Hvar Island, Croatia – Why Go? What to Do?
Croatia boasts stunning cities, including Dubrovnik and Split and some of the world’s most beautiful islands, including Hvar.
Hvar Island offers all you would expect of a modern holiday resort without being over-commercialised and still retains its original charm.
The island was populated as far back as 3500BC since the time of Ancient Greece, and is unusual for having a fertile coastal plain and fresh water springs.
Hvar lies between the islands of Brac, Vis and Korcula and offers stunning scenery and mild year-round temperatures with plenty of sunshine.
Hvar Town, the island´s busiest destination is a swish, elegant holiday resort with fantastic beaches, Gothic palaces and traffic-free streets.
The island appeals to the sailing-set, and you will find a choice of superb restaurants, bars, cafés and shops around Hvar town, plus wonderful architecture, history and culture.
Picturesque vineyards, lavender fields and olive groves surround the town. A wide range of excursions are available by boat from the yacht harbour.
What to Do?
To escape the tourist crowds, why not explore the Paklinski Islands by kayak? There will be a surprise waiting around every corner, and you will visit coves and bays which are only accessible from the water.
If you are not feeling quite so energetic, hire a boat with a skipper, stop off for a swim and enjoy lunch on the high seas.
If you enjoy seafood, you will be in heaven in Hvar. Fish restaurants in the centre of town can be expensive, but walk just behind the main harbour area to find some real hidden gems. Steaming bowls of mussels, lobster linguini, and huge platters of mixed fried fish are accompanied by delicious local wines, for a fraction of the price you will pay in the harbour-side restaurants.
Before dinner, why not take a sunset stroll around the 700 year old stone town of Hvar, trek to the old fort, and pick up some lavender souvenirs to take home.
If you are planning a trip to Hvar Island, book a tour of the island before you travel and learn some of the island’s secrets from a professional guide. Hvar Island city tours, gastronomic tours, rural tours and adventure tours are available.