Hvar Island is located at the center of the Adriatic Sea between the islands of Brač, Vis and Korčula. Approximately 68 km long, its mountains and hills are covered in pine forests, with vineyards, olive groves, orchards and lavender fields in the agricultural parts.
BY A CAR:
From Zagreb (460 km): Motorway A1 Zagreb-Split (exit Dugopolje), then taking the ferry from Split to Stari Grad and finally driving to Jelsa about 10 km.
From Split: taking the ferry to Stari Grad and driving 10 km to Jelsa (Road 116)
From Dubrovnik (174 km): Road E65 to Drvenik, taking the ferry to Sućuraj and driving 50 km to Jelsa (Road 116)
BY A TRAIN:
Railway Station in Split
BY A PLANE:
Nearest airport is in Split
From Split (without the car): speed boat (catamaran) to Jelsa
From Stari Grad/Ferry Port (without the car) - Čazmatrans Bus:
Ferry Port (Stari Grad) - Jelsa:
16:15 - Via Dol, Svirče, Vrisnik (Monday & Friday)
Jelsa - Ferry Port (Stari Grad):
More information at: http://www.stari-grad.hr/ (Public Transport/Bus Lines)
Timetable for ferries and speedboats available at: www.jadrolinija.hr.