About Hvar, Croatia
The Croatian island of Hvar bills itself as the "sunniest island in the Adriatic." Not only does it have the figures to back up this claim—an annual average of 2,724 hours of sunshine—but it also makes visitors a sporting proposition, offering them a money-back guarantee if there are seven consecutive days of snow (snow has been known to fall here; the last time being February 2012).
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Things You Can't Miss
Watch yachts moor by the seafront promenade in Hvar Town, the island’s hub. Admire the red-roofed houses, then club till dawn, as Prince Harry did.
This Croatian island on the Adriatic (say “Far”) has pebbly shores, bright sunshine and great nightlife. Dubovica Cove has one of the prettier beaches.
Cross lavender-scented fields and visit vineyards on Hvar Adventure tours. Spy ivy-wrapped trees Beyoncé admired before naming her baby Blue Ivy.
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Settled by Greeks, Stari Grad is the island’s oldest settlement. Explore the town museum and narrow, winding streets lined with stone houses.
Historical and beautiful, these stops are not-to-be-missed.
See a rendition of “The Last Supper” and centuries-old coins and documents at the Franciscan Monastery in Hvar. Sometimes there are concerts.
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