The small settlement, located at the east of island Hvar, called Sucuraj, is a beautiful intimate tourist place, usually overlooked one in favour of more famous Hvar town and Stari Grad. We will see why is Sucuraj an interesting spot, and who may find it compelling to visit or spend holidays in.

Sucuraj
Sucuraj

Table of Contents

  1. Sucuraj location
  2. How to reach Sucuraj
  3. Attractions in Sucuraj
  4. Accommodation in Sućuraj
  5. Restaurants in Sucuraj
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Sucuraj location

Being located at the easternmost part of Hvar island, Sucuraj is not a destination of top Croatian tourist guides. Instead, it's a place with original Mediterranean culture. If you are looking for a tourist spot where you can buy fish directly from fishermen, where you can see fishing nets on the coast, instead of fancy bars, then Sucuraj is definitely for you. On the contrary, if you look for more urban experience of your trip, you should look for more lively Stari Grad or Hvar Town, located on the west side of the island.

Fisherman's boats
Fisherman's boats

The easiest way to reach Sucuraj is by ferry from Drvenik, a small town located at the south of Makarska Riviera. Ticket price is only 13 kuna (1.8 euros) for an adult passenger and 90 kunas (12 euros) for a car. The ride takes only 35 minutes.
If you take a ferry from Split to Stari Grad, you will need to take a bus to Sucuraj, which rides only a few times a week. That's a more expensive option.

Drvenik
Drvenik

Sucuraj's identity is strongly associated with fishing and other sea activities. While walking along the Riva, you will notice fishing nets and fishermen. If you are lucky, you could buy fresh fish from them immediately after fishing.

Another important feature of Sucuraj is its geographical position - it is closest to the mainland of all the settlements on Hvar. That fact has benefited the local population throughout history, as the place was the main transit port for the island. On the other hand, it was a drawback because all the armies that wanted to conquer Hvar landed right in Sucuraj. Turkish devastation has been particularly common throughout history.

Biokovo
Biokovo

Among the architectural achievements, the church of St. George stands out the most. It was built in the 19th century, on the remains of a former Gothic church, whose written record dates from 1331. Next to the church, there is a Franciscan monastery.

Church of St. George
Church of St. George

Almost all the houses and buildings in Sucuraj are attractions in themselves: they are built of beautiful Mediterranean stone.

Nice stone houses
Nice stone houses

A statue of a woman with a fish is located in a park in the center of town. Such a monument vividly reveals people's connection to the sea.

Woman with fish
Woman with fish

A monument to the victims of World War II is also located in the center of town. Many anti-fascists from Sucuraj were killed in the fight against the Germans during WW2.

Monument to victims of WW2
Monument to victims of WW2

Sucuraj's Riva is a nice place to take a walk along the sea. If you arrive in the morning, you can buy fish from local fishermen, who just came back from fishing.

Riva
Riva

UPDATE 2020: When looking for accommodation options, choose a place which offers full refund on cancellation since COVID-19 pandemic is unpredictable.

When looking for accommodation in Sućuraj, search for those hosts who will prepare homemade specialties for you, such as grilled fish spiced with olive oil, cooked octopus and various kinds of mussels.

The best-rated accommodation option in Sucuraj is apartments Toplak.
Check other options on Sucuraj's booking.com page, or on the map below:

Being located near the ferry port, Sucuraj is a suitable place for good restaurants. The best one is called Gusarska Luka, featuring high quality and affordable homemade food. You can get really decent meal for only 10 - 15 euros.

Gusarska Luka's mixed meat
Gusarska Luka's mixed meat

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