Two days give you plenty of time to do more in Hvar than just party. Delve into the island’s maritime history, go wine-tasting or kayaking, or stargaze on a hillside. Here are our top tips for making the most of 48 hours in Hvar.
Day 1: Discover Hvar
Morning: Spend a morning exploring Hvar’s largest settlement on foot for insight into the island’s often-overlooked maritime history. Immerse yourself in the traditional Old Town atmosphere as you stroll the cobblestone streets, meandering your way up to the hilltop fortress for memorable coastal vistas.
Afternoon: Get a different perspective of the island by venturing out of town. Visit rural settlements, or sample local wine. Tours typically include a meal, as well as round-trip transport from Hvar Town.
Night: Watch the sunset over a traditional Dalmatian dinner; take advantage of the evening’s cooler temperatures and embark on an active excursion; or stargaze after dark on a secluded hillside away from the town’s light pollution. Afterward, experience Hvar’s famous nightlife with a digestif or two in one of the seafront bars.
Day 2: Explore the Adriatic
Morning: Head out early on a kayak tour of the Pakleni Islands, or take a sailboat or speedboat to more distant highlights such as Vis or Biševo’s Blue Cave. For the full Hvarian holiday experience, charter a private yacht for some exclusive sightseeing.
Afternoon: Most off-island tours continue into the afternoon and include free time to swim, snorkel, or sunbathe in secluded spots. If you find yourself back in town with time to spare, browse the Franciscan monastery’s museum exhibits, or people-watch in the main square over a cup of Croatian coffee.
Night: Arrange for private transport back to the mainland to avoid the restrictions of the public ferry schedule, then enjoy a leisurely Hvarian dinner.