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.
The longest Croatian island is an island of diversity. It is the sunniest Mediterranean island that boasts an annual average of 2,726 hours of sun. For more than five months a year, the sea temperature is above 20 Celcius. Conde Nast Traveler voted Hvar for the first place in the European list of the Best Islands in 2019.
This green island represents a synergy of plants: olives, grapevines, rosemary, and lavender. These plants occupy a special place along with pine forests, melting with fertile fields of the Starigrad Plain.
Hvar has five entries on the list of the cultural heritage of humanity. Four of them are on the list of intangible cultural and one on the list of material heritage. In the old part of the town, the Hvar fortress rises on a hill about a hundred meters high. The traditionally call it Fortica from Italian Fortezza, meaning fort.
On your Central and Southern Croatia Yacht Charter, Hvar Town on the island of Hvar should be one of the ports to visit, for its nightlife and sightseeing.
Places to visit while on Hvar:
- Ščedro – an island across the south shores of Hvar
Things to do while on Hvar:
- Have fun and party in the town of Hvar
- Enjoy the restaurant and gourmet offerings
- Visit the vineyards, wineries and taste the local wine
- Harvest lavender
- Tour the island
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