Today the island of Hvar is one of the most attractive tourist destinations on the Adriatic, connected with ship and ferry lines:
Dubrovnik, Split, Rijeka and Ancona in Italy.
The greatest treasure of Hvar are the Pakleni islands. An archipelago of small islands and rocks outside the city of Hvar, they managed to stay uninhabited and thus preserved their natural beauty.
On the south side of the island the city of Hvar was founded, as the New Town became known.
After the fortress of Fortica was built on the hilltop above the bay it gained in importance, so that in time the town surpasses Starigrad, especially after the bishop transfers its seat there.