The island of Hvar is considered the sunniest island in Croatia and one of the most beautiful islands in the world. The largest town on the island is the town of Hvar a unique fusion of luxurious Mediterranean nature, rich cultural and historical heritage and an elite tourist location. It is situated in picturesque nature with plenty of Mediterranean attractions. Hvar is a treasury of scenery, great atmosphere, adventure and excitement.
Hvar is often described as “a fairytale town with its architecture, beautiful nature and mild climate” but also an unavoidable trendy jet set place, visited by many famous celebrities. Listed as one of “Europe’s best destinations” Hvar was Europe’s best hidden gem in 2018, best celebrity destination, best nautical route in 2017 and much more.
The island is known for its pleasant Mediterranean climate and large number of sunny hours. Both the island and the city of Hvar are rich in historical cultural heritage. The town itself is a living monument especially the Fortica fortress. The cathedral is dedicated to St. Stjepan I, a pope and a martyr, who is also the patron of the Hvar Diocese and the City of Hvar. The cathedral is situated on the St. Stephen square known as ”Pjaca” in the centre of the town.
The Hvar Arsenal is the oldest theatre in Europe. The construction of the building started in the 13th century and was originally used as storage for galleys and marine equipment. At the beginning of the 17th century a folk theatre was built on the floor above the Arsenal. The historical heritage such as The Franciscan monastery with its rich museum exhibits and the City Hall from the 15th Century, which is the only present remnant of the former Governor’s Palace is just a part of the interesting island. Hvar offers numerous interesting catering facilities ideal for relaxing.
Over the past few years it has unavoidably becoma a trendy jet set location visited by many famous Hollywood and domestic stars, as well as famous athletes and politicians. We recommend a visit to the city and enjoying a traditional Dalmatian fresh meal. The island known for the beautiful lavender fields has lavender products offered throughout the entire island. One of the most unique and popular products is lavender ice cream. This local delicacy with with its creamy texture and light purple colour is definitely something to try before leaving the island.
Milna is a small town, situated on the island of Brač, known for its
natural harbour, harmonious and preserved traditional architecture. As
a tourist destination it is the ideal place to relax and enjoy the slow paced Dalmatian lifestyle. It offers its visitors crystal clear sea and clean air as well as traditional local food and drinks.
Long ago the Italians called this small town “Valle di mille navi” – a bay with thousands of boats. During the construction of Diocletian’s Palace in Split, Milna had a role as a port for merchant ships and yet to this day it has the function of the largest, most protected and most beautiful harbour on Brac. Milna’s residents have always been shipbuilders and sailors, which can be noticed by its urbanism.
The sea view from the coast consists of houses of fishermen, shipowners and captains from the 18th and 19th centuries. Some of them are somewhat modernized, but most of them retained their traditional spirit, as well as the town itself. The baroque church with a typical Dalmatian bell tower and rich interior, dominated by works of famous Venetian painters is located in the centre of Milna.