150 years of organized tourism


As we all know 2018 is a very big year for the town of Hvar, as it celebrates 150 years of organized tourism. Preparations are ongoing since the beginning of the year to celebrate this historic event that will manifest itself through a series of cultural and music events. The multi-day celebration will take place from the 10thuntil the 15th of May at various locations in Hvar.

150 years!

May 15th is the date that the town marks a century and a half of tourist tradition. Undoubtedly the beauty and rich cultural heritage of island Hvar have influenced the beginning of organized tourism since 1868, when the first organized group of tourists arrived in Hvar. After the opening of the exhibition “150 Years of Hvar Tourism” in the Arsenal, there will be a commemorative session at Hotel Riva for the Tourist Board Hvar and their Hvar150 guests. The celebrations will continue in the evening, followed by a concert by Gibonni at the Hvar main square.

6-day event…

The following days are not only important for Hvar’s tourist tradition, but also for the country’s. The focus is on is on the natural and historical heritage that played a crucial role for the development of organized tourism since 1868, when the Hygienic Society was founded. This was what encouraged further development of the tourism branch, turning Hvar into a world-famous tourist destination that it is today.

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Super Cover Band, Fashion show, Dance of the Sails, Četiri Tenora…

Enjoy the evenings filled with compelling live performances by Super Cover Band and Četiri Tenora to match the equally fantastic days in Hvar. This weekend, also experience the spectacular Dance of the Sails at the Hvar’s port, including a fashion show “Hvar Dress Code” brilliantly designed by Toni Carić Rica.

Počinje brendiranja Hvara

Kulminacija obilježavanja 150. godišnjice organiziranog turizma bit će u utorak, 15, svibnja kada će se održati niz događanja s ciljem isticanja bogate hvarske turističke tradicije. Otvorit će se izložba 150 godina hvarskog turizma u obnovljenoj galeriji u Arsenalu nakon čega će uslijediti svečana sjednica Skupštine Turističke zajednice grada Hvara.


May 11th marks the feast of St. Prošper who was a patron saint of the town.

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Throughout the day there are various events that take place, while the entire main square is filled with different stands where locals sell their own produce. Also, be sure to enjoy the different performances, including dancing and singing by the youth of Hvar town.

Later in the evening experience traditional Dalmatian Klapa, a UNESCO protected intangible heritage.




Photo: TB Hvar, Sunčani Hvar