Trip Start Aug 11, 2009
143Trip End Sep 30, 2010
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Where I stayed
After Dubrovnik, Hvar apparently gets the most tourists in Croatia - a tourist brochure describes the island as a "tourist heaven" going on to add that "everyone living on the island works in tourism in some way". Hvar seems to be the party island with one club offering what we thought sounded like a logistical nightmare - an 'exclusive beach party' accessible only via taxi ferry at 1am. I don't envy the guy whose job it is to drive that boat.
We went for a hike over the hill behind town to a beach in a secluded bay. From there, we followed a rough path along the coastline for an hour or so. The scrubby bushes tore up our legs, but we were rewarded by views of pretty bays with tiny beaches - a change from the rough rock coastline with choppy water.
The quietest we saw Hvar was as we headed down to the ferry terminal to catch the 6:30am ferry out of town. Some people were just heading home for the night which made us feel very old.