Hvar is a famous island on the Croatian part of the Adriatic coast. The town of Hvar
assumed its present outlook in the Renaissance but its history goes back to Greek
settlers. The present Croatian name of Hvar derives from the Greek `Pharos'. The town is located in an attractive
surrounding and the climate in September/October is mild and pleasant. The main tourist season ends by the
end of August, and by the begining of October the place is very quiet and suitable for a scientific meeting.