Recommended sightseeing in the area:
Worth seeing in Hvar:
Hvar is one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean with its hills covered with pine forests, vines, olive trees, orchards and lavender fields. Its climate is characterised by mild winters and hot summers.
- Tourist attractions: St Stephen's Cathedral; Arsenal Theatre; Spanish Fortress, built in the 16th century and offering a spectacular view of the town and the surrounding islands; Franciscan Monastery, etc.
- The beaches: The best beaches are at Palmizana, Bonj Les Bains, Mlini, Zarace and Zavala.
Worth seeing in the local area:
- Korčula: Just as soon as you've set your eyes on the charming houses and beautiful landscape of Korčula on the approach to the island, you'll be dreaming of a simple life. Korčula is the sixth largest island in the Croatian Adriatic and one of Dalmatia's most relaxing destinations.
- Brač: Many know Brač as an island of olive growers, viticulture and wine making, but really, it's a small slice of heaven on earth. The most popular parts of Brač are the south coast and Bol, its oldest town. Bol's trademarks are the unique rock formations on the beach and its stunning clear, blue water. Back in town, you'll find plenty of vibrant bars and restaurants where you can quench your thirst before exploring the outdoor market and the many shops around the port.
- Split (approximately 1 hr from Hvar): Split is Dalmatia's main city and one of the largest on the Adriatic coast. It's a great place to wander and admire the wonderful architecture that the city has to offer. Diocletian's Palace is one of the city's most arresting cultural landmarks. Split is Dalmatia's main city and one of the largest on the Adriatic coast. It's a perfect place for a stroll to soak up the local culture and marvel at the city's wonderful architecture. Take your time and stop off at some of the many bars and cafés which fill the streets. Diocletian's Palace is one of the city's most arresting cultural landmarks. Small shops and houses still fill the area within the walls, home to 3000 residents. It is one of the best preserved examples of architecture from the period.
The port of Split is a bustling marina with numerous bars and restaurants - a perfect place to spend the afternoon drinking local beer and watching the boats and yachts bathed in the glow of the Mediterranean sunshine.