The Best of the Island of Hvar
Collected by AFAR Editors , AFAR Staff
Hvar reverberates with the thump-thump dance beats of the European summer party crowd, but you can also find peaceful coves, charming villlages, and placid wineries on this Adriatic island off the Dalmatian coast.
6 Uvala Lozna, 21450, Hvar, Croatia
Just three miles away from Hvar Town, Little Green Bay is a quiet retreat on Lozna Bay, a finger of crystal-clear emerald water that laps against a small pebble beach. Opened in 2016 by a pair of French siblings, the boutique hotel is designed to...
Ul. Braće Biankini 4, 21460, Stari Grad, Croatia
Carpe Diem is not only a popular club on the stunning island of Hvar, but the motto "Seize the Day" also epitomizes everyday when on The Yacht Week in Croatia. Each of the seven days are complete with sailing the blue Adriatic Sea in the warm...
Jelsa, 21465, Jelsa, Croatia
On the pretty island of Hvar, beneath the Bastijana Winery of Andro Tomic, lies a jewel of a wine tasting hall. The dramatic cellar is called Triclinium and has been strikingly constructed out of various types of limestone in a similar manner to...
13, Vicka Butorovića, 21450, Hvar, Croatia
At the beachside restaurant Robinson's--a hidden gem with no electricity or running water, tucked away a nude beach on the coast of Hvar--every bite of "Squid Nona Mikra" is worth trekking for. And trek you will, as it's only reachable by an hour...
Trg Sv. Stjepana 3, 21450, Hvar, Croatia
The perfect spot to enjoy lunch in Hvar is Gaixia, a restaurant located right in the middle of the Old Town, in what was once a medieval palace. Outdoor tables are tucked into a large crevice in the stone wall of the alleyway, and the atmosphere...
Milna, 21405, Milna, Croatia
My local friends treated me to this feast which was by far the best meal I had in Croatia. A ten-minute drive from Hvar town, in nearby Milna, Restaurant Lambik's stone house built on an olive grove is an absolutely magical setting for dinner. The...
Postira BB, 21410, Postira, Croatia
I recently had the pleasure of partaking in a cycling tour on the Croatian islands of Brac and Hvar. The tour, which was sponsored by VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations, was a great way to see the Croatian islands as I was able to take in the...
Šetalište don Šime Ljubića 7, 21246, Stari Grad, Croatia
Formerly a private residence, this neoclassical villa is located in the center of Stari Grad, or the Old Town of Hvar, which is one of the oldest settlements in Europe (dating back to 384 B.C.E.) and much quieter than Hvar Town (which has become a...
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