INSIDER TIPS Hvar is a heady isle that wows with delights aplenty. Nature with intoxicating beauty. Endless sunshine. Gorgeous beaches. Heaps of ancient history. Storybook landscapes. Prime food & wine. Outdoor thrills galore. Groovy party scene famed worldwide.
Drift right across from Hvar Town to the wooded archipelago of some 20 small islands, rocks and reefs, stretching out toward the horizon. Paklinski Islands, known to locals as Pakleni Otoci, are a gorgeous hideaway for the day, with their string of standout beaches and tiny coves basked by sunshine.
This fragrant plant is the star of Hvar's bountiful flora. Until the mid-1970s, Hvar was #8 among the world's largest lavender producers. Today, the pretty village of Velo Grablje in the island's interior hosts an annual lavender festival in summer. The herb features in dishes, desserts and drinks served across the island.
STARI GRAD PLAIN
Smack in the middle of the island, Stari Grad Plain, also known as Ager Pharensis, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, created 24 centuries ago. This remarkably preserved masterpiece of ancient Greek farming landscape has tiny plots fringed by drywalls, beehive-shaped farm huts, vineyards, olive groves and flower-dotted fields, all paired with sea views.
BE ONE WITH HVAR
As true destination INSIDERS, we know our own place better than Google does! Here’s our pick of carefully selected destination experiences, while for even more interesting things, you’ll simply have to visit us and become one with the destination!