Situated in the central Dalmatian archipelago, the sunshine island of Hvar boasts stunning fragrant lavender fields, a cosmopolitan vibe and a jet set reputation. The top holiday hotspot of the rich and famous, Hvar features a beautiful coastline that is lined with secluded coves and bays.
Encircled by 13th century walls, the historic Old Town is definitely worth exploring if you appreciate fine Renaissance architecture. Head for the towns of Stari Grad, Jelsa and Vrbovska for tranquillity and fabulous landscape scenery. From the top of Fortica Fortress you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the traditional Mediterranean style, whitewashed houses, lush green hills and turquoise sea, all the way to the Pakleni Islands. In the evening, enjoy Hvar’s buzzing nightlife and visit one of the many cocktail bars for a drink.
The Island of Korcula has several beaches, stunning scenery and friendly hospitality. It is the second most populous Adriatic island after Krk National Park and the most populous Croatian island not connected to the mainland by a bridge. The island is also rumoured to be the birthplace of the world explorer Marco Polo, medieval Korcula Town is the island’s top tourist attraction. Cute little shops, cafes and restaurants line the unique layout of cobblestone streets that lead you on a journey of discovery in the historic fortified town.
Visit Pupnat, the oldest settlement on the island, to admire traditional architecture that dates back centuries. Escape to the village of Lumbarda, situated on Korcula’s eastern tip, to swim, snorkel and sunbathe in the beautiful coves and on the beaches that are surrounded by lush and aromatic greenery. Don’t forget to sample the island’s most prized product, its olive oil, on a tasting tour.
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