Updated: Jan 12, 2020
Exploring the island rural interior and visiting the French fortress built by Napoleon troops was so much fun.
It was a nice hike on st Nicholas hill and has a scenic view of Hvar town, the Spanish Fortress, Pakleni and Vis islands that I did not want to miss during my gateway. I then enjoyed a Dalmatian meal at the old town and kept wandering in its narrow alleys and tiny cool stores.
I stayed at Hvar island but this day cruise is doable from either Vis Island or Hvar and the following sights were my favorites:
- Stiniva Beach:
It is ranked the best beach in Europe in 2016 by Brussels-based tourism organization following a poll of more than 10,000 holiday-makers. It's a tiny beach nestled inside a two high, rocky cliffs that open like theater curtains. The beach itself can only be reached by hiking down a steep and narrow path or by taking a taxi boat .
- Green Cave:
Located on the islet Ravnik, on the southern side of Vis island, the Green Cave is less famous than the Blue Cave, but definitely worth visiting. A swim in shining emerald waters is what I was looking for.
-The Blue Cave:
located on island Bisevo, it is one of the most unique natural phenomena in the world. It was the highlight of my stay in Hvar. With its silvery-blue color, created by light refraction of sunlight entering through a crack in the stone, it leaves nobody indifferent.
- Palmizana bay:
I then head to Palmizana bay that was suggested by the taxi boat captain to enjoy an unforgettable lunch on the glorious blue waters. It was kind of hidden away. It had few restaurants, idyllic rustic setting, and relaxed atmosphere in front of the Adriatic. It is a a lovely stop after a day cruising or to get away from the busy Hvar.
Zori Restaurant & lounge was Great location and loved the view from the restaurant. Food was fantastic! the meal was among the best I had during my 10 days in Croatia.
There are ton of hotels and airbnb available in Hvar. I stayed at the quietest side of Hvar Island, Milna. It is situated 6 km away from the town of Hvar, in a protected cove with two sandy beaches, separated from each other by a pine forest.
Hotel Fortuna :
A little gem that is owned by a lovely family. It has the best position overlooking the pretty bay and you can enjoy a nice breakfast, lunch or dinner watching the sea.
-How to get to Hvar Island:
If you land in Split, there is a ferry that leaves many times a day to Hvar island. Almost 17 times a day in high season and twice a day in low season. It takes around an hour to get there. The cost is 6 USD per passenger, you add other fee if you are traveling with your car. Keep in mind to always check the time schedules and get there at least half an hour before your departure.
Have fun in one of the top destinations in Europe in the last 6 years!