South of Brač lies Hvar, the longest island in the Adriatic. This is an island of vineyards, olive groves and lavender. Hvar is without a doubt an exceptional island with a mild climate and abundant subtropical vegetation.
Hvar Town is the island’s hub and is one of the sunniest towns of Croatia and of Europe. But, on top, it has a wonderful old city, one of the those perfectly preserved historical towns of the Croatia’s Dalmatic Coast where it’s 13th-century walls surround beautifully ornamented Gothic palaces and traffic free marble streets. Off of the main square many winding stone streets lead you to numerous fine restaurants.
Hvar is also noted for having the first communal theatre in Europe that was built in 1612, an arsenal and the celebrated Tvrdalj palace that belonged to the humanist, poet and philosopher Petar Hektorović.
Navigating through tiny streets northwest of St Stephen’s Square, climb up through a park to the citadel built on the site of a medieval castle to defend the town from the Turks. The view over the harbour is magnificent.