Croatia is becoming more and more popular as a holiday spot, and many people visit it because they want to see the island of Hvar. Set in the Adriatic Sea, it is the Croatian island that receives the most sun and has been considered to be one of the most beautiful islands in the world. It is one of the biggest of the Dalmatian archipelago and has more than 10,000 inhabitants, many of whom will be ready to ensure that all visitors have an amazing holiday.
The ideal way to get to the island of Hvar is by boat or yacht, and there are many places where it is possible to go. When based on the island the places to see are Selca, Dol and Brusje, and after exploring the inland there are many inlets to see as well including Hvar town and Vbroska. Selca is the place to go if you want peace and tranquility and while there is little to do there, it is a great place to spend a few quiet hours before moving on to a livelier place.
When you go to Dol, there are 2 distinct parts – the west part is St Mary’s and the east is St Ana’s. The alter at St Mary’s church is credited to Ivan Rendic, a famous Croatian sculpture, while in St Ana’s the church dates back to 1226. As well as the churches there is a chance to discover how Hvar farmers have worked over the years. Brusje is another place to go for peace and quiet on the island of Hvar, and as it is only 6 miles away from Hvar, it can be the catalyst to bigger things.
With a yacht, it will be possible to sail around the island of Hvar and when doing this there are a variety of activities to take part in. There are many watersports available around the island of Hvar– kayaking and sailing included, as well as the chance to stop off at ports around the island and enjoy the beaches, go climbing on some outstanding mountains, or just sightsee the towns and Cities.
Thanks to the Mediterranean temperature of the island, whenever you visit, you should find it comfortable with temperatures ranging from 9º C in the winter and peaking at around 35º C in July. One place that must be visited is Hvar Town and once you have sailed into the bay, you can visit some beautiful restaurants that are set in cobbled streets. Before moving on you can visit St Stephens Square – one of the oldest in Dalmatia, the arsenal that dates back to the 16th Century and the 15th Century monastery and museum.
In Vbroska you will find the smallest villages on the island but there is still much to see. The fisherman’s museum shows not only the tools for catching fish, but also the machines that were in the fish factory. The Church of St Mary of Grace was built in the 16th Century as a fortress against the Turks. It was considered a building of outstanding beauty.
As you will see, the ideal way to visit the island of Hvar is by renting a yacht, and if you do not have one it will be possible to hire one, then maneuver it yourself or hire a sailor and maid so that you can enjoy the trip.