Home Destination » Venue/Accommodation


The FEBS Advanced Course PARP 2023 will take place at Amfora Beach Resort located on the beautiful and secluded island of Hvar, Croatia. The resort is situated a ten-minute walk from the historic town of Hvar and will provide a stress-free, peaceful, yet culturally rich environment that will be ideal for intense scientific interactions, networking, shared social activities and for relaxation between sessions.

Free photos of Adriatic sea


Participants will stay in hotel Pharos, which is 5 min walk from the event venue. 

Accommodation will be in single or double occupancy rooms according to your registration order and fee payment and will be arranged by the Course Organizers. Only a few single rooms will be available.


How to get from the Split International Airport to Hvar Island?

Transport from Split Airport to Hvar (hotels Amfora & Pharos)

Regardless of what transportation means you are going to use you will undoubtedly experience an interesting Adriatic Sea journey to Hvar Island. When you see the city of Hvar and start enjoying its benefits you will know that your journey has paid off.

The closest international airport is Split Kaštela Airport, which has direct flights to all major airports in Europe including Frankfurt, London, Munich, Paris, and Vienna. From Split Kaštela Airport you can take a bus or a taxi, or rent a car to Split Main Bus Station, which is within walking distance to Split port from where you need to travel by catamaran or ferry (if you are arriving by car) to Hvar.

Sunčani Hvar transfer

The standard shared transfer includes an airport shared car transfer from Split Airport to the port of Split and regular ferry and catamaran lines to Hvar and is available for those arriving to Split airport before 7:00 pm and departing from Split airport after 9:00 am for all days of the week. The price is 45 € per person per direction. Book Sunčani Hvar transfer  (indicate that you are a PARP2023 participant!).

BUS from Split Kaštela Airport to Split Main Bus Station (Pleso prijevoz)

Buses drive from SPLIT Kaštela Airport to SPLIT Main Bus Station (platform No.1). Split Main Bus Station is directly adjacent to the Split port, so it is easy to continue your journey to Hvar.

The departure of the bus from Split Kaštela Airport is in front of the airport main entrance. The final stop of this bus is the Split Main Bus Station. Split airport is very small, so you will not miss it. Tickets can be bought on the bus, inside the airport building, or in the Split Main Bus Station (for the journey back).

For more information about departures of buses in Split, contact Pleso prijevoz at +385 (0) 21 2031190 or write an e-mail to split@plesoprijevoz.hr

One-way ticket costs ≈ 5 € Travel time is half an hour.


Taxi is available during Split Kaštela Airport operating hours.

Telephone: +385 (0)21 895 237

Sea transport from Split port to Hvar

To travel from Split port to Hvar we recommend the Jadrolinija or Kapetan Luka catamaran (1 hour) or the ferry (2 hours – for those who arrive by car). Price of one-way catamaran ticket is 8-20€, while the ferry price for one car is ≈ 45 € plus ≈ 8 € per person. The Catamaran stops in Hvar, very close to the venue, while the ferry stops in Stari Grad, approximately 19 km from the venue.

Regarding your arrival to Hvar by catamaran / ferry from Split port we would like to advise you to book your catamaran (or ferry, if you travel by car) ride as soon as possible online.

Jadrolinija – their catamaran passengers meet on the Pier of St. Nicholas (Gat sv. Nikole in Croatian). Here is the exact Google location of the Pier of St. Nicholas.

Kapetan Luka – their catamaran passengers meet on the Pier of St. Peter (Gat sv. Petra in Croatian). Here is the exact Google location of the Pier of St. Peter.

The catamaran / ferry line Split-Hvar can be a popular and busy line. To avoid long queues and any chance to miss your catamaran ride, please book it on time.

You can see the map of the Split port below, with the location of the bus station, the catamaran ticket office, and both the catamaran and the ferry ports, all within walking distance.

When you arrive to Hvar, whether by catamaran, or by ferry, there will be a trolley waiting to take your bags to the hotel, while you take a pleasant walk (it takes 15 min – see Map of the city of Hvar at the end of page).

Transport info

Contacts of the Amfora and Pharos hotels are:

Ana Štambuk, Head of concierge
Sunčani Hvar Hotels, Sunčani Hvar d.d.
Dolac b.b., 21450 Hvar, Croatia
tel : +385 (0) 21 750 308
fax : +385 (0) 21 750 301
mob: +385 (0)91 1741 500


  • Applications Opening
    27 January 2023
  • Youth Travel Fund Grants
    20 March 2023
  • Applications closing
    20 March 2023
  • Closing times: 23:59 (UTC+01:00)

FEBS has twin commitments to high-quality publications and the promotion of molecular biosciences. As a charitable academic organization,
FEBS uses income from the journals to fund its diverse activities, including support for FEBS Advanced Courses.