Hvar ferry port in Hvar Island connects you with Pescara in Italy with a choice of up to 5 ferry crossings per week. The duration of the Hvar to Pescara crossing is from 5 hours and the crossing is operated by SNAV.
Found on the frayed western coast of Hvar island, one of the larger isles that streak along the Dalmatian coast region of Croatia, is the port city of Hvar. The entire community stretches along the edge of a stunning natural bay, its impossible blue Mediterranean waters almost fluorescent beneath the sultry glow of the summer sun. The city outskirts are shaped by steep, limestone hills that rise towards a thriving swathe of olive groves and lavender farms. These slopes are carpeted in verdant pine trees and grassland tinged by the multi-hued blooms of exotic flowers.
Hvar’s twist of medieval streets and plazas all lead towards the stunning promenade that curves around the bay. Here the city thrums with life. Handmade arts and crafts are sold beneath canvas-topped market stalls; quaint restaurants and bars, their verandas overlooking the busy marina, hum with cheery conversation; and locals stroll along the flagstones to the sound of the surf gently lapping against the bay’s edge.
The port of Hvar is found at one end of the bay, its location marked by a bright green lamppost. There are no facilities here with the ferry terminal consisting of nothing more than a check-in kiosk on a designated corner of the promenade.
Travelling to and from the port can prove difficult as it cannot be reached directly by car. Those driving into the city with the intention of using the ferry must find a place to park in the city, though a few parking facilities can be found near the promenade. There is only one main road on the island too. The D116 highway skirts the edge of the city before cutting a weaving path through the hills to the other settlements in the east.
Only one route currently operates from the port in Hvar. An SNAV line sails to Pescara on the eastern coast of mainland Italy a few times throughout the week. It’s a route that takes passengers out of the bay and then a relatively short distance across the crystalline waters of the Adriatic Sea.