Crvene stijene (Red Rocks), (8 km east of the town of Hvar) are an unusual and picturesque play of nature. Layers of lime-stone, between which were once layers of breccia, have risen vertically in ancient geological history of Hvar. The softer breccia layers were washed out by the rain and sea, creating the vertical hollows of a reddish colour that today appears as a gigantic organ streaming from the bottom of the sea.
A group of 20 something isles and rocks situated in front of Hvar, by the name of Pakleni otoci - Hell Islands (or Hvar’s isles as locals would refer to them) is a unique and the most recognisable natural beauty of Hvar. Once bare, tame isles covered in fragrant heather, with a few fields (in olden day people sowed there wheat), and a small village Volker; today represents a spacious tourist resort of Hvar - famous by far Hvar’s sunny Arcadia.
Divers describe Hvar’s SUBMARINE LIFE as one of the prettiest in the Mediterranean. The most interesting location is the very end of the western part of the isles - Sitka do Vodnjoka, that is made up of a group of vertical rocks covered in thick layers of gorgonium, and rich in fish and shells. The most impressive among these rocks is Kampanel - a narrow rock that streams vertically as a tower from 46 m deep to some 15 m below the level of sea.
SVETA NEDILJA CAVE is situated above Sv. Nedilja village. Its size is grand and it's interior impressive. Ancient people used as a cover, and for religious services. In 16th century a small hermits’ refuge was built there, and traces of it can be still found today. Visitors can reach the cave easily.
Other than Grapčeva cave, which is situated in the middle of the island, the most important archaeological site on Hvar is MARKO’S CAVE. It is situate in the western part of the Hvar island, in the area by the name of Pelegrin. The research of the area discovered traces of human presence on island of Hvar dating some 7000 years back.
The whole western part of Hvar island, and especially a group of isles in front of Hvar, by the name of Pakleni Otoci, is a grand and luxurious resort, that is covered in numerous pebble and sand beaches, full of quiet bayous and tame, woody lagoons (where you will often find a restaurant or B&B). These resorts are a true gem and unavoidable destination to all those, who wish to experience the original charm of Hvar’s scenery. Every larger resort of Hvar’s sunny riviera can be reached by regular boat transportation from the port of Hvar.