If you’re seeking a picture-perfect island break, look no further than Hvar. Hvar holidays offer everything you could possibly want from an Adriatic island getaway - and then some. Besides unspoiled nature and historic towns, the island of Hvar has a super energetic nightlife and tons of amazing beaches to explore. From pristine shores to seafood restaurants, and ancient towns: there's something for everyone on Hvar island.
As a hotspot for the world's rich and famous, Hvar is no stranger to tourists - and VIP ones at that. Popstars, princes and celebs flock to Hvar for its luxury resorts, stunning beaches and world-famous party scene. But holidays to Hvar are anything but exclusive, and the island offers plenty of magic beyond the buzz of the yacht-lined Hvar Town and Stari Grad.
Hvar's natural beauty, which it offers in spades, is what attracts families, couples, and adrenaline junkies alike. The interior of the island is covered with sprawling vineyards and lavender fields, while the coast around Hvar is made up of pine-forested bays and secluded coves - so you can enjoy the Adriatic all to yourself.
Explore the historic heart of Hvar
At the heart of Hvar Town lies St. Stephen's Square, a long and gleaming plaza that boasts a Gothic cathedral, flanked by winding, cafe-lined streets. In this bustling port town, you'll find ancient walls, a fortress perched on a hilltop, and the Renaissance-era Franciscan monastery - set amid alleyways peppered with traditional bars and seafood restaurants.
Travel back in time
One of the oldest towns in Europe, the port of Stari Grad was first settled by the Ancient Greeks and later coveted by the Ottomans. It was here that 16th-century poet Petar Hektorović created a summer retreat, the Tvrdalj. His arcade-flanked seawater fishpool, walled herb garden and dovecote tower can be strolled around today, after being repaired and rebuilt through the 1900s.
Party like royalty
When the sun goes down, pay a visit to one of the sea-facing clubs that keep the party going all day and night long. Hula Hula is a great place for daytime partying and after-beach indulgence: close to the Hotel Amfora on a rocky outcrop of land called Majerovica, it’s accessible by foot - or by boat. Plenty of celebs have partied here, including Prince Harry. Take advantage of one of the few places in town where you can watch the sunset sink into the water, enjoying a cocktail and a soundtrack of ambient house music.
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