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Hvar is known as one of the most beautiful islands in Croatia.  So beautiful in fact, that it was almost impossible for us to find accommodation!  All of our usual sources were turning up nothing but we finally found one one room available for one night at the cheapest hotel in a small Croatian chain.  We decided to book it and then try to figure the rest out when we got there.

When we arrived at the ferry terminal in Split, we were a bit shocked to see the massive hordes of people trying to push past each other to get on the boat.  That’s when the reality set in that we were going to the most popular island in one of the most popular countries in the busiest month of the year.  After we arrived, we were greeted by about 20 buses that would take everyone from the ferry terminal on Hvar to the main town.

The town was situated around a small bay and it was absolutely beautiful.  We carried our bags around the edge of the water to our hotel which was a total dump, but we were happy to have a roof over our heads.  We went into a tourist agency to inquire about an apartment and they basically said “no way”.  Then we finally lucked out at the next agency where they hooked us up with a beautiful apartment with a sea view for the next two nights.  So we averted that crisis!

We spent the next few days lounging around the various beautiful pebbly beaches, dodging crowds, enjoying the nice views of the millionaires yachts, and eating some great seafood in atmospheric cobblestone alleyways.  We took a day trip on a boat to the amazing “Blue Cave.  It earned that name because for a few hours during the day, the sun reflects through a hole in bottom of the watery cave and turns the entire cave a shimmery blue color.  I’ve never seen anything like it and it was absolutely beautiful.  The boat also stopped at the “Green Cave” where you can swim around in the cave, and at Vis island which was like a quieter version of Hvar.

  • Always a Good Idea
  • Karlovacko Beer and Pear Liquor
  • View From Our Apartment in Hvar
  • Melon and Prosciuto on Hvar
  • Reading While the Girls Shop
  • Crazy Ice Cream Cannibal
  • Stealing a Seat on the Beach Loungers
  • Off To See the Green Cave
  • Swimming in the Green Cave
  • CGreen Cavin' it Up
  • Jean and Mandy on the Way to the Blue Cave
  • Are We Really Going to Fit in There?
  • Blue Cave
  • Church on Viz Island
  • Viz Marina
  • Lumpy Leg Lady and Dog
  • Improvised Hot Rock Massage
  • Mandy on Jean on Viz Beach
  • On the Way Back to Hvar
  • Hvar-20
  • Hvar Marina
  • Sunset Over Hvar
  • Sunset Over Hvar 2
  • What to Eat?
  • Dinner in Hvar
  • Techno Tanning Shower 3000
  • Our Apartment in Hvar
  • View From Our Apartment in Hvar
  • Kitchen in Hvar Apartment

Posted: September 22, 2012

Author: Adam and Amanda

Category: Blog, Continents, Croatia, Europe


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