Hvar is a exotic town in the Adriatic Sea near Croatia. The island itself is huge and you really need a lot of time to explore it and better if you have a car as well. Cody and I went to Hvar Town after Dubrovnik and Split just to relax and have a rest from the huge crowds. That been said, Hvar Town is a charming spot to recharge yourself but there is also some stuff that you absolutely must do while staying in Hvar.
Hvar Port is very small, but it also has a beautiful cathedral that is a highlight of the main square. The cathedral is open for visiting but there is a charge (just 10 Kuna per person) that is actually well worth the fee. But if you want to save some money just come during mass.
Unfortunately, you can’t take the pictures inside, although it is very beautiful. There are some chapels that have some stunning green and red marble.
One of the best preserved fortresses in this region and a must-visit place while staying in Hvar. It is located on the top of the hill and you can get there by walking the whole way time or driving to the entrance and then walking to the very top.
From the top of the fortress you get an amazing view of the Hvar port. The place is super charming and the best time to visit is during the golden hours.
Hvar is a big island full of pine trees and beautiful beaches, no wonder it is known as an island resort. While staying in Hvar you should definitely find a nice spot to relax.
You can find a nice beach around Hvar Town or take a bus or drive and get to other parts of the island (depends on how long your stay is).
Hvar island is full of thick greenery that is mostly pine trees. A great combination of rocks, pine trees, and clear blue water makes this island stunning. So, don’t sit at home all day, have a walk through the magical forest and enjoy the freshness of pine trees and sea breeze.
Don’t think that because Hvar Town is small there is nothing to see. This is a charming old town full of cute narrow street and fantastic architecture. Closer to the coast there are numerous amounts of cozy cafes and restaurants and small boutique stores.
After exploring the old town, you must get a drink in one of the cafes overlooking the harbour and just enjoy people watching. Choose a nice sunny day and get yourself on an open terrace with an Aperol Spritz for example, feel how time stops here and a relaxing vibe just floats in the air.
Sunsets on this island are fantastic, so I recommend finding a nice spot somewhere on the hill and enjoy all the colours that appear in the sky.
Cody and I got very lucky, our AirBnB was in the perfect location for watching the sunset and every evening we were sitting on our terrace with a glass of wine and a perfect scene in front of us.