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Island of Lavender and Stone Villages

Hvar, the island of immense natural beauty, is the longest Croatian island (68 km long) and a part of the Central Dalmatian archipelago. Its hillsides are covered with pine forests, vineyards, olive groves and lavender fields and the island has many peaceful coves. Along the southern coast there are several islets with Pakleni Islands at the western end. Hvar is famous for its pleasant Mediterranean climate with gentle winters, warm summers and many hours of sunshine.

Rich cultural and historic heritage of Hvar dates back to pre-historic times. Ancient Greeks and Illyrians coexisted here from as early as the 7th century BC. Greek fields between Stari Grad and Jelsa can still be seen from the air, and came under UNESCO protection in 2008. In the 16th and 17th centuries Hvar was a prominent centre of the Croatian literature with poets like Petar Hektorović and Hanibal Lucić. The town of Hvar and other towns and villages on the island have numerous architectural and cultural monuments which bear witness to outstanding artistic traditions.

Beautiful beaches and bays, crystal blue sea, scents of lavender, rosemary and oregano, unique gastronomy and good wine, variety of accommodation options and the hospitality of the local people are the guarantees of a holidays in Hvar you will always remember.

  • Last visit to Hvar: Jun 2011
  • Intro Updated Jul 15, 2011
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  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    Hvar is a place that is very dear to my heart. I am visiting the island for more than 20 years. would like to be there right now too :)

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Mar 10, 2013 at 6:14 AM

    Sounds wonderful with the small bays, local wine and charming stone houses! I would very much like to be there right now!

  • ines2003's Profile Photo
    Nov 16, 2012 at 8:48 AM

    Congratulations on your Barney award!

    • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
      Nov 16, 2012 at 10:57 AM

      Gracias Carla! I see you live in Uruguay. I've only been to Colonia and really liked it!

  • DAO's Profile Photo
    Nov 3, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    Congratulations!

  • suvanki's Profile Photo
    Nov 3, 2012 at 3:39 AM

    Congratulations! Looking forward to sitting down and reading your winning page.

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Nov 1, 2012 at 10:54 PM

    Congratulations on your Barney award!

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo
    Nov 1, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Your pages on Hvar are wonderful and so deserving of the Barney Award. Congratulations!

    • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
      Nov 1, 2012 at 11:47 PM

      Thank you dear Lori for your nice compliment!! It came so unexpectedly and I'm absolutely delighted :)

  • cyndymc's Profile Photo
    Nov 1, 2012 at 6:02 AM

    You truly deserve the Barney award for this travel page, Mira. Hvar is such a beautiful place and your write up made it look more fascinating for tourists ;)

    • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
      Nov 1, 2012 at 9:27 AM

      Thanks one more time for your very nice compliment dear Cyndy! Haha, hope this doesn't mean that too many tourist come. Then the place will certainly loose part of its charm :)

  • taigaa001's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2012 at 10:59 PM

    Congratulations!! Your Hvar page is one of my favorites among candidate pages.

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2012 at 10:38 AM

    Juchuuuuuu!!! Hurray!!! Congratulations Mira :-))))

    • Trekki's Profile Photo
      Nov 1, 2012 at 10:54 AM

      :-))) Did you hear me screaming of joy when I watched it? You so much deserved this price!!!!!

    • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
      Nov 1, 2012 at 12:48 PM

      yes, I think I heard something. so that was you!! now, can't you see me blushing with so much praise? :)))

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