Explore the Island of Hvar, Croatia
Explore the clear waters, beaches and fields of lavender that can be found on the Island of Hvar
The Island of Hvar is considered to be the sunniest part of Croatia, 2724 hours of sunshine each year. With beaches for those who want a relaxing holiday on the sand, and vineyards for those who fancy wine tasting in the sunsine, the island of Hvar offers tourists a mix of peaceful countryside and bustling town.
Some of the most popular sights on the Island include St Stephens Cathedral and St Stephens Square. The cathedral showcases some beautiful works of rennaisance art as well as offering unusual architectural features, such as the arches in the bell tower. The square is the social hub of this part of the Island, offering bars, restaurants and cafes to choose from.
Visiting the lavender fieds found on the Island has become a popular way to spend some time for many tourists wanting to see the nature of Hvar. The best time to visit these are nearing the end of June when the Lavendar fesitval takes place. The festival usually offers concerts, workshops and lots of lavender based crafts.
Due to it's position the Island offers guests the chance to catch a water taxi to various neighboring Islands, including Brac Island, famous for the bright white Brac stone used in many Croatian buildings as well as it's large pebble beach in Bol. Tourists can also explore small uninhabited islands which are perfect for hiking and exploring.