Hvar belongs to the group of middle-Dalmatian islands, north of it lies island of Brac, and south of it are Šćedro (from which ga shares Šćedorski channel), Vis (more towards the southwest), Paklinski Islands, Korcula and Peljesac peninsula. Hvar is the fourth Croatian island of the surface. Length is 72 km, and in the wider area is 10.5 km wide. The largest settlement on the island of Hvar, Stari Grad, Jelsa and Sucuraj, who ujedino and four island municipalities, which cover the area of the island.
Regular ferry links with the mainland dock in the old city and Sučurju. Fast passenger ships connect Jelsa and Hvar to Split. Besides tourism and wine growing, is still the strongest branch of the island economy, the population is engaged in breeding aromatic herbs (lavender and ruzmarin), olive and fig trees, and fishing.
And engaging in summer and winter, with a pleasant Mediterranean climate, rich vegetation of palm trees, pines, laurel, rosemary and lavender and peaceful bays and islands.