Island of Hvar
Hvar Island is undoubtedly Croatia’s top summer resort. It has earned a reputation for being the playground of the rich and famous, and its harbour is filled with expensive mega-yachts that provide the proof. Contrary to outward appearances Hvar is more than a holiday hotspot for millionaires and celebrities. It’s an intriguing destination that offers access to history, culture, peace and tranquility. One of the island’s main attractions is its beautiful port town. Hvar Town boasts 13th century walls, a hilltop medieval fortress and a Renaissance era Cathedral. The island is also well known for its fragrant inland lavender fields.
Croatia’s longest and sunniest island is situated in the central Dalmatian archipelago and offers easy access to the beautiful islands of Pakleni. The climate on Hvar is typically Mediterranean and perfect for a relaxing retreat. Excursions and private guided tours to Stari Grad, Jelsa and Vrbovska offer an opportunity to explore some of the island’s hidden gems. To get a real feel for island life in Hvar, visit the cultural landmarks and historic attractions that make the popular Croatian resort so interesting and appealing. There are also many picturesque beaches and bays to explore at your own pace. In the countryside, you can admire the lush vineyards and olive groves and smell the scent of fragrant lavender in the air.
To explore and experience Hvar’s jet set reputation, head for the vibrant selection of stylish and elegant upmarket cafes, bars and restaurants that are dotted around the beautiful harbour and in the historic Old Town. The world-class restaurants in Hvar serve delicious classic Croatian and Mediterranean inspired dishes, and also boast extensive wine lists. Budget friendly eateries can also be found nestled in the charming side streets. Once you’ve tasted life in Hvar, you will definitely want to visit the beautiful sun-kissed island again.
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