DROP ZONE HVAR / HVAR ISLAND
The airport itself is located in the center of the island of Hvar. It is located 3 km East of the center of Stari Grad in Starogradsko polje, at Put Gospojice. The popular town of Jelsa lies 5 km from the other side of the airport. The relative proximity of Hvar Airport to the towns of Stari Grad and Jelsa allow simple modes of transportation to the airport (bicycle, scooter etc.). Hvar as an excellent climate which allows year-round parachute jumping. Days when skydiving is restricted is rare.
Every jump is an adventure, since the views sometimes offer glimpses of Italy.
Along with local skydivers, foreign jumpers who want to do a parachute jump with a beautiful view during their vacation often visit. Sometimes we organize skydiving during the winter as well.
The airport’s maneuvering surfaces consist of a runway pointing west-southwest by east-southeast, 102.21°-282.22°, 10-28. The runway is a grass surface and is a non-instrument runway. The runway is 748 meters long.
DROP ZONE HVAR
Drop Zone Hvar is in the center of the island, avoiding the crowds and masses and allowing for a relaxing atmosphere. “ENJOY YOUR REFRESHMENT” to the sound of crickets chirping and watch the other passengers take their tandem parachute jumps as you wait your turn.
We’ve secured good shade and good music at Hvar Airport
The Ancient Greek root of Hvar’s name is Pharos, meaning lighthouse. The Romans called it Pharia. In the Middle Ages, the Croats changed the “f” into “hv”, giving the name, Hvar. The local inhabitants (in Stari Grad) call it “Hvor”.
Hvar was inhabited 6,000 years ago in prehistoric times. The remains of the unique Hvar culture date from that time (3,500-2,500 years B.C.) in the form of painted ceramics. The oldest depictions of a ship in Europe were found on sections of ceramic vases in the Markova and Grapčeva caves. The latter settlers of Hvar were the Illyrians. Hvar was a site of Ancieng Greek colonization. In the year 385 B.C.,the city of Pharos was established at the site of present-day Stari Grad. Pharos was a polis. The ager, parcels of land that were formed according to the original Ancient Greek system of land distribution, separated by stone boundaries, still remains in the fields of Stari Grad.
After Croatian independence in 1991, Hvar consists of four municipalities: Hvar city, Stari Grad, Jelsa and Sućuraj.
THE ISLAND OF HVAR TODAY
The island of Hvar is situated in the center of the Adriatic Sea, with a mild climate and warm winters. Hvar is one of the most beautiful islands of Croatia, as well as this part of Europe. Hvar should definitely be explored thoroughly. Its separation from the ainland kept it preserved from industry and pollution. Hvar is a collage of vineyards, olive trees, lavender fields, stone and the sea. There are no excessively large hotels on Hvar, and everything has a local feel with its many small traditional restaurants and stands with vendors of home-made agricultural products.
There are no large cities on Hvar, only larger and smaller towns and villages. The most notable towns are Hvar city, Stari Grad, Jelsa and Sućuraj. The villages are Basina, Zavala, Vrbovska, Sveta Nedilja, Milna and Ivan Dolac. Lesser known, small villages are Brusnik, Malo Grablje, Veliko Grablje, Rudina, Dol, Vrbanj, Svirče, Vrisnik, Pitve, Humac, Poljica, Zastražišće, Gdinj and Bogomolje. A hill that forms the “spine” of the island runs the whole length of Hvar, with its peak of Sveti Nikola rising 628 meters above the sea. Its open coastline and a clean sea with plenty of sun give the island an
Commerce on Hvar is based on tourism, agriculture and fishing. This is more than enough to provide
an enormous variety in Hvar’s offer of gourmet cuisine. We recommend visiting Kokot konoba in the
village of Dol in the middle of the island. Their specialties are homemade products made out of goat cheese with the addition of various local herbs such as rosemary and lavender. In the middle of the island, the picturesque villages of Svirče, Pitve, Vrbanja and Dol have their vineyards beneath the peak of Sveti Nikola, as well as Ivan Dolac and Sveta Nedilja on the south side of the hill. Many local winemakers with excellent wines have made their homes in these villages. One of the local varieties is Bogdanuša, sold by the “Hvar” wine association. Have a taste and discover their wine.
If you have not read our TERMS AND CONDITIONS and you do not fulfill the requirements and you’ve made a reservation, your deposit WILL NOT BE RETURNED. Read the conditions for tandem skydiving once more!
Every day: Juliy, August
Occasionally: June, September
skydiving tandem jump in 3 steps.
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