Hvar is in the spotlight once again and it is no wonder as it has been voted twice best island in Europe by Condé Nast Traveler! Therefore, it is not a surprise that the recently-released Travel + Leisure 50 Best Places to Go in 2023 included the island of Hvar as one of its top pics for travel in 2023.
"Those seeking a brighter 2023 will find it on Hvar: This Dalmatian Coast island calls itself the sunniest in Croatia. That means plenty of time for cycling more than 100 miles of bikeable terrain or kayak trips to secluded beaches. At night, those clear skies make for incredible stargazing: Jesla, on the island’s north shore, was named the first International Dark Sky Community in Southern Europe in 2022; and Moeesy, the island’s newest luxury hotel, has one room with an over-the-bed skylight for bedtime viewing. The town of Velo Grablje’s 14th-century charm peaks in July, when the lavender festival blooms with food, drink, and family-friendly activities all centered around the fragrant Mediterranean plant. And in Hvar proper, the harborside Riva Marina hotel reopened in June 2022 with refreshed waterfront terrace suites and a new restaurant and bar concept focused on local ingredients. Just down the block is the island’s first sustainable hotel, Beach Bay, which opened this past summer 2022 with an off-grid solar power system and a commitment to honor UNESCO’s Sustainable Travel Pledge."
Hvar is one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean, its plains are covered with pine forest, vineyards, olive, fruit and vegetable plantations and fields of lavender. The climate on the island is characterized by mild winters and warm summers with 2718 hours of sunshine per year, so it is not surprising that the island of Hvar is the sunniest island in Croatia.
The dynamic nightlife and the famous Hvar restaurants is someting that also attracts travelers from all over the world, including Hvar's immense heritage and stunning cultural attractions. For all those who want to enjoy nature, the island of Hvar is an ideal place for an exciting adventure, from its beautiful beaches and bike routes to hiking and wine tours, the island of Hvar is a place for all nature lovers.