The state of Croatia has several Islands under its control, one of which is Hvar. It is a beautiful Island, about 68km long, located off the famous Dalmatian coast of Croatia, and lies between other popular islands like Korčula and Brač. In fact, it is also known as the “Queen of Dalmatian islands”. We shall explore all there is to this exotic place that has captivated the hearts of millions around the world.
In the description, we will discuss the geographical landscape and the community of Hvar.
Although at one point it was, Hvar is not a part of the mainland anymore, due to geographical changes with time. The island consists of a series of ridges that go all the way from East to West and contains useful materials, such as Dolomite and Limestone within them. All the hills are surrounded by Pine forests, beautiful vineyards, olive gardens, and other sites, particularly for agricultural purposes.
Hvar has mild winters and hot summers. In all of Croatia, this Island has the most hours of sunshine. According to tourist reviews, May, September, and October are the best months to visit. In these times of the year, you may want to book a small cruise ship and visit the place for the best cruising experience.
The island of Hvar has a population of about 13000 and is divided into 4 major districts, one of them being a full-fledged city. The districts are:
Tourist Attractions to visit in Hvar
This island was invaded and colonized by many Empires, tribes, and states in the past. As a consequence, a lot of historical sights the tourists can visit exist in this region. After hours of luxury cruising, once the Adriatic cruise stops at the Island of Hvar, you may want to consider visiting a few historical monuments and several tourist attractions first.
This is a small and quaint church on the Island of Hvar, that also has a museum. In that museum, there are relics from many shipwrecks in the past.
People absolutely love to visit the fortress at the times of sunset. It is situated at the hilltop, and on the way up to the fortress, the scenery is phenomenal. You will see various fortifications, stone walls, and beautiful forest views. It gives you an entire view of the city.
Tourists in Hvar visit the beautiful Paklinski Island for a round trip. If you are planning to go to Hvar with Adriatic cruises, we recommend you to go luxury cruising on the Island. You will fall in love with the view.
The highlight of this fort is the walls that run down the hill. It is an amazing view that captivates tourists. This fort also gives a panoramic view of the entire city.
Cathedral of Saint Stephen I
This church is one of the oldest buildings in the town and is situated in the main square of the town. Currently, it is a Roman Catholic church, but its architecture is of the Gothic style of the 14th century. The bell tower is what makes this church a place worth visiting.
While you are on sailing holidays, it would be a good practice to visit the towns to try different restaurants there. Some of the finest restaurants are mentioned below.
This exotic restaurant is one of the best in Hvar. Just entering this place, seeing the beautifully carved walls and the “fortress” styled window panes make you feel like you’re dining in a King’s castle in the middle ages. The food served there is fresh, and with just one bite of it you will realize this far exceeds your expectations.
2. Fig Hvar
This is the most famous Mexican restaurant in the region. They have outdoor seating with the most beautiful view, and provide you with the finest quality of Wine, to make your night unforgettable. Vegetarian and vegan diets are also available for people who need them. Last, but not least, you can even reserve a seat beforehand if the people are at least 8 in number.
This restaurant is famously known for its waiters providing the finest recommendations to their guests, and providing the finest brands of wine to go with those food recommendations.
4. Zori Restaurant
This restaurant provides you with the finest food and the finest view. If you are relaxing at the beach and start to feel hungry, all you need to do is walk towards the restaurant, which is right in front of you. The waterfront view makes it the best spot for breakfast and lunch.
While you visit the Island for your sailing holidays, have a look at the historical sites and taste the delicacies from their finest restaurants, there are also some fun activities you should consider doing. They shall keep you entertained regardless of the circumstances.
Participating in Water Sports
You can partake in various sporting activities on the Island of Hvar, some of which include water surfing, skiing, and flyboarding, amongst many others. If you are not good at these things, there will be people available to teach you.
Visit the Shipwrecks
Since antiquity, several ships have sunk within the sea, and their wreckage still remains. There are diving organizations on the Island of Hvar that take you on a round trip to these wreckages. Though be aware, the scenery may prevent you from having a wonderful cruising experience again.
Trip to the Green Caves
You can also have a guided motorboat tour to the smaller island of the regions. Although people do go there on small cruise ships or even private charters, they have their limitations due to their huge size. Once you enter the cave in Ravnik Island, you will find yourself in an entirely different world, a magical one.
Walking at Jelsa
The beauty of Jelsa lies in its architecture. Walking down the street, you feel like you have gone back in time, and that moment gives you a feeling of great ecstasy. It would be a fun activity to do with your loved ones. Make sure to interact with the lovely residents of the town too.
If you are visiting in a private charter or otherwise, visiting this Island on the cruise should be within your must-do list. You will get to taste the best exotic food in the finest of restaurants and have fun exploring the ancient sites and learning their history.When all is said and done, the exquisite beaches of the Island will be there to relax you. It will be an experience you shall never forget.
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