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All reviews great view worth the climb entrance fee walk up nice walk nice cafe small museum well worth the effort interesting history surrounding islands watch the sunset worth the trip pakleni islands the main square prison hill path
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not to be missed it’s a goog walk up with plenty of places to catch you breath we are over 70 years old if we can do it so can you the views are stunning you can see all over havar and it’s...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JOHN C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a good work out to get to the top, but there are plenty of benches along the way to enjoy the views over the rooftops of Hvar. Once you arrive at the fortress there is a bar to quench your thirst, cooling dungeons,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely amazing views from the top! The entrance fee doesn't get you a lot but the view is defiantly worth the climb and money.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank EmilyCooper123s
Reviewed November 3, 2018

The walk to the fortress is really good, you can visit the street of the town, which are beautiful, however because I was off season, everything was close. The fortress is open but very small and only the point of view of the city is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SabWinter
Reviewed October 31, 2018

So glad we ventured up here, amazing views, wonderful history and no crowds. Great to be able to just wonder around at leisure and enjoy the space.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AnnaMA2002
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Worth the easy 15 minute walk up the hill for the best via of the town and harbor. We were there for sunset and it was fabulous.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Kauff_210
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Wonderful View of Hvar Harbour from here. It is worth a long climb. Initially you climb up the stairs then walk through castle/garden paths which long but not too strenuous. Observing wonderful views along the way. There is a charge of 40 Krona to enter...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rameshlcfc
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Nice walk above the old town. Great views of the harbor. Fortress is well maintained and sign posts are informative. Small museum with recoveries from local shipwrecks. No exhibits regarding life in the fortresses heyday, 15-16th centuries other than the fort itself. Go for the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tchout02
Reviewed October 16, 2018

We were on a five island boat trip and had over an hour to spend on Hvar so we decided to go up to the fortress to get the best views. There's a nice square at the bottom where we managed to buy an ice...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Go early to avoid the tour groups and it’s a relatively easy hike from the central town square. Path climbs through beautiful pine forest and agave. Views are 360 degrees from the top of the fortress. Well worth the time and effort.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Yeugenia K | Reviewed this property |
You will enjoy Hvar a lot. It is such a special place, the fortress is beautiful but that's not everything. There is so much charm and character to the island. It has a great market, nice restaurants and one of the best... More
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Response from Marianne R | Reviewed this property |
Croatia has an excellent ferry system to travel from Split to Hvar and to Korchula.
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Response from Joanne P | Reviewed this property |
You could easily do it in 1/2 a day. I would say 3 hours would be enough and it would allow you to explore more. Sunsets are beautiful for the fortress and I think the early morning would give great light for photos. Enjoy... More
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