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7 Reasons Why I Love Hvar

July 7, 2016

When I try to sum up why I love Hvar, most of the time I just can’t. It’s inexplicable. Hvar has to be experienced in its full glory. It’s just the many small details that do it, like restaurants with gardens of orange trees hanging above you, like the dogs who run around on the square and play together, like the grandmas who live in the old town who stretch out their soaking wet laundry from the window to air dry, the beaches on the rocks, and that special color of blue, purple, and pink that the sky gets right before sunset. It’s the welcoming people who live here, the amazed travelers who stop by, and of course those of us who wish we could buy that small house above the beach where we could live with our cats, reading good books and swimming in the ocean (see how I’ve planned my life, already?). But I can’t explain all that to you and I know that a picture says more than a thousand words. So here are 7 pictures that all represent the reasons why I love Hvar, and why I’ll keep returning here for many, many years to come.

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The riva, where all the yachts are docked for all the curious ones to see and envy.


All the narrow little streets in the old town – some of them leading to restaurants, others to nothing in particular.

hvar cat

The infamous black cat on the square. I first met this cat back in 2011 – it’s a resident of the art gallery in the square and usually comes out during the evening to quietly judge you. You can pet him/her, if s/he’s up for it but do not try any funny business!


The best night view of Hvar is without a doubt from the rooftop bar at the Adriana hotel, where they have some pretty amazing cocktails as well (and mojito pitchers!). It’s the perfect place to grab a drink and enjoy the view before you head out partying.


Hello there! Okay, so I am not another reason why I love Hvar but I do love sitting in a bar, watch people and the city come alive at night, while sipping on a glass of wine or a drink.

hula hula beach bar

Hula Hula Beach bar is by far the most popular spot among young foreigners. You won’t find many locals here but you will have a good time! Every day around four o’clock the DJ turns up the music and the party starts!

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