HVAR, CROATIA // TRAVEL GUIDE.

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Hvar has been in the back of my mind for many years. Although famous for it's party-vibe and nightlife, there's plenty more to the island if that isn't your thing and you're old souls like us!

We only took a day trip out here, which is just about enough time, but with the grace of hindsight, I only wish I'd planned it a little better because quite a few things are dependent on transport and timings etc. Anyway, stick around and I'll show you the sights, what to do, and of course some tippity top food recommendations ;)





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EAT

- Tucked down a small side street, Fig Cafe is a cute little eaterie run by an Aussie and an American, serving fresh and local plates, and great to stop off for lunch. There are only a few tables outside, but worth the wait. I had one of their loaded flatbreads (tomato and onion jam, lamb's lettuce, pickled onion and fresh cheese) which was light, well-seasoned and delish.

- You'll not go far wrong with Black Pepper if you're after creative, local food and good service. A concise menu but lots to like, especially if you're open to trying different foods, and the waiter's are lovely.

- I can't say enough about Restaurant Park Hvar. We chose here for dinner, no doubt lured in by the beautiful terrace. Make sure to pick one of the shared dishes on the menu - we had a traditional Croatian fisherman's soup (I think it's a type of brodet) and it was sublime. Cooked to order, with a mix of perfectly cooked fish and seafood, and a broth to die for (not to mention that it's little floral entrance is the perfect place for photos).

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SEE

- I mentioned in my post from Split how obsessed I am with views, and seeing cities from above (although isn't everyone?) so Fortica Spanjola is a must-see. It's quite a climb for the unfit like me, although it was 30+ degree heat so there's my excuse ;) - but the views are spectacular. You can see the 'little mounds' of the Pakleni islands, St Stephen's church to the left, the harbour, which now looks tiny - and the sea really is that rich a blue. 

- Car ferries are double the duration of the catamarans, which is why we opted to leave ours behind, but how I wish we hadn't! Transport is difficult on the island (unless by boat), but a 20 or so minute drive away from the tourists and into the hills leads you to Velo Grablje, and it's lavender fields - something I'd definitely love to see should we return! This is where some planning ahead of time would have come in useful..


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DO

- Wander St Stephen's square, with it's many cafes and restaurants that spill out onto the polished flagstones. The other side of the harbour is a lot quieter too.

- Hop further round the island and you'll come to the gorgeous little bay of Dubovica. A little, pebbled shoreline gives way to glassy blue waters and it's much quieter than the main harbour. 

- If you're after a little history and culture, then the 15th century Franciscan Monastery is well worth the few pounds in entry fees. It houses some incredible Venetian artwork, including a depiction of the Last Supper - although I've no photos inside, sorry!

I hope you've enjoyed my little guide to Hvar, and find it helpful if you're looking to plan a trip here - no matter what you choose to do though, fear not disappointment ;) I'm not quite done with Croatia yet here on BTB, so meet me in the near future for more snaps of that gorgeous sea ;)


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6 comments

  1. Absolutely stunning photos! I'm obsessed!

    Anika xo | anikamay.co.uk

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  2. Hvar is so photogenic! Croatia has really become popular these past few years for tourism and it makes me wanna go back!

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  3. So many people seem to be going to Croatia at the moment, it is such a stunning place, I would love to go back!

    Danielle xx
    http://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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  4. This looks like the most amazing place babe!

    xx Lisa | lisaautumn.com

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  5. WOW! Croatia is right at the top of my to-visit list! I'll have to make a determined effort to get there.

    xoxo
    J
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    The Crown Wings

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  6. Croatia has been on my list to visit for forever!! And your pictures are nothing short of beautiful and amazing - serious heart eye emojis!! Can't wait for more posts because I don't think I could ever get enough of those amazing views and street shots!

    Cindy | www.cindyhyue.com

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