Hvar is a well-developed island just off Croatia’s Dalmatian coast, attracting travellers to its vibrant port town and excellent beaches. Summertime sees huge crowds occupying popular spots like Dubovica, 8 km east of Hvar Town, and Bonj Beach that's renowned for its nightlife. You can find more secluded beaches and coves on the nearby Pakleni Islands – easily reachable by hiring a pasara (small boat) or joining a cruise.

    Surrounded by 13th-century walls, Hvar Old Town offers a labyrinth of age-old cobbled and marble streets, where you can visit historic landmarks like Cathedral of St. Stephen, Paladini Palace and Hvar Theatre. For excellent views of Hvar, climb to the top of the 13th-century Hvar Fort, which sits high above Hvar Town.

    Where & what to eat in Hvar

    • 5 Best Restaurants in Hvar

      Dining in Hvar promises a combination of Croatian food and culture. Surrounded by the Adriatic Sea, the lush landscape – and surrounding ocean – provides plenty of fresh ingredients, with countless local restaurants making sure to use them in a variety of delicious ways. The region's top dining opportunities are mostly found in the island's largest community of Hvar Town, which bustles...

    Where to go & what to do at night in Hvar

    • 5 Best Nightlife in Hvar

      Nightlife in Hvar attracts thousands of dancing revellers each year as the island is packed with bars and clubs. Featuring everything from fashionable beach clubs to trendy cocktail bars, there's no shortage of venues that stay open into the early hours. Most of the action centres around Hvar Town, the island's largest community. Throughout the year, the harbour is filled...

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