Vrbanj is the biggest village on the island. It dominates the larger part of the valley of Hvar . Its name comes from the word Vrba (willow). Vrbanj is connected with the rising of Hvar 1510-1514, being the focus of it, and the birthplace of its leader Matija Ivanic. In a nice memorial park, in the centre of the village and by the island road, a monument in memory of Fallen Warriors stand.
Keeping on with the tradition of the administrative division of Croatian territory into counties, that was for the first time in Croatia mentioned in the 10th century, the County of Split and Dalmatia has rightly gained the title of the largest, and as many consider it to be, the most beautiful Croatian county. Read