Hvar is a city and port on the island of Hvar, part of Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia. It’s easy to see why Hvar is such a popular town on this beautiful Dalmatian Riviera island, where terracotta tiled houses cling to the lush hillside rising from the pretty yacht-filled harbour.

The area is rich in history and known for its medieval architecture. Take in the incredible views over Hvar and the surrounding islands from the 16th century Fortica Fortress. Or visit the cathedral dedicated to St Stephen and the Bishop’s Palace, which forms one side of St Stephen’s square. The Franciscan monastery, founded in 1461, is home to an intriguing museum and also well worth investigating.

This is a tender port.

Pakleni Islands; A ten minute boat taxi ride away and it is well worth the visit. secluded, quiet, has a bar, deck lounges, and an amazing view!

Hvar Fortress; It is a beautiful walk up to the fortress through some phenomenal natural scenery. The fortress itself is interesting and well worth exploring. It’s really high up and you can see for miles, over the whole of Hvar.

By Peter Dagnall


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