5 Reasons Not to Visit Hvar Island, Croatia

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Pictured at Hvar town’s iconic fort. Photo of me @StephBeTravel by @TaylorMichaelBurk

Too often, tourists stop by Hvar town for a snap or two from the Fort and a day party at Hula Hula or night at Carpe Diem. They don’t milk the island for what it’s worth.

However, the island is the sunniest – 2718 hours of sunshine on average a year — so much so that if it snows, hotels are required to provide a free night of accommodation. It’s the only place in the world with 4 UNESCO heritages. Guilty myself, I’ve been to Hvar four times and too often only visited Hvar town — meanwhile, celebrities like Beyonce, Prince Harry, and Bill Gates have been properly Hvaring.

If you don’t know what you’re missing, let me tell you why not to visit the island in it’s entirety…

1. There are towns you’ve never heard and won’t know how to pronounce.

They look like this…

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Vrboska, also known as Little Venice by @TaylorMichaelBurk

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Hvar Town beyond the iconic shot @StephBeTravel

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Jelsa, Hvar by @TaylorMichaelBurk

2. The food and wine will have you breaking every diet.

Cheese, fish, meats, and original wines similar to a Zinfandel.

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Wine Tasting with Andro Tomic at Bastijana by @TaylorMichaelBurk

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Gariful, one of Giorgio Armani’s top 7 restaurants in the world by @TaylorMichaelBurk

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Lucullus, a restaurant where you’ll be welcomed with champagne corked with a sword! By @TaylorMichaelBurk

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Dinner at Me and Mrs. Jones, Jelsa, Croatia via @StephBeTravel

3. There are too many vantage points to choose from…

Sorry, but you won’t be the main attraction in your selfie with all of those yachts, islands, and red-roofed homes.

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Hvar island rooftops by @TaylorMichaelBurk

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View from Hotel Adriana Top Bar via @StephBeTravel

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Jelsa, Hvar via @StephBeTravel

4. The Taxi Alternatives are a Little Funny

No Lyft, Uber, or cabs here. We took an intimate sea plane for about $60; as well as motorboats, ferries, and yachts throughout our stay in Hvar.

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Boat life via @StephBeTravel

Check out European Coastal Airlines to get around Croatia.

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 Split to Hvar via European Coastal Airline – Photo by @TaylorMichaelBurk

5. The Beaches Are So Hot

It feels like summer, and gosh darn it, who likes summer?

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I did Yacht Life, read about it here.

For local’s advice on Hvar island check out Total Hvar.

Big thanks to Paul for showing Taylor and I around; Paul blogs all things Hvar and Split in English – for details and insights on a local expat, check out http://www.total-hvar.com/.



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I come from Croatian, Europe, and want to have fun here

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