Historic charm and glittering seas
Hvar has become a must-visit destination for young jet setters with its upmarket bars and restaurants in its pretty marina. But Hvar holidays aren’t just for the party-goers. This lush, green island, redolent with the smell of pine and lavender offers cultural treasures too.
The town is best known for its medieval buildings which are the legacy of Venetian rule. It’s also the site of the oldest municipal theatre in Europe that opened in 1612. Overlooking it all on a hill high above the town is the medieval Spanjol Fortress with its gleaming white limestone walls. If you fancy a real Hvar adventure, then you can climb up to it for vast views across the sparkling sea. You can swim in the azure waters too from the island’s numerous small beaches and coves.
By night Hvar really comes alive with buzzing restaurants and bars open into the early hours. See if you can find a table on St Stephen’s square and watch the world go by over a glass of wine. Then head into the quieter side streets for dinner where you’ll find authentic restaurants serving up tasty traditional seafood.