Located on the northern shore of Hvar to the east of Stari Grad, Vrboska gives excellent access to the northern side of this historic island, with its Roman, Greek and Illyrian history as well as its Medieval architecture and its 19th century Lavender industry.
The town offers the chance to visit the northern shore of what is considered to be the most chic of the Dalmatian Islands. The towns of Vrboska, Jelsa (4 km to the east) and Starigrad (10km to the west) have all the style and interest of the chic Hvar Town, but without any of the false glitz that has driven the costs of a visit there endlessly upwards.
The town of Vrboska is located at the end of a long east-west inlet and provides excellent all-round shelter (though surges of up to 2 metres have been recorded when the Jugo blows). It is often the case that boats from Jelsa have to seek shelter here when winds get up.
Passing ACI Vrboska and heading up into the heart of this small town you will find the town quay. Here friendly and extremely helpful staff (Josko and his brother Franko) will help you moor against the harbour wall, offering as much (or as little) assistance as you need. Customer satisfaction and a family orientated service is central to the facility that Jusko and Franko maintain and they are able to organise many of the additional services you may also require (bike and car hire, apartments and even laundry.)
This facility puts you right in the centre of town, but the pace of life here is such that, generally you will not be disturbed by endless traffic, or loud music either from other boats or from the many near-at-hand cafes.
Vrboska town harbour is excellent value for money (at 50-66% of the cost of the town’s ACI marina) and is well worth consideration when looking for somewhere to moor. Competition for business between the ACI and the harbour is fierce and both will try to attract your attention with whistles. Watch for the harbour RIB, which often patrols the entrance to the inlet to let customers know there is an alternative to the marina.
Vrboska harbour wall can accommodate around 30 vessels so if you are intent on staying there on a particular night it may be worth phoning ahead to book a space.
Harbour wall - power and water
Fuel available to the east between the Harbour and ACI Marina
Bank beside the Harbour Wall
Post Office beside the Harbour Wall
Shops including several supermarkets in the town
Harbour Master : +385 (0)98 1903 256 or email: email@example.com
Police: +385 (0)21 741 033 (Hvar Town)
Health Centre: +385 (0)21 761 194 (Jelsa)
Pharmacy: +385 (0)21 761 108 (Jelsa)
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
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