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Written by Kajani Shivam on July 23, 2020 Share on

Explore Hvar: The Best of Croatia’s Coastal Jewel

Located in Eastern Europe, Croatia is a coastal country which is filled with beauty and offers a variety of things to do for the tourists. Croatia is definitely a traveller’s paradise, right? What not? You have everything in Croatia for a picture-perfect vacation. And yes, I will be virtually taking you through Croatia’s most happening island, Hvar. Hvar is known as the destination for celebrities and luxury. This place is gifted with fascinating nightlife, stunning beaches, vineyards, fields of lavender and olive, flora and fauna, unique culture, adventure sports, historic heritage, amazing food to eat, luxury villas and five-star hotels and many more. Hvar is interesting, right? Well, how about discovering the 10 incredible things to do in Hvar? Have a read and find out the 10 incredible things to do in Hvar for a picture-perfect vacation.

Hvar in Croatia
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10 incredible things to do in Hvar

  • Visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral
  • Boat trip to the Blue and Green Caves
  • Water Sports
  • Enjoy nightlife in Hvar
  • Tour through the Lavender
  • Dubovica Beach
  • Enjoy Dalmatian Cooking at Konoba Menego
  • Explore Hvar in a Volkswagen Beetle
  • Franciscan Monastery
  • Visit Jelsa

1. Visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral

St. Stephen's Cathedral
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Visiting St. Stephen’s Cathedral is undoubtedly one of the 10 incredible things to do in Hvar. This cathedral was built in the 16th-century and is praised for its beauty. Also, as soon as you enter, you will find a huge collection of artworks. Some of them are works by Palma Junior, Stefano Celesti and the lesser-known Spanish painter Juan Boschettus. Also, never miss seeing the Madonna and Child art which is a crowd puller.

2. Boat trip to the Blue and Green Caves

Blue Cave in Bisevo Island
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Get ready to hop from island to island on a guided motorboat tour to witness the beautiful nature in the waters. You will be first taken to Ravnik Island which is home to the Green Cave. Trust me, it’s magical! The sunlight creates a celestial emerald green glow here. You can admire the beauty and swim in the sea. The next stop will be at the Blue Cave which is located at the Bisevo Island’s shoreline. You will find the whole cave glowing in blue colour and looks like a fairyland. In addition, this tour also includes stops for snorkelling and beach lounging. Well, this is definitely one of the 10 incredible things to do in Hvar, right?

3. Water Sports

A lady jumping into the sea
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Well, you must be waiting to see water sports on this list, right? Hvar is packed with water sports. Some of the best water sports in Hvar are water skiing, tube rides, banana rides, wakeboarding, kayaking and diving. Make sure you take part in water sports for some chilled and adventure experiences.

4. Enjoy nightlife in Hvar

Wine bottles in Hvar
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If you wish to experience Hvar completely, you should definitely enjoy the nightlife in Hvar. You will see a different version of the town coming to life at night with pub crawls for backpackers, wine bars for couples, jazz venues for great music and plenty of bars to bring out your dancing skills. Cool, huh? In addition, some of the popular places for nightlife in Hvar are Veneranda, Hula Hula, Carpe Diem and Kiva Bar.

5. Tour through the Lavender

Lavender flowers in Hvar
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Lavender lovers, you will thank me for adding this in the 10 incredible things to do in Hvar list. Excited? Well, I am sure you won’t be disappointed. Also, do you know that Hvar has been nicknamed as the Lavender Island? Well, that’s because the lavender flowers grown on Hvar’s hillsides is organically produced and are sown and picked by hands. You will find the rocky slopes and hills being filled with lavender flowers. Also, do not miss to capture some beautiful clicks. Interestingly, you will also find lavender essential oils, products in Hvar. So, make sure you buy some of the products in Hvar.

6. Dubovica Beach

Dubovica Beach is located on the south coast of the island and is one of the must-visit beaches in Hvar. In addition, this beach is only accessible by a short hike from the coastal road. The moment you reach the beach, you will feel heaven. Dubovica beach is extremely beautiful and well maintained. Looking for a long walk along the shores? Tranquillity? Well, then make sure you add Dubovica beach in your itinerary.

7. Enjoy Dalmatian Cuisine at Konoba Menego

A dish in Hvar
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Tasting the Dalmatian Cuisine at Konoba Menego is definitely one of the 10 incredible things to do in Hvar. Also, you might be wondering why to choose Konoba Menego, right? Well, this place in Hvar offers the best of Dalmatian Cuisine. You will find people moving to Konoba Menego just to eat the delicious dishes. Also, make sure you try veggie platter drizzled in local olive oil, vinegar, honey and garlic, polenta chicken dish, octopus salad, marinated fish, anchovies, and shrimps. To satisfy your taste buds, make sure you plan a visit to Konoba Menego on your vacation to Hvar.

8. Explore Hvar in a Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen Beetle in Hvar
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Love exploring in cars? Well, how about exploring Hvar in a Volkswagen Beetle? Amazing, huh? Well, you can reach Rapidus car rental, hire a Volkswagen Bettle and explore the whole city. And yes, this is also one of the romantic things to do in Hvar. In addition, the cars are manual with no power steering and can reach a top speed of around 60 km/h. Well, make sure you try this for an amazing experience.

9. Franciscan Monastery

Franciscan Monastery
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Are you someone who loves learning more about the city you visit and the history behind it? Then, visiting Franciscan Monastery is a perfect thing to do on your vacation to Hvar. This 15th-century Franciscan Monastery houses a rich display of museum exhibits including a huge collection of Roman, Greek, Venetian coins, and an ancient edition of Ptolemy’s Atlas. Interestingly, you will also find a 300-year-old Cypress tree standing tall in the monastery garden. Amazing, right? The highlight of this place is the depiction of the Last Supper painting. But nobody is sure whether Palma Junior or Matteo Ingoli painted this one.

10. Visit Jelsa

A click of Jelsa
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The final one to enter the top 10 incredible things to do in Hvar is a visit to Jelsa. Jelsa is a lovely place which is loved for its excellent beaches, mouthwatering dishes, stunning architecture and many more. Also, if you are interested to learn about the culture of Hvar, you can directly visit Jelsa.

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