Hvar is a city and port on the island of Hvar, part of Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia.
The port of Hvar, set in a picturesque natural bay, with the Pakleni Otoci island chain protecting it to the south, is a safe haven for boats year round. The city is a popular port of call for yachts sailing around the Adriatic, especially in the summer months.
Hvar town enjoys a sunny Mediterranean climate, typical of the southern Adriatic, with mild wet winters and hot dry summers. During June to September, the average temperature is higher than 20 °C (68 °F), dropping below 10 °C (50 °F) in just two months of the year (January and February). Winter days see highs between 10 to 18 °C (50 to 64 °F) and lows from 4 to 10 °C (39 to 50 °F).
There are also several natural sandy beaches, mostly on the north side of the island due to fact that north winds (“bura”) and sea waves are stronger then south waves and wind (“jugo”). Pebbles in pebble beaches are also mostly smaller in the bays on the north side beaches, and therefore more suitable for children. The shallow sandy beaches in deep bays can be found near Jelsa, in bay “Mlaska” near Sucuraj on the north side, and exceptionally on the south side of the island in beach “Cesminica” in Sucuraj.