Hvar trip – discover the island of Hvar
Explore Hvar, one of the most beautiful islands in the world
Two hours by ferry from Split and there it is, the famous island of Hvar surrounded by the islands of Brač, Vis and Korčula. With almost 68 km of length, it is one of the biggest islands on the Adriatic. Known for its rich history, culture, beautiful nature, crystal clear sea and over 2700 sunny hours per year, Hvar is an ideal summer destination on the Adriatic. You can experience a part of the island charm by taking a one day trip, but ideally you should visit Hvar for a few days.
Numerous celebrities, respectable foreign media houses and famous tv channel E! recommend Hvar as one of the most beautiful islands in the world.
The island of Hvar
Hvar dates from the 4th century when the Syracusans from Vis founded Stari Grad and Hvar. During the rich history Romans, Byzantines and Venetians left their legacy in almost every part of the island. From 1886. Hvar slowly became famous as health resort rich with Dalmatian healthy products and untouched nature. Called the queen of the Croatian Dalmatian islands, Hvar was an important strategic and nautical position throughout the history. With almost 140 years of organised tourism, Hvar has much to offer: cultural attractions, night life, heavenly sandy beaches under pine trees, great lavender fields in Zastrazisce, secluded bays near Sućuraj... And one more interesting thing: Hvar is the only island in the world which houses three UNESCO heritages ( The Stari Grad Plain, the "Za Križem" Easter Procession in Jelsa, and the lace from the Benedictine Nuns in Hvar Town).
Stari Grad and the town of Hvar
Unique treasure kept behind Hvar walls has made this gorgeous town one of the most visited towns in Dalmatia. Thanks to Venetians, Hvar became a safe harbor for boats which made it a very important for entire Dalmatia and its trade routes. Hvar has a long cultural tradition, and it is known as the place where one of the first theaters in Europe was created. It is a hometown to the Renaissance poet Hanibal Lucić. Stari Grad (en."Old Town" - gr."Faros"), dating from 384 BC, is one of the oldest towns in Europe. The beauty of the most ancient part of Stari Grad falls within the UNESCO Protected World Heritage Site.
The most aromatic island on the Adriatic
Discover unique Hvar and Dalmatian spirit by visit beautiful vineyards, olive groves and lavender fields. Did you know that Hvar is known as the most aromatic island? You can buy some lavender and take this great aroma to your home.
Agava lace - Hvar aloe lace
Probably you did not know that the town of Hvar is home to only monastery in the world which knits lace from agave plants. Hvar lace is unique because the thread is collected from the aloe leaves of agave plants that grow on the island. The process starts from picking the leaves which are then specially processed to get a thin white thread.
Secluded bays and beautiful beaches
There is one more thing you must do before leaving the island. Take the map and pick your beach in a secluded pine shaded bay and take a swim in crystal clear sea.
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Hope you have a great time on the island of Hvar and become its friend for life :)