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Hvar holidays 2020
Follow a long line of celebrities and book your holiday in Hvar! One of the most glamorous destinations in the Med, this gorgeous island is located in the Adriatic Sea just off Croatia's Dalmatian Coast. Its beautiful, historic capital, Hvar Town, has become a jet-set hotspot, packed with ultra-stylish shops, bars and nightclubs. (You might recognise it from the TV series, The Game of Thrones.)
The beaches on Hvar are mainly pebbly little bays, fringed by palm trees, but all are blessed with stunning, transparent waters. There are a couple of sandy beaches, such as those found in the appealing towns of Jelsa and Vrboska, and the island’s interior is full of lavender fields, vineyards, and enchanting traditional villages.
Why book Hvar holidays
Must-visit historical sites
Visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral & its square, the Franciscan Monastery
Cultural hotspot not to miss
Admire the Renaissance architecture of the Venetian Loggia
Discover the best beaches
We love Dubovica beach with its tranquil, blue Adriatic waters
Take a quick water taxi to the Pakleni Islands or to gorgeous Brac Island
Lush natural wonders
A boat trip to the Blue and Green caves is a must
Perfect for watersports
Enjoy perfect conditions for kayaking and diving
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The island hub is Hvar Town, a beautiful collection of ancient buildings arranged seductively around a harbour. Packed with handsome monuments and crowned by a fortress that offers amazing views, it’s also got scores of uber-chic bars, clubs, cafés and restaurants. Few Mediterranean destinations can match it for glamorous nightlife. Water taxis leave for the Pakleni Islands, where you’ll find unspoilt wilderness, lovely beaches, and a clutch of stylish bars. Stari Grad, on the other side of the island, is one of the oldest towns in Europe. It is exquisitely preserved and, along with the surrounding Stari Grad Plain, has been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The coastline is pocked with enchanting coves, and there are a couple of sandy stretches at Jelsa and Vrboska.
The beaches on Hvar are utterly breathtaking, but don’t imagine the typical Mediterranean packed strands. Hvar’s beaches are largely pebbly little coves, each more enchanting than the last, and some can only be accessed by boat. Hvar Town has no beaches, although you’ll find plenty of rocks to jump off. The nearest beaches are Mekicevica (2.5km) and Milna (4km), while Dubovica (8km from Hvar Town) is a perfect miniature cove located about 8 kilometres away. There are lots of beaches (largely shingle and pebbles) on the Pakleni Islands, reached by water taxi, many with laid-back beach bars. Jelsa and Vrboska have the best sandy beaches, plus a clutch of pretty coves.
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