The island at the Makarska Riviera in Croatia is actually one of the hotspots of the mediterian high society, but still also has its beautiful insider spots. If you arrive by car by ferry in Sućuraj, you can enjoy the lavender fields and the nature on the 1,5 hours trip to Hvar City or to Old Town. Otherwise, a passenger ferry brings you from Split to Hvar City.
The venezian infuenced town, lying in an idyllic bay with a dreamy harbour and surrounded by small islands, is the heart of Hvar. Quiet, romantic alleys and restaurants on the one hand, sailboats, yacht clubs and party all night long on the other hand make the atmosphere so special.
During the day, the taxi boats offer the possibility for an excursion to the surrounded islands with a lot of different, beautiful stone and sand beaches. The famous Carpe Diem Beach is in the daytime a cozy beach lounge, from 10 pm it turns to the ultimate party hotspot in Hvar with international DJs and dancing until 6am in the morning.
From the cultural point of view, a visit of the impressive fortress is despite the 40 Kuna entry fee absolutely worth it. After climbing up the steps and serpentine paths, visitors will be greeted by a magnificent view of the harbor and the town of Hvar and a look into the spooky dungeons.
Food & Lifestyle
For a perfect sundowner you can visit the Hula Hula Bar, in the north of Hvar City. Good drinks, various snacks and DJs playing electronic music.
The Top Bar with its stylish rooftop is also worth a visit.
After having an aperitif, you can take a walk through the lots of cozy alleyways,
until you take your desicion for one of the traditional restaurants. The Konoba Luviji is a very good recommandation for fresh and tasty traditional dalmatian food with a daily changing menu.
Stari Grad, built in 384 B.C. by the greek residents, is the oldest village in Hvar. The centre of Stari grad with its ancient architecture from the Austro-Hungarian monarchy and the generous harbour is a relaxed walk worth. Afterwards, take a stop at the well stocked market for some fresh fruits and vegetables from the local farmers.
Last but not least - on the way home you may take a stop at Zaraće Beach for a sun bath and unbelievably good lunch at Gego´s restaurant (especially the mussels are amazing). The quiet bay is only now and then visited by sailing boats, apart from that, it is a real insider tip for Hvar, which you shouldn´t miss.