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Island hopping in Croatia: Hip hip, Hvar!


We've just arrived at another stunningly beautiful island on the Adriatic coast, with 13th century walls, an interesting history and a fantastic hike up to its fort.


Hvar is the 6th largest Croatian island, and with its welcoming harbour, Venetian style architecture and the hottest nightlife, it's little wonder this place attracts movie stars and back packers alike.



Beautiful, local handmade jewellery and handicrafts will make your credit card jump into your hand. Then wander into one of the many quaint back streets and you'll find a buzzing little restaurant or tavern, serving luscious local wines and delectable Dalmatian bites. 


Just on the other side of Hvar harbour is the historical town of Stari Grad, which dates back to 385BC. Stari Grad Plain is another UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to an agricultural landscape that has stayed the same since the 4th century. Indeed it feels like stepping back into another century!



Here, we dined in a 100-year-old restaurant on a new fish, which you can choose yourself - and it's all washed down with local vino and finished off with a special doughnut delicacy.


My craving for Croatia was well founded - I can see why everyone is coming here!


The writer is travelling with Beyond Travel.


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Written by: Jenny Rowland
Published: 24 May 2018

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