Villa Drago is located on a peninsula only 3.5 km from the city of Hvar. It is easily reachable by car, boat or bike. It was built in year 2000 and offers 5 apartments from 2 to 4 persons.
The villa, which is built right at the sea, offers several comforts. Each apartment has its own terrace or balcony with an amazing view to the sea and the whole bay area − is there a better way to get up then by listening swooshing the sea? Especially children appreciate the swimmingpool and the own roomy beach with sweet water shower, sun lounges and natural shadow invites you to relax. The bay here is an excellent place to snorkel and you can also use the pedal boat or the canoe from the house to explore the area around. Villa Drago also has its own boat-landing stage so you are invited to bring your own boat with you. Within spitting distance there is a slipway, if needed there is also a crane there. The masonry grill is placed on a big terrace with a comfortable dining corner, which is very popular at the guests. If you are looking for a place which is faraway from hecticness and stress, noise or crowded beaches Villa Drago is the right place to spend your holidays.
All apartements are established in a modern and functional way with kitchen, bathroom, air condition, televison and also a terrace or balcony with view to the sea. There is an own parking place with even enough place for a boat−trailor. The "Campside Vira" is located towards Villa Drago and there they have a small grocery and also a restaurant. In the near area, only a few minutes away, there is an excellent fish- and meat-restaurant as well. So you do not need to cover big distances to spend quiet and relaxed holidays. For more entertainment you should visit the city of Hvar. There you will find a lot of different restaurants, bars and coffe-shops and also a lot of aquatic sport options. The water cabs to the Pakleni islands are starting from Hvar harbor. Afterwards you can enjoy the quietness at Villa Drago again. We speak English, German and Croatian.
Villa Drago is the best place to spend perfect holidays!
The island of Hvar
With a sunshine duration of 2718 a year Hvar is the most sunny island of the Adriatic Sea. Hvar is the fourth largest Mediterranean Island and has plenty to offer. The very long history of Hvar goes back till the prehistoric period shown by the aerchological evidences found in the caves Grapceva spilja and Pokrivenik. Later on the Greece, the Romans, the Byzantinics, the Venetian, Napoleon and the Habsburger dominated the island. There are still many ancient buildings and ruins to visit. Today Hvar is famous because of its amazing lavendula fields −it is also called the Island of Lavendula− the pictorial vineyards, the lovely beaches and the crystal clear sea. In 2010 the renommated travel-magazine Travel&Leisure elected Hvar on 5th place of the 10 most beautiful islands of the world. Several times a day the ferry boats from Split or Drvenik are arriving and departing. Even in winter the climate is kindly mediterranean. During summer most of the guests come for swimming or sailing, during spring and autumn a lot of tourists visit Hvar to explore the island by bike.
The city of Hvar offers numerous restaurants and bars and its nightlife is known internationally. This is one more reason why a lot of young people and also a lot of celebreties visit Hvar. The many cafés and shops are very popular, also. The marina is well favoured and even cruise liners stop here. The cities of Starigrad and Jelsa invite for promenading along the small alloways and Vrboska with his well−fortified church and its small canals reminds to Venice. Whole over the island there are a lot of small villages, diversified vegetation and even mountains are existent. To reach the south-side of the island you have to pass trough a single-lane tunnel. Quiet beaches and a great view to the island of Scedro are expecting you there. Easternmost point is Sucuraj − it is a still very silent village from where you have a great view to the Biokovo mountains at the continent. The island of Hvar meets everyones claims and is one of the most beautiful and most exclusive holiday destinations of the world.
The city of Hvar offers a lot to afford unforgetable holidays to its guests. The old centre of town is surrounded by Romanesque walls from 13th century and the eastern town gates, built in 1454, are still intact. No matter if you visit the museums, the churches or the abbeys, if you are looking for a souvenir or if you enjoy the mediterrean flair while having a coffee at the harbour − for sure here you will find proper entertainment after your fancy, too. To feel the specific romantic atmosphere of Hvar you have to visit the market place with its many bars and restaurants surrounded by buildings from long ago. This might be the reason why it is a meeting point for locals and tourists alike.
The numerous restaurants invite to taste the local cuisine from fresh fish, homemade cheese, the delicious Dalmatian smoked ham, the excellent variety of wines and also the famous olives and olive oils. If you are looking for entertainment after spending a relaxed day at the sea you will find it here. The night−clubs, cocktailbars and beach terraces with live Jazz along the old seaside promenade are presenting you an exceptional offer and are catering for an amusing evening.
Our prices include the following benefits:
— bed linen
— own parking place
— usage of barbecue grill
— usage of canoe
— usage of pedal boat
— usage of deck chairs at the pool and at the beach
— sweet water shower at the beach
— usage of the boat landing stage
The kitchens of each apartment are equipped with a refrigerator, cutlery, cook– and dinnerware.
There is a TV with satellite reception in each apartement. Every apartment has its own terrace with a big table and enough seats.
At the pool and grill area there is an extra large table with seats for a comfortable get–togheter and a small kitchenette, also.
One of the most popular tourist features on the island is the fortress Trdava Spanjola built in 1557 and located at a hill above. It is connected to town by the old city walls. The oldest city theatre of Europe is located directly at the harbour, it is called Arsenal, long time ago the galley was harboured there. It is a good example for secular architecture. Today it is still used as a theatre and a gallery of contemporary arts. Nearby there is the city loggia − a former palace − and at the main place you will find the Sveti Stjepan Cathedral. Downtown on the way to the fortress the Benedictines Abbey where they show an icon collection from Hannibal Lukic and where the nuns still assimilate agave fibers is located. The Franciscian Abbey with their church and a museum is placed in the south of town. The taxi boats to the famous Pakleni islands are waiting at the harbour. On St. Niklas Hill − a little bit outside the city − there is another fortress, built by Napoleon 1811. It is an observatory and seismologic centre now and you only can visit it outside. Near the town, about 10 minutes to drive, there is Restaurant Panorama. It is accomodated in an old fortress on a small hill right-hand side on the road to Vira. From here you have an amazing view to the Pakleni islands and the bays around. It is the best place to enjoy the sunset in common with a great dinner.Further informations with an interactive map and important addresses you can find here: Hvar.
Starigrad is the old capital of Hvar, placed at the end of a long bay. The poet laureate Hektorovic lived here. The cute old town with its many alleyways is worth to be visited. It belongs to the UNESCO world culture heritage just as the "Ager" field, which starts directly behind Starigrad. From the north of Starigrad you can reach the peninsula Kabal where you will find a very natural surface with gravel roads and empty beaches. There are still many watch towers from Byzantine and Roman period decorating the shore-line, partially well preserved. Vrboska is known for its impressive fortified church "Sveti Lovro". At the centre of the cute town the houses were built along a small loch and with its little stone bridges it reminds a bit of Venice. In terms of area Vrbanj is the largest village of the island placed in a fertile plane. A lot of houses are equipped with arrow slits formerly a protection against pirates. Once Jelsa has been the centre of shipbuilding. The pier is now planted with palms and poplars and invites to amble along. The most famous ruin of Hvar − Tor − is located in the hills above the town. It has been a Greek watching place, built in the 3rd century. Nearby there are ruins of an roman fortress also. Zavala is placed in the south of Hvar, surrounded by vine. Only small villages and paltry vegetation but a lot of small beaches and taxiboats to the Scedro island expect you there. The herder settlement Humac is located at about 350 metres sea level approximate 10 minutes to drive from Jelsa. The settlement is listed as a historic monument and has been abandonned for a long time. Today it is habited while the harvest season again. During a walk trough the village you can imagine the historic life and at the konoba you can taste self-made and biological delicious specialities. Also the visitation of the cave "Grapceva spilja" is offered from here. Inside the cave there have been found relicts from 4500 before Christ and stalactits and stalagmits can be admired here, too. Easternmost point of Hvar is Sucuraj. It is a small harbour village where the ferry boats from and to Drvenik are arriving and departing. From the lighthouse you got an impressing view to the Biokovo mountains. For more excursions have a look at our page "Sightseeing".
There are a lot of tourist features on the island of Hvar − culturally and scenic as well. To make your choice easier here you can find a listing of the most famous once.
City of Hvar
The fortress has been built by Venetians in 1574 on the ruins of an Illyrian zitadel. It was rebuilt after a gunpowder explosion destroyed most of it. The view to the city and the Pakleni islands is amazing and the museum of the amphoras is worth to be visited. For refreshments there is a small coffeeshop in the centre of the fortress.
"Sveti Stjepana − Cathedral of Hvar and Museum"
The church is placed at the upper end of the market place, directly beside the bishops palace. It is dedicated to the former pope and martyr. The cathedral was built in the 16th century, the belfry is one of the most beautiful in Dalmatia. Beside it there is the bishops palace, formerly an abbey of the Benedictines. There sacral art and an inscription from 1249 are showen.
Directly at the harbour once it was the base of the galley, built between 1579 and 1611. It was one of Europes first public theatres and from the outside its still in original shape. The loges inside are built in the 19th century. Today it is a museum for paintings of international artists.
"Abbey of the Benedictines"
The abbey was established in 1664. Since approximately 130 years the nuns produce lace doileys from the fibres of the agaves, some of these old artworks are displayed there and also the icon collection from Hannibal Lukic.
"Sveti Marko Church"
Only the apsis and the belfry are still intact. The church is placed at the westside of the harbour backwards. Worth seeing is the archeological collection and the lapidarium of Dr. Grga Novak.
"The abbey of the Franciscian"
Established in 1461 it is located at the south of the promenade. The poet Hannibal Lukic is buried there and a lot of precious paintings and unique hand writings are to be inspected there, also.
You should not miss a trip to the Pakleni islands. The taxi boats start at the harbour and even daytrips to Korcula, Vis and Brac are possible. The biggest island of the Paklenis is Sv. Klement. On the islands you will find lonesome beaches and a special kind of vegetation. There are restaurants and coffeeshops and also accomodations.
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From the ferry harbour in Split with (address: TRAJEKTNA LUKA SPLIT d.d., Ulica Gat Svetog Duje 1, 21000, Split) Jadrolinija to Starigrad/Hvar. Transit time with the car ferry approx. 120 minutes, with the Katamaran approx. 60 minutes. At the exit on harbour Starigrad turn right in direction City of Hvar/Vira. Keep on driving the costal highway for about 15 km/15 minutes. After passing the sign "Grad Hvar" the street runs downhill till a crossway and here you turn right in direction "Vira".
After leaving the city of Hvar you take the street on the left hand side, in direction to "Vira",again. You pass the parking space of the fortress and the heliport on the left hand side, on the right hand side you pass the sign of "Restaurant Panorama". Short time before you reach "Camping Vira" there is a road on the left hand side with a few signs accouncing different apartments, one of it also show Vila Drago.
Take this road on the left and follow it to its end for approx. 5 minutes.
The road »Uvala Pribinja" ends directly in the road »Uvala Kalober« and Vila Drago is the last house of the road.
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