Why do tourists flock to Hvar Island?
Hvar is a picturesque island in the Adriatic Sea and is one of the most visited Croatian Islands. Also famous as Croatia's sunniest island with 2,718 hours of sun a year, Havr Island has become the quaint den of yachters, backpackers, honeymooners, and every other traveler who looks for an interesting vacation in Southern Dalmatia. The highlights of Hvar, Croatia include the Venetian architecture and the vibrant nightlife. The coast line of this beautiful island is filled withy rocky coves and has a lush landscape of heather, lavender, and pines.
Blessed with a Mediterranean climate, Hvar Island enjoys warm summers and mild winters. The island thrives on tourism and also falls on farming, olive growing, fishing, lavender and rosemary cultivation for its economy.
How to keep busy in Hvar, CroatiaIn Hvar, Croatia you do not need to search for sights as there are plenty. In 2006 Havr was selected as one of the top 10 most beautiful islands in the world (by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine). Here's a list of the fun, enriching, and delightful activities that Hvar, Croatia has for you.
The Venice Republic built the fortress of Hvar on a hill in 1557. The fortress is known as Fortica and is one of the sights you cannot miss, especially for the view it gives from the hilltop.
Paklinski Islands' beaches: These are an archipelago of islands standing proud in front of the harbor of Hvar and guarding it against the winds. If you are looking for a great place to soak the sun, get a tan, and dive into the sea, the Hvar island will give you ample of opportunity to do it. The clean, clear, and perfect water of the sea adds to the fun. Some of the popular beaches you should try to visit are the Jerolim Beach, which is the closest to the town, the family beach- Mlini Beach, the Stipanska Beach, and the most popular and biggest on Paklinski Island, the Palmizana Beach
Visiting the island is not complete without visiting the restaurants. There are specialized restaurants from fish dishes to the traditional conobas, and based on your budget, you can opt for exclusive or budget restaurants.
Other places of attractions are:
Loggia is a beautiful town built in 13th or 17th century (check) century. Another intriguing factor of the town is the clock tower.
The Hvar Arsenal is another place where you can be in awe of the place where the Venetian fleet was once situated. A theater and the Arsenal are located in the same building.
Churches in Hvar: The cathedral in Hvar, Croatia named after the town protector, St. Stephen is one of the important structures dating back to the 13th century. Another place you should think about visiting is the convent located in the heart of the city and is known as the Benedictine.
Hvar, Croatia has a vibrant nightlife for which you can visit the Town Square and also check out the other parts of the city.