Hidden Gems

Experience Croatian contrasts with luxury yacht charters to Hvar

By Jenny Wilson
on  April 23, 2015

The many facets of Croatia make it one of the most interesting destinations for luxury yacht charters. In addition to great weather, with Hvar said to be the sunniest island in Croatia, the islands offers spectacular surroundings and plenty of culture to discover too. The island of Hvar is a must-see on your itinerary, offering the perfect mix of ancient tradition and modern entertainment.
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Located on the north side of the island of Hvar, Star Grad is one of Europe’s oldest towns, believed to be founded in 400BC by the Greeks. This is the perfect place to soak up the atmosphere of the island at a relaxed pace, taking in the beautiful scenery and wandering round the fascinating attractions. The Dominican monastery has a library and museum of archaeological discoveries, while the castle of renowned poet Petar Hektorovic at Tvrdjal is a popular tourist destination. Although much of the action on the island takes place around the coast, the interior is home to plentiful vineyards and lavender fields, while to the south are secluded coves to explore.

Hvar Town is the busier part of this island, situated along the western coast. At the heart of the town is St Stephen’s Square, where people-watching while you enjoy a refreshing drink is a lovely way to pass a few hours. Visit Hvar Cathedral and the Franciscan monastery for a spot of tranquillity before climbing up to the ancient citadel to enjoy breathtaking views over the harbour. Hvar Town also has a vibrant nightlife. There are plenty of upscale clubs, bars and restaurants to choose from, making this location a favourite with the luxury yacht charters crowd.

With plenty to see and do, the island of Hvar is one of Croatia’s real highlights.

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