Hvar is a slice of paradise – a small island which can be found just off the coast of Dalmatia in the Adriatic Sea.
We visited back in June as part of a trip that included Dubrovnik and Split in Croatia, as well as Mostar – a small city in the southern reaches of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
To reach Hvar we booked tickets on a ferry departing early in the morning from Split returning the next day through Jadrolinija. It was cheap and easy with a good service, and reasonably-priced refreshments are available on board.
Keeping in-line with a budget, we stayed at Hotel Delfin in Hvar Town. Hvar Town, surprisingly, comes to life at night, attracting a large party crowd, yet is rather quaint in the daytime. Our hotel was perfectly located, right on the edge of the harbour, which meant a great view when we ate our free buffet breakfast out on the veranda.
Attractions-wise, we checked out Hvar Fortress – a 403-year-old fortress which looks over the town and was damaged in World War II – but most of our time was consumed on the amazing Green and Blue Caves excursion, put on by Hvar Tours.
In addition to seeing the caves on the islands of Ravnik and Biševo, respectively, we were whisked off by speedboat to picturesque locations such as Stiniva Cove, Vis and the Palmižana inlet where we were able to grab a bite to eat.
There’s plenty more to do including the Cathedral of St Stephen and visiting Stari Grad and its coastal plain – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We had an awesome time in Hvar, and a lot of what we got up to is now available to see on YouTube. Check it out below!