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The island Hvar is distinguished as one of the most richly historical islands off the coast of Central and Southern Dalmatia in Croatia. Close to Hvar lie the islands Korcula and Brac, two other popular holiday destinations in the Adriatic Sea.
Booking a holiday rental property in Hvar is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the history and culture of Croatia. The main city in Hvar is Stari Grad, which has a history dating back to 400 years B.C. and gracefully hosted Venice’s navy as an Adriatic outpost during the height of the Renaissance. This brought with it a cultural richness that is evident to visitors to the city to this day. It’s low-storied buildings of white adobe shine brilliantly for tourists ferrying in, and it's well worn yet smooth and brilliant marble-made cobblestones breathe history and culture with every step. Pacing through this relic of the past, the intrepid traveller will be delighted to hear an occasional sound of the cello being played, as many of Hvar’s institutions offer intensive music lessons during the summer to locals and holiday makers, so be sure to take part if you're feeling musical during your stay in Hvar accommodation!
In the island's capital of Hvar Town you can discover sanctuary in the St. Stephens Cathedral, which was begun during the period of occupation by the Venetian Navy. Having taken a couple of centuries to complete, it is a splendid mixture of both Baroque and Renaissance styles, a great opportunity for history lovers and cultural connoisseurs. A great viewing point can be found at the Spanish Fortress, or “Citadel”, which sports amazing panoramic views of the Harbour, among other significant attractions on Hvar. Travel down through the intricately winding Venice-like streets and watch the sunset from the harbour. As night takes over the island, why not leave the comfort of your holiday apartment or villa and go outside and look up to the citadel, which becomes illuminated like a shining beacon upon the hilltop.
Shining over all of these attractions, however, are the white sandy beaches which holiday makers find to be amongst the most spectacular in the country. Hvar has the special honour of being the sunniest place in the entirety of Croatia, making it one of the most popular holiday destinations here, joint first with Dubrovnik. Naturally, this makes the beaches on this beautiful island an wonderful location to relax or get active with some water sports such as diving and sailing. With a choice of pebbly coastlines or sandy beaches to the North, you'll be sure to find your ideal seaside resort during your stay in Hvar accommodation.
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