stretch from the town’s red rooftops to the Pakleni islands. Not only will this make your Instagram profile, but it’ll stay locked in your memory for a lifetime.
The Pakleni islands are a group of forested islands that stretch out in front of Hvar town. Legend has it that the Pakleni islands developed as the product of a secret love between Poseidon, the Greek God of the sea, and a nymph.
You’ll have the chance to explore this island oasis as we navigate our speedboat through the series of canals, uncovering the intact nature and raw beauty of the archipelago. ‘Pakleni’ is popularly translated as ‘Hell’s islands’, though it originally derived from ‘paklina’ or the pine resin once used to coat ships.
These islands are a haven for yachts and small boats, as its hidden inlets and secluded coves are ideal for diving, swimming or fishing. You’ll have the chance to post up amongst the pines with a clear view of the sea ahead and enjoy a picnic or a bottle of wine. Or, if you’d rather sit for lunch, St. Klement island, the largest of the Pakleni, offers several restaurants with an exquisite selection of freshly caught fish and seafood. We recommend you visit the famous Zori restaurant for an exceptional dining experience and an unbelievable view of Palmižana bay.
And if you aren’t hungry but want to enjoy the views of Palmižana bay, you can secure a spot at the famous Laganini beach. Grab a cold cocktail, listen to the sweet sounds of music, and embrace this bit of bliss.
Milna wine tasting, island Brac
We can’t head back to Split without a stop in Milna, a charming seaside village on the island of Brač where you get to taste some of the local wines.
After a full and sun-kissed day on Croatia’s best islands, you’ll have time to unwind on the smooth and scenic ride back to Split.
- If you plan to walk to the Fortica fortress bring comfortable shoes
- Have sun cream as well as some refreshments with you to make the trip as comfortable as possible
- To take breathtaking panoramic photos of Hvar and the Pakleni islands archipelago, don’t forget your camera
- Since sea around Hvar and Pakleni islands is extremely clean it is a great setting to take underwater photos.
Meeting Point and Arrival Info
Office address: Dosud ulica 4
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Arriving by car
July and August can get very busy, so we recommend you get clear instructions about available parking
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Arriving by bus
Buses that stop at Tržnica (green market) near our office
2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18 and 60
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Free Pickup Service
We do complimentary pick up and drop off with our boats. Service covers the areas spanning from Podstrana to Split.