Vrboska, the smallest town on Hvar, lies on the narrow and curving fjord, unusual as all the wonders of this island are.
Even though it is the smallest town, Vrboska is the treasure of the island. Founded in the 15th century, it is often called “Little Venice”, because of its numerous small bridges.
From the entrance, which is the widest part of the city, Vrboska narrows to its channel and picturesque Gothic, new-Renaissance, and Baroque style buildings on both sides.
The narrow, winding streets, pine trees, stone buildings, and a small island in the middle of the bay reminds of postcards. This small town will restore life to a tired body, and needed peace to everyone’s soul.
The area around Vrboska was inhabited even in medieval times, as evidenced by the Roman ruins. It has grown from a fishing village and harbor of Vrbanj (hence the name Vrboska.) In the 15th century, it became a small town, outshining the bigger and better-known places on the island in beauty and charm.
Vrboska consists of two parts. Pjaca, the eastern part, and Podva, the western part.
The local Mediterranean architecture of small houses built in Renaissance, Gothic, and Baroque styles in older part of the town, as well as the old church on one side of the channel and rich villas on the opposite side, give the place a special aura and warmth.
The rich fishing tradition in Vrboska is clearly evident in the local cuisine.
Healthy food from surrounding fields, freshly caught fish with local olive oil, and aromatic spices combine for an unique gourmet experience.
Add a glass of one of the famous wines from Hvar, and experience the fully gourmet pleasure!