Staying in the city of Makarska, beautiful touristic destination between Biokovo Mountain and Adriatic Sea, you can enjoy a vast range of touristic activities. Especially during summer there are a lot of things to do; from simply walking the promenade, attending various events all the way to the cruising the islands nearby.
On 30km distance as the crow flies lies the island of Hvar. This island is very unusual having a large fertile coastal plain and fresh water springs, but also containing landscapes characteristic for Dalmatia and Adriatic coast: hillsides covered in pine forests, vineyards, olive groves and lavender fields - giving it a special charm. It is discovered that the history of Hvar Island continue all the way back to the Neolithic age and old Illyrians which is proven by various pottery found on the island. During the Classical period, old Greeks founded the colony of Pharos (today’s Stari Grad), making it one of the oldest towns in Europe. Mentioning Stari Grad, we must bring up the city of Hvar. As the importance of the city of Hvar rose during centuries, it also moved up the level of culture and arts, being one of the first in Europe to offer the visit to public theatres, as well as nobles’ palaces and many communal buildings. Having the largest number of hours of sunshine per year in Croatia, it makes it a perfect tourist destination.
And while you are at it, why not visit an island or two on your way? Being so close, you should definitely not miss islands such as Brač and the town of Bol with its breath-taking sandy beach of Zlatni rat (Golden cape), Biševo Island and a Blue Cave, island of Vis or Paklinski islands all of them in immediate vicinity.
Enjoying the view on crystal clear sea and the feeling of the wind in your hair, cruising between many beautiful Croatian islands? Wanting to soak up the sun and taste the finest wines while eating some of the most delicious traditional meals? Let out your inner hedonist and enjoy your trip to Hvar.