After travelling by ferry from Split, this is how two days in Hvar were spent.  I’ll let the photos above speak for themselves. Lots of wandering, swimming and eating happened. Perfection.

A few tips:

— Get up early and go walking. Hvar is a busy place and it’s so much more special when the crowds are still sleeping.

— If you’re looking for a quiet spot to swim, head in the westerly direction from the Hvar harbour and walk for around 20 minutes until you find a quieter nook.

— Don’t miss the most mouthwatering tuna steaks and seafood platters at Marinero restaurant at some of the best prices in town. Tuna steaks for 60 kuna (8 euros)? Yes please!

— A day trip to the nearby Pakleni islands is an absolute must, especially Mlini beach. More to come on this spectacular spot later this week.

— For panoramic views over Hvar harbour and the Palkeni islands just off the coast, take the short hike up to the fortress, Fortica Španjola.

— Rent a scooter for the day and explore the island on your own terms!


Travellers — if you’ve visited Hvar, leave a comment with your own recommendations.