Vrboska is smallest town on Hvar Island. It is located in a bay, and because of it geographical location it is a natural harbor. It also has a small island in the bay and many charming, little stone bridges and it is called a Little Venice. History of the city goes back to the ancient times. Like all places on Hvar Island, it is rich in fertile lands and fish. So inhabitants were mostly fisherman, and later economy of the town was built around fish factory. Locals are also proud with fisherman museum.
The whole town is built in stone. Main part of the town is church of St. Mary of Grace from the 16th century. Later it was transformed into fortress to defend against the Turks. It is an unique monument in Croatia, and one of the most beautiful fortress. There are also couple church/fortress in the town. In the vicinity of church of St. Mary of Grace is parish church of St. Lovrinac from the 15th which is adapted in the 17th century in the baroque style.
If you visit this beautiful place, you will experience a real tranquility. It is really special to wake up with the sound of birds from the surrounding forest and the refreshing smell of the sea. Then to go in the small and quite town for the morning coffee. Vrboska is also know for various beautiful beaches. Lots of them are pebble or sandy, but you will be able to find hidden beaches that will belongs only to you!