IVAN DOLAC, first settled in 15th century, is a typical Dalmatian village on the southern slopes of the Island Hvar, 10km from Jelsa, 20km from Stari Grad and 38km from the town of Hvar.
Its pebbly beaches are among the most beautiful on the island, ideal for children.
Ivan Dolac, Šuplja stina, Lučišće, Jagodna, Paklina and Petarčica are some of the best beaches on the island, making the south side of Hvar a very attractive destination, especially for those who want a quiet vacation, away from traffic jams and city rush. Here you will not find tourist buses, hotels, large shopping centers or loud discos!
Visit the old part of the village, priding itself with typical stone houses architecture and offering an immense variety of sights for your eyes and for your camera...
In Ivan Dolac, there is one small shop, few restaurants, cafes, tourist agency where you can buy newspapers, send your mail, change money and use WiFi. Everything else you can find in nearby Jelsa.
Ivan Dolac is famous for its grape-growing fields that give wine of exceptional quality. You must try Plavac Mali! While staying in Ivan Dolac, visit Jelsa and its numerous monuments, the town of Hvar, rich in history and culture, Vrboska, called little Venice, unique village Humac dating from paleolithic period and is one of the oldest sites in Europe, Stari Grad... Every place and town has the story of its own. Listen to it... Ivan Dolac offers excellent possibilities for swimming, diving, snorkeling, surfing, fishing, strolling along the shore for 2 km, walking and sightseeing (villages, towns, caves with Neolithic pottery), hiking the mountains (the highest peak, St. Nicholas, 628m), rock climbing, cycling, jogging, boccia playing, tennis, table-tennis, etc.
There is a lovely small chapel with religious services in the open, held on Sundays during season. Joyful, unpretentious fishermen evenings on the shore, with music, dancing and good food, few times a season!
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The Island of Hvar, Pearl of the Adriatic
The Island of Hvar, known since ancient times, rich in history and culture, with unique gastronomy and excellent wines, is one of the ten most beautiful islands in the world. Here you will find lavender fields, old olive groves and vineyards, and enjoy mild, Mediterranean climate all year round. Hvar prides itself with pristine nature and crystal-clear sea. Hvar is Croatia sunniest island with the annual average of 2726 sunny hours, while the maximum of 3053 sunny hours was reached in 2003. The average month temperature of the sea (June to October) is 20 degrees C. Do not miss visit Jelsa, Stari Grad and its Tvrdalj, the home of Petar Hektorović, our most famous Renaissance author and renown schoolar of his time, and the town of Hvar which has become favourite destination of nautic tourists and world celebrities. Check why! The towns of Jelsa, Stari Grad and Hvar offer rich night life and plenty of amusement.
You can get on Hvar by ferry from Split to Stari Grad or from Drvenik to Sucuraj. Ivan Dolac can be reached by car from the harbour Stari Grad or from Sucuraj towards Jelsa and Pitve and through the tunnel to Ivan Dolac. You can also board the ferry in Ancona or Pescara to Split and then to Stari Grad.
For the ferry time-table contact www.jadrolinija.hr.