Hvar town has established itself as one of the most popular destinations, but the island's quieter parts have great offer with a range of luxury villas in villages and bays.
Island of Hvar is well known for its parties in its largest town, Hvar and various other events such as summer festival in Stari Grad and Following the Cross Easter procession. Today it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Croatia and it is a well established place on any summer party goer's map. Hvar, Vrboska, Jelsa, Stari Grad.. are just a few of Hvar's towns and locations that are interesting to visit and that are bustling with life and events during summer and where great accommodation offer can be found.
There is also another side of Hvar, peaceful and tranquil, the one that consists of numerous small villages scattered along its beautiful coast and its inner part. In the past, there lived fishermen and farmers that grew wine and olives that slowly but surely moved to cities in search for work and many of those places were left uninhabited. For years it seemed there would be no change in this process but today the villages and small bays are once again a place where people love to come and spend their time thanks to tourists that have started to discover them.
The tourism boom and demand for high quality accommodation has brought life back to those villages as many owners of old stone houses decided to renovate the buildings and refurbish them into luxury villas with swimming pool. Others who didn't have houses but owned land built modern villas that also belong to luxury offer of Hvar and some of them even moved back to Hvar island and live there all year long.
This addition to the accommodation offer of Hvar has proven to be very important as it enables guests that long for some peace and privacy yet want to experience different events and adventures during their holiday. Villas' excellent location guarantees that the guests will enjoy beautiful authentic Hvar architecture, feel the village atmosphere and have their privacy uninvaded, surrounded by lush Mediterranean vegetation. Villages situated in small bays and coves with just a few houses are also an ideal location to spend your summer holiday as the beaches there are never too crowded and one can for the most of the days feel like it's a private one. On the other hand, it takes just a short drive by car to reach other bigger places such as Jelsa or Hvar where all the other facilities are located and entertainment events take place.
When it comes to restaurant offer, many of Hvar's finest restaurants are located in the above mentioned villages and coves which means that you can book a perfect luxury villa and be just a few hundred meters away from one of the best eating places on Hvar island. And don't forget that Hvar is also one of the finest wine regions in Croatia so there are plenty of wine makers that offer excellent wines of world quality.
So if the perfect scenario for your holiday includes a dip in crystal clear waters of the Adriatic sea, sunbathing on a villa's terrace and enjoying the superb local dishes made from home grown food, then put Hvar island on your must-visit destination list.