This small picturesque settlement with less then 500 residents, mostly living from fishing, farming, wine growing and tourism, is an important ferry point that connects Makarska Riviera with Hvar Island.
Sucuraj – Drvenik ferry
Drvenik is situated on the Adriatic coastal road 96 km southeast from Split and 120 km northwest from Dubrovnik.
The ferry takes only 25 minutes between the mainland and the village. In the winter season there are 6-7 crossings a day, while in high season (June to September) ferry runs from 12 to 20 times.
It’s a rather small (maximum 32 cars) but very frequent ferry and a good solutions to reach Hvar island from Dubrovnik or from Split, in case the bigger but longer crossing to Stari Grad is overcrowded.
In high season it’s advisable to take a very early morning ferry (at 06,30 AM) to beat the long rows as at that hour the ferry is rarely full.
Book ferry tickets online
Along with Jadrolinija you can also find ferry routes ran by Krilo company here. Krilo has fast catamarans running from and to many nearby locations in high season.
The Road To Jelsa, Stari Grad And Hvar Town
Fill up your car tank before!
Don’t ignore the fact that there are three petrol stations on Hvar, one in Jelsa town, one on the main road to Stari Grad just outside Jelsa, and one in Hvar Town.
After you get off the ferry you will see the sign indicating Hvar town is only 77 km.
On normal and well maintained roads you can reach your destination (Jelsa 56 km), Stari Grad (65 km) and Hvar town (80 km) in no time.
Many tourists make a big mistake thinking that arriving on Hvar island, they have reached on their destination.
Getting around – Bus Connections
I’ve received many questions about how to reach other Hvar towns by bus. There is actually only one bus company that covers connections to Jelsa, Stari Grad and Hvar town. Cazmatrans company runs from:
- To Jelsa only on Monday and Friday at 05:50 AM, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 14:40 PM and on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 17:45 PM.
- To Stari Grad the same time as above bust to Jelsa.
- To Hvar town only on Monday at 05:50 AM.
- Check new PDF bus schedule for more info or call 00385 (0) 21 765 904 (if calling from Croatia skip 00).
Below you can find Bus ticket price-list valid from January 1st to December 31st. These prices refer the connections from Stari Grad ferry port to different destinations.
The passengers are obliged to buy tickets when entering a vehicle. The passengers are obliged to show the ticket on request. A passenger found without the ticket or with the invalid ticket must pay the fine up to 150,00 KN.
Around the village with more than 20km long coast line, you’ll find numerous small caves, completely naturally preserved, where one can find peace and enjoy total privacy.
About 3.5 km south of the town on the road to city of Hvar, there is an auto camp Mlaska, with large sandy beach, where depth remains under 2m even 100m from the shore. Mlaska is one of the very few pure sandy beaches on island Hvar, a real joy for families with children.
The camp offers rent of the boat, sailing, windsurfing, diving etc. Restaurant with Dalmatian cuisine specialties is part of the complex. One part of the camping is reserved for naturists (FKK).
Find more about this small village on the local website!
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Sucuraj is a quaint little village on just far enough away from the sometimes overwhelming Hvar town. Sucuraj is the perfect place to visit for a quiet family holiday.