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BOGDANUŠA – A Hvar Island Autochthonous Grape Variety

Translated, the name of this white grape variety means ‘God’s gift’. It is truly special, a rare treat.

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Stargazing

Stargazing is a particular delight on Hvar Island, where there are plenty of unlit places outside the main settlements where you can see the spectacular nightly sky shows without hindrance.

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St. John’s Chapel, Jelsa

This delightful little Jelsan chapel stands in a tiny square which is the scene of many cultural events (concerts, poetry readings, playlets) during the summer season.

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By Boat Around Hvar

Exploring Hvar’s coastline by boat is one of the best ways to enjoy the island’s natural beauty to the full.

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The Lavender Trails

Lavender is a truly beautiful aromatic medicinal plant with its own special blue colour. All Hvar’s grandmothers kept their linen in lavender-scented drawers, so that spreading out even rough cotton sheets was like a heavenly narcotic. Curiously, for all that …

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Jelsa’s Church of Our Lady of Health

The 16th century Church of Our Lady of Health stands on a hill above Jelsa, and is dedicated to the protection of mariners.

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The Olive Trails

Olives are naturally suited to the Mediterranean climate, and have been cultivated on Hvar since time immemorial, where the Oblica variety is the most common. The olive branch is a symbol of peace, and its long-living tree is inextricably linked …

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The Kaštilac Fort, Glavice Peninsula

The Kaštilac Fort is part of Vrboska’s rich cultural heritage, which in turn is part of Vrboska’s magical charm, alongside its beautiful surroundings of pine trees and greenery, its blue sea, and of course its romantic little bridges.