Island Hvar, the longest and sunniest Croatian island
is also one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Even 300 thousands of people who visit it every year, can testify of the perfect match of sun and the salt in the air which made Hvar so magical. Thus Hvar was inhabited in Neolithic with the Hvar Culture lasted from 3500 to 2500 year before Christ. Sućuraj
, pronounced (Suchuray), is a small town, situated on the east cape of the island Hvar, 77 kilometers from the town of Hvar, 60 kilometers from Stari Grad and 50 kilometers from Jelsa.. The easiest way to reach Sućuraj is by ferry-boat from Drvenik
on the Makarska Riviera
. The ferry sails 25 minutes with 12-20 departures per day in summer time. If You are coming by your own car, take the fuel before you get on the island since the gas station is pretty far away from Sućuraj.
It is a picturesque small town with 400 permanent residents. In summer time that number multiplies, since people here live from the incomes of tourism and fishing. Mild Mediterranean climate and beautiful countryside is not everything the town has to offer. There is a hotel, car-camp, numerous cozy private apartments
, restaurants, cafe-bars, a tavern, post-office, ATM (money-machine) and an infirmary (H) with a heliport for emergency patients. The big fishing-fleet is a place where fisherman from around offer their fresh catches, supplying stores and restaurants all over Croatia. Beside delicious fish dishes prepared in traditional Dalmatian ways, Sućuraj is famous in production of quality wines and olive oil.
So, if you’d like to spend holidays on a quiet place, surrounded by natural beauties of tame coast, scattered with beaches of all kind, if you like fishing, diving or underwater fishing - Sućuraj is an ideal place for you. Still, you’re on Hvar, and the whole island is worth sightseeing with a turbulent nightlife worth participating.