The Island of Hvar is a Croatian Island found off the Dalmatian coast in the Adriatic Sea. Here are 29 things to do in Hvar.
It truly is the jewel in the Croatia’s island haven crown.
An important role as a medieval port in Adriatic sailing routes in the past may be gone, but it’s just as important a stop for today’s travellers and holidaymakers for the same reasons.
Its mixture of fertile agriculture and fresh water, with long, warm summers make it a place that can’t be missed.
Here are 29 things to do on the Island of Hvar!
Discover Croatia’s oldest town – Stari Grad. Here the Greeks formed a settlement from 384BC named Pharos. The Stari Grad Museum has many artefacts from this time nicely displayed.
St. Stephens Cathedral square renaissance bell tower is magnificently accompanied with marbled white stone and renaissance art within.
Another renaissance building, this monastery is walled around a small area near the harbour. Within the walls are another iconic bell tower and gardens containing a historic cypress tree that has been there since the early-1700s.
Yet more renaissance architecture for your viewing eyes to enjoy. Hvar’s Loggia was once part of the Venetian governor’s palace.
Attacked by the Ottomans in the 1500’s has caused a few architectural rethinks and the Clock Tower is a more recent addition from the 1800’s replacing the old destroyed version.
You can buy a full-day Catamaran tour of the three islands including Hvar, Pakleni Islands, and Brac. If you’re going to do it, why not travel in style?
Take a nice trek up to Hvar fortress to get your blood pumping and enjoy the splendid view! Time it right and enjoy the sunset.
Visit the harbor and watch the world go by.
One of the oldest theaters in all of Europe with a fascinating history. As of 2017 it is hard to find it open, usually you can only see the outside. But maybe you will be one of the lucky ones?
A Catholic Church for your viewing pleasure, if the religious arts is more your forte.
Hvar is known as the Lavender Island.
Just 50 years ago, this fragrant island accounted for 8% of the world’s lavender production. Sadly economic hardship and devastating forest fires have decimated that lavender industry.
But Hvar’s lavender story is a fascinating one, and one which is undergoing a revival with the rebirth of that village, Velo Grablje.
There is the Velo Grablje lavender festival each year to visit as well as a tour of the village while lavender is in season.
Go to the beach! Mlini Beach is a place where you can sunbathe all day long and enjoy the crystal clear waters for a swim.
You can tour the islands of both Hvar and Pakleni by Sea Kayak.
Located in the western end of the main piazza in Hvar, the Arsenal was originally built by the Venetians in the early 14th century as a dry dock for their galleys.
Several fires later the building still stands renovated along with the theatre.
The best wine bar in Hvar Town is Tri Prsuta “Three Hams” taking its name from the hocks that hang from its wooden-beam ceilings. Check it out and be merry!
Grapčeva špilja is one of the best preserved Neolithic cave dwellings around the Mediterranean. It was excavated over the first half of the 20th century and contains vivid stalactites and stalagmites.
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