Hvar is the fourth largest of the Croatian Dalmatian islands. Also known as ‘the queen’ of these islands, its location at the center of the Adriatic sailing route has long made it an important point of trade across the Mediterranean. Inhabited since pre-historic times, this city has always carried historic importance and as such offers many fine cultural and architectural attractions. Hvar is covered with rich vegetation, including pine and oak forests, olive trees, fruit orchards, and lavender, and its hillsides slope down into a generous coastal plain. Its mild climate and dense Mediterranean nature attracts travelers looking for a sunny holiday that also combines diverse scenic and urban attractions.