Magical Hvar Island
Outside of Dubrovnik, Hvar is the epicenter of the Dalmatian travel industry. Holidaymakers come to be around the yachts lining the harbor of the island’s namesake capital and among the revelers forking out more than top dollar (in Croatian terms) to party into the night. A massive overhaul of key hotels here, in the Suncani Hvar chain, has been followed by a slower stage of development as the town comes to terms with its stardom.
Hvar, a Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea, is best known as a summer resort. Highlights of the port town Hvar include its 13th-century walls, a hilltop fortress and a main square anchored by the Renaissance-era Hvar Cathedral. The island also features beaches such as Dubovica and inland lavender fields. Boat excursions serve the nearby Pakleni Islands, which have secluded beaches and coves.
Eight Great Reasons to Visit Hvar
- Hvar is an island of astonishing beauty with as many as five attractions listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
- You’ll experience crystal-clear sea and spectacular sea views.
- Hvar Island offers spectacular beaches surrounded by pine forests and greenery.
- Visit Hvar for authentic Mediterranean cuisine.
- The best open-air museum – numerous traces of great civilizations.
- Hvar offers wonderful selection of entertainment options in the town of Hvar, the trendy center of the island.
- Visit the historic center of Stari Grad and Stari Grad Plain – UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- Pakleni Islands excursion site – around twenty islets and cliffs with stunning coves, exotic plants and wonderful sandy beaches