This enchanting Dalmatian Riviera island presents a rich vein of classic cultural highlights. Medieval architecture creates an impeccable backdrop to the stunning seascapes. Not only is Hvar a beautiful Mediterranean cruise destination in itself but this delightful island benefits from a truly sensational climate. Year round radiance warms the picturesque setting of terracotta structures with the sun shimmering across the exquisite harbour. Stroll the harbour front to find an array of super yachts complimenting the already illustrious atmosphere and head for one of the many café’s for a Croatian delicacy and a refreshing drink in the sunshine.
Passengers looking to explore the range of architectural wonders will not need to look far as the beautiful sights of iconic features such as St Stephen Cathedral and the Bishop’s Palace are close by and within walking distance. The 16th century Fortica Fortress also presents a wonderful sight from which to overlook the island of Hvar and the delectable array of surrounding islands. Guests looking to discover the scintillating history of the island will enjoy a venture to the Franciscan monastery. This fascinating construction was heirs from 1461 and now portrays a full spectrum museum and is most certainly worth a visit.
Shore excursion opportunities here are often limited yet extremely interesting. Many passengers visiting Hvar often prefer to explore the island individually; however, the excursions available with many cruise operators often provide an impressive vantage point to take in the serene sights on offer. Passengers wishing to explore a wide range of island highlights may wish to cover a larger area including the divine areas of Starigrad and Vrisnik. Starigrad holds the entrance to one of the finest bays on the island for a wonderful photo opportunity whilst Vrisnik is the perfect place to discover traditional country homes and local wineries. An alternative method of sightseeing is to opt for a cruising excursion and take a tranquil boat journey around the Hvar archipelago. An awe inspiring decoration of inhabited islands offer breath taking views and a stunning opportunity to marvel at this captivating Croatian setting.
Along with the many architectural wonders of Hvar, there are many tranquil locations to enjoy the beautiful sunshine and simply relax and unwind. Beach locations provide a sun worshippers haven and the many local bars, restaurants and cafes along the waterfront will welcome guests to enjoy Croatian cuisine.
The port of Hvar provides an entrancing opportunity to do as you please and simply enjoy the fabulous scenery at hand, however you spend your day, enjoy the mesmerising charm of a Croatian great.