If you are searching the web for the most beautiful islands in the world, you will probably find the island of Hvar in Croatia in almost all of these top lists. In company with Bali, Indonesia, Prince Edward Island, Canada, Koh Tao, Thailand, Maldives, Fiji, Mallorca, Spain etc. Island Hvar covers an area of approximately 300 square kilometers and has 11500 inhabitants. The island is 68 kilometers long and 10.5 kilometers wide in its widest part. The capital is the town of Hvar, where lives about 4500 inhabitants.
Town of Hvar
The town of Hvar is the largest place on the island and one of the most desirable destinations in Croatia. The average annual number of sunny hours is over 2700, so the island is nice to visit in spring and autumn.
It is full of historical sights, most important of which are the fortress Fortica, the cathedral of Hvar, the Hvar Theater and the Franciscan monastery.
The city of Hvar is famous for its crazy nights, good disco clubs and after beach parties.
In front of the town of Hvar there are Pakleni Islands, a group of 20 islets and cliffs, a favorite excursion site for visitors to Hvar.
Pakleni islands are famous for their shallow sandy beaches, and the most beautiful is on the isle of Klement where there is a nautical marina. If you’re a nudist on the islet Jerolim, you will find a nudist beach.
You will need 20 minutes to arrive by boat from the town of Hvar to Pakleni islands.
Stari Grad is the oldest town in Croatia. 384 BC, Greeks from the Paros Island in the Aegean Sea founded the town on the island of Hvar, which they named Faros.
Cooled by the summer breeze, surrounded by pine forests, Stari Grad is in the hot summer days the rare Dalmatian places where the air is fresh and the sleep refreshing.
Stari Grad is an ideal starting point for long walks and excursions to the most versatile and most wonderful Adriatic island. Comfortable private accommodation, taverns and restaurants with healthy homemade food and traditionally good island wines, will give you a vacation that you will not forget.
Jelsa is situated in the center of the island of Hvar on the shore below the two highest island tops. After Hvar, the most important place on the island.
The beautiful Jelsa is surrounded by pine forests, vineyards, olive groves, and lavender. It is rich in historical sights recommended to explore, as well as churches, squares, parks, and caves.
Sandy or pebble coves and capes are extremely suitable for sunbathing and swimming. Dense pine forest and always light breeze provide the guests with the refreshment and shade needed for the great heat.
Vrboska – the smallest town on the island lies beside the narrow and curving fjord. Founded in the 15th century, it is often called “Little Venice” because of its numerous small bridges.
Vrboska is famous for its beautiful pebble and sandy beaches, the fresh air, crystal blue sea, untouched nature. There is also Zečevo, a nudist island. Near the beach are apartments, family pensions, restaurants, camps with shops, buffets etc.
Local gastronomy relies on the rich fishing tradition of Vrboska. Food from the surrounding fields and fresh fish – with olive oil and aromatic spices – will be a unique gourmet experience.
Sucuraj is the easternmost point of the island of Hvar, a picturesque little tourist and fishing village and a ferry port.
Small place has 357 inhabitants living mainly from tourism, fisheries, and agriculture. Architecture is a typical Dalmatian, with stone houses and narrow streets. The gastronomic offer of restaurants, taverns, and taverns includes traditional homemade fish specialties, crabs, shellfish, wine, and olive oil.
For those who want to enjoy a relaxing rhythm and escape from everyday noise, crowds, rushes, and stress, Sucuraj is an ideal destination. Whether it’s easy walks through Sucuraj streets or by the sea, drinking the first-morning coffee or a refreshing drink, pleasure is guaranteed.
Vela Stiniva Bay
So, you finally arrive at one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Once you have settled in the bay Vela Stiniva all the destinations that I have mentioned will be easily accessible.
Enjoy, swim, run, climb, sunbathe, bicycle, do nothing, walk, read. Get rid of all your worries and forget about everyday problems.
You have only one life!