Hvar is a port town on the Croatian island of the same name, known for its winding streets, rocky beaches and electric nightlife.
The old town of Hvar is circled by 13th-century walls that meander down from a hilltop fortification. The Fortica fortress (known locally as ‘Trvdava Spanjola’ or ‘Spanish Fort’) is well worth a visit if only for uninterrupted views of the red roofs, white walls and turquoise sea. The towering fortress looks especially stunning when lit up at night – a sight that’s hard to miss from anywhere in town. Then there’s the impressive main square, flanked by St Stephen's Cathedral on one end and the Harbour of Hvar on another.
Located on the eponymous island in the Adriatic Sea, Hvar is surrounded by many of Croatia’s other stunning isles, including Brač, Vis, Korčula and the Paklinski islands. You can take a short boat ride to any of these scenic locales, and spend the day exploring their secluded coves and historic landmarks. Back in Hvar, you should check out Pokonji Dol and Mekićevica – pretty pebble beaches fringed by crystal-clear waters. As the sun sets, head to a lively beach club – such as Hula Hula Hvar or Carpe Diem Beach – for a night of dancing and drinks by the sea.