Vrboska tourist destination info


Vrboska was founded in 15. century when residents of Vrbanja decided to found a fishing village and enrich its economy in this way. Mediterranean atmosphere can be felt in the old stone houses and narrow winding streets, and cultural and historical sights and church buildings further confirm the beauty of the place. The eastern part of the town, Pjaca and the western, Podva, are interconnected with bridges between whom there is a small island. Vrboska boasts with beautiful church buildings. The most impressive building is the church-fortress of St. Mary (16. century) which was built by the locals in order to defend against the Turks. Definitely worth seeing is the parish church of St. Lovirnac which houses a treasure trove of works of art, one of the oldest churches on the island – church of St.Peter and the church of St. Rok that was built as a vow against the plague. Particularly interesting is the watchtower Kaštilac and Fishing Museum. Check the old fisherman's house, nets, tools and various equipment from the past to get to know the fishing tradition of this place.

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Beaches in Vrboska

After enjoying a walk and sightseeing the place, cool off in clean sea of Hvar. The most beautiful pebble and rock beaches are located on the peninsula Soline and bay Maslinica. Nudists can swim carefree in a nudist camp, which is located on the north side of town or on small island Zečevo.

Restaurants in Vrboska

Let your palate taste rich fishing tradition of this place. Visit the numerous restaurants: Gardeli, Škojić and Mediteran or taverns Bonaca and Lem. Taste some of the specialties made of fresh fish and olive oil. Pour a tasty dish with a glass of quality Hvar wine.

Highlights and Things to do

Those who want to have fun during the summer can enjoy many events. Feast of St. Lovre, summer carnival and crazy vessel race are events not to be missed. Lovers of active holidays can enjoy biking, hiking and mountaineering. Explore all the beauties of Vrboska driving among many bicycle paths, or walking hike and mountain trails.

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Complete your vacation with day trips to nearby places on Hvar island. Take a walk to the nearby town of Jelsa, visit Stari Grad, Ivan Dolac and unavoidable town of Hvar. There are daily tours from Vrboska to the beach Zlatni Rat on the island of Brac as an ideal opportunity to get to know this island as well.

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  • Excellent 4.6
    Family Belarus
    Lovely cozy house
  • Above average 4.4
    Delphine Gardette
    Family France
    nice and quiet place
  • Above average 4.4
    Tabea Campbell Pauli
    Group of friends United Kingdom
    Quiet town for beach holiday
    Vrboska is ideally located for beaches in the area. The town is rather quiet but has some good options for restaurants and bars. Despite its size it has a lively atmosphere and provides most services e.g. bank, shop, petrol, bakery. Highly recommend for affordable accommodation and quiet atmosphere but not too far from Stari Grad and Hvar either.
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