Hvar, a Croatian summer resort island in the Adriatic Sea, is one of the world’s most beautiful islands and the sunniest spot in the country. A luxurious beach destination, Hvar offers travellers plentiful beaches, historical highlights and more opportunities to soak up the sun than any other place in Croatia. The port town has walls dating back to the 13th century and a main square centred around the Hvar Cathedral.
Highlights of Hvar
Hvar boasts many beautiful beaches just waiting to be explored including the tiny pebble Zavala Beach, Dubovica Beach with its picturesque cove and clear waters, Brusje Beach with its many hidden coves and Vrboska Soline the best family beach on the island.
In addition to the beautiful beaches, the island is also brimming with history. Take a visit to the Stari Grad Plain of the town Stari Grad and find an agricultural landscape set up by the Greeks in the 4th century BC. In the tiny town of Vrboska, you’ll discover the fifteenth-century churches of St Lawrence and Our Lady of Mercy. And, if you’re in the main port town, don’t miss the beautifully situated Franciscan Monastery overlooking the Hvar harbour.
When you’ve had your fill of history, and need a break from the crowded beaches, take a boat trip to visit the nearby Pakleni Islands and discover remote, untouched beaches and hidden coves.