Cruise to the Sunniest Spot in Europe

If heaven really was a place on earth, then we’re pretty sure it would be the island of Hvar. Bold statement? Maybe. But we can offer plenty to back that up.

To start with, Hvar is known as the “Sunniest Place in Europe”, receiving an average of 7.7 hours of sunshine per day. So naturally sunbathing is a favorite pastime here, especially at the beaches of Dubovica and the Pakleni Islands. And if you’ve forgot your swimsuit, not to worry: You can always go to Jerolim, “one of the best nudist destinations in the world.”

There are plenty more jaw-dropping sights to be seen here: lush olive groves, fruit orchards, fields of lavender, and dozens of vineyards, since Hvar is considered one of the top winemaking regions in Croatia.

Head to Hvar Town, where you can pair a crisp white posip with the local delicacy of grilled squid drizzled in olive oil, and then settle in at one of the many restaurants and cafés that overlook the Adriatic Sea. That way you’ll have a prime viewing (and participatory) spot when the sun finally goes down…and when Hvar really lights up. Sounds like heaven to us!

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Španjola Fortress

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Španjola Fortress

Španjola Fortress

Overlook the city, harbor and Pakleni Islands from this Middle Ages citadel.

Petar Hektorovic Palace

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Petar Hektorovic Palace

Petar Hektorovic Palace

Tour the incredible palace of a Croatian aristrocrat, playwright, and poet.

Hvar Island Highlights

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Hvar Island Highlights

Hvar Island Highlights

Experience the beauty and historic landmarks of Hvar Island during this half-day exploration of Starigrad and Vrisnik, observing the Old World beauty and lush vegetation of the island. Enjoy a tasting of dried figs, cheeses, and wines produced locally in small quantities.

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Hvar, Croatia At a glance

Current Weather:
Clear (Night)
8°C / 46 °F
Isolated Thundershowers
Scattered Thunderstorms
Partly Cloudy (Day)
Current Time:
6:33:42 am2018/11/18 06:33:42 am
Sunday, November 18
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Croatian Kuna
Exchange Rates:
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  • 0.20
  • 0.12
  • 0.20
  • 0.13
  • 10.00
  • 0.51
  • 2.96
Local Details:
GPS: 43°9'15.07"N 16°39'9.76"E
Size: 75.50 KM2 (29.15 MI2)
Population: 4,138
Density: 55 Pop/KM2 (21 Pop/MI2)
Country Code: +385

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