A luxury holiday to Hvar is one of mediaeval through to 17th century architecture, forts, cobblestone plazas, ancient walls and churches, all of which are lined with atmospheric café’s, fashionable bars and mouth-watering restaurants aplenty. The evenings are warm here, and the smell of lavender, olive groves and distant vineyards hangs in the air as boats bob atop picturesque harbour waters; such is the lure of this favourite Dalmatian island.
Visit the Old Town and surrounding villages for some of Hvar’s main attractions such as the 17th century arsenal, Franciscan Monestary, the ancient walls of Fortica, UNESCO-listed Stari Grad, St Stephen’s Cathedral, Our-Lady-of-Mercy Church-Fortress and countless more cultural treasures, with bewitching 14th and 16th century buildings being particularly prevalent on Hvar. In fact, simply driving between some of these well-preserved monuments is a joy in itself, as you weave from one beautifully delicate village to the next, passing surprisingly fertile rolling plains and plenty of secluded, untouched bays. Though there are many, some of the more noteworthy include Zavala, Zarace and Jelsa Beach.
Then, of course, the nightlife of Hvar. Famed all over Europe, there is something to suit everyone, from open-all-night clubs to sophisticated cocktail bars, chic restaurants, laidback beach joints, traditional backstreet eateries and everything in between. Revel until your heart’s content, before journeying home to your design hotel, guesthouse or luxury resort; Croatian holiday heaven.