Sućuraj is a picturesque fishing village, the smallest town on the east coast of the island of Hvar, priding itself on a number of superlatives. The island of Hvar is the sunniest Croatian island, which is why it is also called Sunny Hvar, and it is also the island with the most numerous UNESCO heritage sites in the world (Starogradsko polje, Agave lace, Klapa polyphonic singing, religious procession Za križen, Mediterranean food). The oldest town in Croatia and one of the oldest in Europe - Stari Grad, 2400 years old, is located on the island. Hvar has a very long tradition of organized tourism spanning 150 years and it is one of the most luxurious Croatian destinations of today. According to various world magazines and guides, it is also one of the world’s top destinations, especially in the segment of honeymoon/ wedding organizations and nautical tourism.
The island of Hvar is the second strongest tourism destination in the Split-Dalmatia County with a share in the total number of overnight stays of 20%. The Split-Dalmatia County has excellent transport connections with the rest of the country - the A1 Zagreb-Split-Dubrovnik highway, the Split International Airport and the railway network that, among other things, connects Zagreb and Split by a high-speed line.
On the island of Hvar there is a marina and four ferry ports, one of which is in Sućuraj, the closest port to the mainland. A permanent ferry line runs between Sućuraj and Drvenik, which is only 3 nautical miles away from the port.
The project estimated at 13 million EUR foresees the construction and economic use of a special purpose port - a nautical tourism port of Sućuraj with a planned capacity of up to 250 berths on a land area of 10 ha.
The project will contribute to the diversity of the nautical tourist offer and the tourist offer overall, answering to the ever growing demand for it in recent years by home and foreign tourists alike.
Project realization model
The construction and commercial use of the Sućuraj nautical tourism port, i.e. the maritime property, is granted in concession for a period of 30 years, counting from the day of the conclusion of the concession contract. The concessionaire will be selected on the basis of a public tender announced by the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure. Preparatory activities are being carried out for the purpose of calling for a public call for tenders for the award of a concession on the maritime property.