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11 reasons to visit Hvar

A veritable jewel in the Adriatic, we give you 11 reasons why Hvar should be on your to-visit list this year.

1. Wine

An island with a wine tradition dating back 2,400 years, Hvar’s sun-kissed vineyards enjoy the most sun in the Adriatic and produce Croatia’s only Grand Cru.

2. Culture

Its cultural heritage boasts the oldest municipal theatre in the world (which turned 400 in 2012), and a Franciscan monastery which is even older, at 550.

3. Beaches

The beaches are renowned the world over, with glistening sands and pristine waters which are among the cleanest on the planet.

4. Climate

Hvar lays claim to the oldest organised tourism in Europe—a tourism based on its healthy climate and most hours of sunshine in the Adriatic.

5. Celebrity

The recent celebrity draw included Prince Harry, Beyonce, Roman Abramovich and Giorgio Armani.

6. Produce

Famed for its aromatic nature, its lavender heritage is celebrated every year, and the olive oil is among the best in the world.

7. Activities

A first rate range of activities await you, including sailing, kayaking, scuba diving, rock climbing, hiking, cycling and deep-sea fishing.

8. Nightlife

Hvar’s nightlife is the envy of the Adriatic, with its full moon parties and nightclubs providing the liveliest entertainment on the Croatian coast.

9. Beauty

The Pakleni islands—a collection of emerald jewels opposite the main town—lie nearby, and offer beaches, privacy, nature, fine dining and the most stunning sunsets.

10. Accommodation

High quality hotel accommodation ensures your stay is a comfortable one. Recent accolades include Fodor’s Top 100 and Sunday Times Best 100 Hotels in Europe.

11. Award-winning

Hvar has recently been named as Lonely Planet’s Number 5 Destination, Condé Nast’s Number 8 Island in Europe, and Vecernji List’s Top Destination in Croatia.


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