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Exploring Hvar's Hidden Beaches by Vespa
We arrived at the Port of Hvar, Croatia by ferry, about an hour ride from Split. Near the center of town, we found a man who rented us a couple vespas for 50 Euros a day. He also gave us a simple map, which we used to hop on the main highway heading towards the opposite side of island. The drive took us through olive groves and vineyards, up and down the mountains along the coast. We didn't know exactly where we were going, so we ended up just following any road that looked like it led to the ocean. We landed at Dubovica first, parking our vespas on the side of the highway and following a dirt path for about ten minutes down a hillside. It spit us out on a secluded, empty beach with crystal clear water. After spending a couple hours swimming in the salty cove and lying in the sun, we climbed back up the hill, hopped on our vespas, and continued on down the road. The next exit we came across led us to Milna. The beach was a little more exposed, and speckled with sunbathers, so we walked into town in search of food. There were only a few restaurants, and we ended up at Kod Barba Bozjeg. The food was inexpensive, but the portions were generous and delicious. Their patio overlooked the water, and we watched the sun set while eating big greek salads, steak, seafood, and beer. We headed back to town as the last rays of light stretched out across the sea, returned our vespas, and considered it a day well spent.
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