Position of Croatia in Europe
How to reach Hvar?
Croatia is a country at the crossroads of
the Mediterranean and Central Europe. Croatia extends from the furthest
eastern edges of the Alps in the north-west to the Pannonian lowlands and the
banks of the Danube in the east; its central region is covered by the Dinara
mountain range, and its southern parts extend to the coast of the Adriatic Sea .
Croatia is a country that has a long coastline, so besides traveling on the
mainland, one can use ferries to travel around Croatia too. Ferry transport
is very popular means of transport at the coastline. The Croatian coastal
towns and cities are served by ferry and ship services. Islands that are
inhabited are connected with the mainland and other islands by various ferry
services. Off season traveling is restricted, but seasonal (summer) travel
routes tend to be more frequent and some of fast hydrofoil/catamaran services
are added too. Road map of Croatia you can find here.
If you want to reach island Hvar (and don't have your own boat) you should travel
from Split (capital of Dalmatia), Drvenik (small town on Makarska Riviera), Ancona (Italy) or Pescara (Italy) by ferries or catamarans. This is the only way
to come to the island. There are
daily ferry lines from Split to Stari Grad and from
Drvenik to Sućuraj, as
well as catamaran lines from Split to Jelsa and from Split to the town of Hvar.
Out of season ferry from Split to Stari Grad sails 3 times a day and from
Drvenik to Sućuraj 6 times. During summer season ferry from Split to Stari
Grad sails 4-7 times a day and from Drvenik to Sućuraj 11-20 times. Ferries
from Italy sail only during summer season. For more information, please visit
(Croatian sea shipping company) site.
Other useful travel links:
HAK - Croatian Automobile Club
– information about traffic, road and ferry conditions.
HAC – Croatian Motorways –
motorways maps, conditions, prices, web-cams, and more.
– information about airlines, on-line booking, trip-planer…
– information about trains, timetable leaflet, pricing information…