Too often, tourists stop by Hvar island for a snap or two from the Fort and a day party at Hula Hula or night at Carpe Diem. They don’t milk the island for what it’s worth.
Hvar island is incredibly sunny, averaging 2718 hours of sunshine a year. In fact, the island is so sunny that hotels are required to provide a free night of accommodation if it snows. It’s the only place in the world with 4 UNESCO heritage sites. While I am guilty of only visiting Hvar town during my previous trips, celebrities like Beyonce, Prince Harry, and Bill Gates have been properly Hvaring all this time.
If you don’t know what you’re missing, let me provide some compelling reasons to visit the island in its entirety…
Left photos by @TaylorMichaelBurk & that’s meeee @StephBeTravel
1. There are towns you’ve never heard of and won’t know how to pronounce.
They look like this…
Vrboska, also known as Little Venice by @TaylorMichaelBurk
Hvar Town beyond the iconic shot @StephBeTravel
Jelsa, Hvar by @TaylorMichaelBurk
2. The Croatian food and wine will have you breaking every diet.
Cheese, fish, meats, and original wines similar to a Zinfandel.
Wine Tasting with Andro Tomic at Bastijana by @TaylorMichaelBurk
Gariful, one of Giorgio Armani’s top 7 restaurants in the world by @TaylorMichaelBurk
Lucullus, a restaurant where you’ll be welcomed with champagne corked with a sword! By @TaylorMichaelBurk
Dinner at Me and Mrs. Jones, Jelsa, Croatia via @StephBeTravel
3. There are too many vantage points to choose from…
Sorry, but you won’t be the main attraction in your selfie with all of those yachts, islands, and red-roofed homes.
Hvar island rooftops by @TaylorMichaelBurk
Jelsa, Hvar via @StephBeTravel
4. The Taxi Alternatives are a Little Funny
No Lyft, Uber, or cabs here. We took an intimate sea plane for about $60, as well as motorboats, ferries, and yachts throughout our stay in Hvar.
Boat life via @StephBeTravel
Check out European Coastal Airlines to get around Croatia.
Split to Hvar via European Coastal Airline – Photo by @TaylorMichaelBurk
5. The Beaches Are So Hot
It feels like summer, and gosh darn it, who likes summer?
I did Yacht Life, read about it here.
For local’s advice on Hvar island, check out Total Hvar.
Big thanks to Paul for showing Taylor and I around. Paul blogs all things Hvar. For details and insights on a local expat, check out Total Hvar.
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Sorry, but under point 1 the second picture doesn´t show Stari Grad but the main square and church in Hvar Town.
Stari Grad has a wonderful Yacht-Harbour and the old part of the town is one of the 4 Unesco heritages. And – by the way – there are some very good restaurants (Pineta, Kod Barba Luka, Eremitaz aso) where you get as good food as in Hvar Town – for half the price!!!
When you come your 5th time to Hvar – I could show you much more secrets.
Croatia is absolutely stunning
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Thanks for reading!
I love Hvar small but Beautiful island . I have been going for the last 5 years.
A Croatian island favorite off the Dalmatian coast, Hvar is more than its reputation as a party destination and celebrity haunt. It’s also home to unspoiled nature of lavender fields, vineyards, and olive groves with a coastline that’s pitted with jagged inlets and pebbly coves that kiss the azure waters of the Adriatic Sea. The island’s capital, Hvar Town, is one of the Adriatic’s best-preserved historic towns and offers ritzy hotels, elegant restaurants, and buzzing nightlife and makes for a great jumping-off point to discover the nearby Pakleni islands. Moving away from the Hvar Riviera along the southern shores, it’s possible to experience a more unhurried and Dalmatian way of life in the coastal settlements of Stari Grad, Vrboska, and Jelsa, and the half-abandoned stone villages of the interior.
I want to visit Croatia soon! Thanks for sharing!
Wow! Croatia seems amazing!
Amazing Thanks for sharing