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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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Galešnik: Relics of a Late Antique Fort

Galešnik was a historical fort,. Visiting its remains involve a lengthy uphill walk, but the fascinating site and the stunning views it affords are well worth the effort!

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Jelsa’s Regional Library

Jelsa’s Library is an oasis of peace for reading and studying, but also a place where there are fun happenings as well as educational events.

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The Grabak Cave (Grapčeva špilja)

Some claim that Odysseus, hero of Homer’s epic ‘The Odyssey’, fought with the Cyclops Polyphemus in the Grapčeva Cave on Hvar Island.

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Cicadas – the Characteristic Sound of Summer

The incessant mating call of Hvar’s cicadas on hot summer afternoons is surprisingly relaxing.

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HVAR’S UNESCO LISTINGS

Hvar Island has the distinction of having five of its rich cultural assets featured on UNESCO listings.

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HONEY – MEDICINE OF THE GODS

Honey is a sweet substance which bees produce by collecting nectar from flowering plants, which they digest and regurgitate for storage in honeycomb cells, where it is covered with protective wax once excess water has evaporated.  Honey has been used …