There are numerous luxury hotels of all sizes. People come here to be seen.
Streets of Hvar looking up towards Fortica.
Bell Tower of the former Church of St. Mark and Dominican Monastery.
The Arsenal or Ship Yard and today's Theatre.
Hvar main square or St. Stephen's Square. The Cathedral of St. Stephen at the end of the square. The bay originally came up to the cathedral entrance.
Romans built this building for the town counsel. Venetian lions above one of the arches.
Commoners lived on one side of St. Stephen's Square. Noblemen lived on the other side. This is a home of one of the nobelmen.
Caper plants can be found growing at the Main Gate (now known as The Capers Gate)
Benedictine Convent and Church. There are 9 nuns here who make lace from the agave fibers. This are is on the UNESCO protected list. The sun dial is not accurate during daylight savings time.
40 year old bougainvilleas that grow in and out of the stone.
All the houses on this street have the stones at the top. These were used to hoist merchant goods and food up to the homes and kitchens. Poles were sometimes put from one to stone to another and used to hang wet clothes.
Bell Tower of St. Stephen's Cathedral. It is built to appear that it opens to the heavens.
Statue of St. Stephen above the Cathedral door.
Fortica and city walls (taken from the bus).
Stari Grad (Old Town) was founded in 4th century under the name of Pharos. The name was changed to Stari Grad when the Slavs took over in the early Middle Ages. This is an active archeological site.
The original Dominican Cloister which was destroyed by pirates. When it was rebuilt it was built to look like a fortress to camouflage it.
Courtyard of the Dominican Cloister.
The summer home of Petar Hektorovic on the main square of Stari Grad.
Local fruit market in Stari Grad.
Waterfront of Stari Grad, a very popular vacation spot.
Picture postcard view of Hvar from Fortica (Fortica started when Venetians ruled Hvar).