Island Hvar, Croatia
Interested in a rather dry description of the new gem we found? Here you go: Villa Hera lies in the very center and historical core of the town of Hvar. It lies only 20 meters from the main waterfront (riva), the sea and the promenade, where yachts and boats from all over the world dock in the summer. The magnificent Baroque stone balcony offers a breathtaking view of the waterfront, the boats in the harbor, Fortica Fortress, as well as Pakleni otoci, a group of islands which give Hvar a very special atmosphere.
The villa was built in 1612, during the Baroque period, when Venice exhibited a strong influence on the entire Adriatic area. Today, it is under the protection of the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments. For a long time it was owned by the Marchi family, one of the oldest Italian families in Hvar. The villa, along with the Gothic house and garden was fully renovated in the period from 2007 to 2009, according to the instructions of the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments.
Also interested in what we think and feel about it? Here you go: This is truly a one of a kind in Croatia. Trust us there aren't many luxury villas of this standard yet. Which is a shame because Croatia is flourishing since years and the international elite meet in the archipelago every year. Due to the lack of luxury villas they do so on yachts.
Now there is a place to stay which doesn't float and swing. Welcome in Villa Heracles. A villa which will be booked up in no time. Of course we will assist you with boat charters for your daytime pleasures. Please also note that Hvar town has a vibrant night life and amazing restaurants. Of course we can staff the villa with a great chef and a butler. Welcome - dobro dosli - as they say in Croatia.
Beside the house, there is a large 200 m² garden with Mediterranean vegetation – lemons, oranges, figs, lavender, rosemary…, and, in the old Gothic house, which is an integral part of the garden, there is a heated 6x4 pool that can be transformed from an indoor to an outdoor pool by opening the roof.
The house is staffed with a housekeeper and superintendent, who will make sure your stay in Hvar is as pleasant as possible.
The house can accommodate 10 people.