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 has a long coastline, so besides traveling on the mainland, one can use ferries to travel around Croatia too. The Croatian coastal towns 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.
If you want to reach island Hvar (and don’t have your own boat) you should travel from Split (capital of Dalmatia), Drvenik, 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 per 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 www.jadrolinija.hr (Croatian sea shipping company) site.
|Jadrolinija – Croatian sea shipping company|
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|HAC – Croatian Motorways – motorways maps, conditions, prices, web-cams, and more.|
|Croatian Railways – information about trains, timetable leaflet, pricing information…|
|Hvar – city Hvar official web page|