Occupying a headland just southeast of Hvar Town's ferry dock is the Franciscan monastery (Franjevači samostan; Mon–Fri 10am–noon & 5-7pm), founded in 1461 by a Venetian sea captain in thanks for deliverance from shipwreck. There's a small collection of paintings in the former refectory, including a melodramatic, near life-size seventeenth-century Last Supper by Matteo Ingoli of Ravenna, which covers almost the entire back wall, though in terms of expressive power it's outdone by the smaller and more tranquil Mystical Wedding of St Catherine painted in around 1430 by a follower of Blaž Jurjev of Trogir.
The Pakieni otociThere are 3km of rock and concrete beaches east of Hvar Town in front of the big hotels, although if you want to swim it's better to head for the Pakleni otoci ("Islands of Hell"), a chain of eleven wooded islands just to the west of town, easily reached by water taxi from the harbour. Only three of the islands have any facilities, and even then only a few simple bars and restaurants: jerolim, a naturist island, is the nearest; the others are Marinkovac (with two popular beaches, Zdrilca on the northern side and U Stipanska on the south) and Sveti Klement, the largest of the Pakleni, with a sandy beach at Palmiiana. A smaller number of water taxis serve the other islands, but your need to take your own food and drink.