Hvar Napoleon Tour
Learn everything about Hvar’s history and Mediterranean herbs, hike up to Napoleon’s fort and enjoy stunning panoramas and olive, lavender and rosemary fields. Visit the old abandoned village Malo Grablje and taste amazing local food.
• Experience the astonishing nature of the Mediterranean island Hvar together with its rich culture and history
• Learn everything about Hvar’s history and its traditional way of living, nature and animals
• Visit the very well-preserved ancient Hvar village Malo Grablje, taste great local food and drinks in a Dalmatian “konoba”
• Relax and swim in Milna Bay
per adult from
6 to 8 hours
What's included :
- Local guide
- Transfer Milna - Hvar
- Light snack & drink in a Dalmatian “konoba
- Accident insurance
- Alcoholic Beverages
What's excluded :
Level: medium / difficult
Duration: 6 - 8 hours
Distance: 15 - 20 km
Group size: 4 – 15 people
Did you know that French rule in Croatia began in 1806 and lasted until 1813 when Napoleon's troops were defeated in Russia and the Austrian military again invaded and occupied Croatian territory? The Napoleonic fort in Hvar was built in 1812 on top of the 230-meter hill above the town of Hvar and today is the home of the Hvar Observatory (department of the Faculty of Geodesy, University of Zagreb). The research outpost is devoted to astrophysics and has the largest stellar telescope in Croatia with a one-meter mirror.
Our tour starts at the bus station in Hvar. From there we climb up a steep and small hiking path that goes through a very beautiful small pine forest until we reach the Napoleonic fort after about a half-hour. There you can enjoy the beautiful view of the town of Hvar and numerous nearby islands like the Pakleni islands, Vis, Brač, and Šolta.
It is the perfect place for great photos or selfies. Taking a small dirt road, we will then pass through many ancient dry-stone walls, olive groves, and endless rosemary and lavender bushes. The aroma of Mediterranean flora here is extremely intense and breathtaking.
We then we pass by several hill peaks, and following a small path, we descend again, to a canyon where the famous abandoned village of Malo Grablje is situated. It usually takes about 3 hours (8 km) to hike from the Napoleonic fort to Malo Grablje.
At this exceptional location of unreal beauty, harmony and tranquility we take a break. Stori Komin is a traditional Dalmatian “konoba”, or inn, run by a local family and is a great place to taste local cuisine and wines. After a break, for the next 45 minutes we make our way down the canyon with numerous olive groves to our final destination - a picturesque coastal village, Milna. There you have several options: you can take regular transportation back to Hvar or go for a swim, and then have lunch in Mala Milna restaurant and / or, you can walk 1 hour by the sea from Milna back to the town of Hvar.
Departure Point :Hvar bus station
Departure Time :9:00 AM
Return Detail :Hvar bus station
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Not wheelchair accessible
- What to take:
- Comfortable walking shoes (please avoid sandals or similar)
- Bottled water
- Sunscreen (the sun can be very strong during hiking)
- Cap or hat
- Swimming suit and small towel (if you plan to swim in Mala Milna)
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.