Friday, June 20, 2014

The Coastlines of the Island Hvar

The island of Hvar is located in the central Dalmatian archipelago and is the longest Croatian island. Because of its extremely mild climate, beautiful nature and many cultural and historical sites, it was even named one of the 10 most beautiful tourist destinations in the world (by National Geographic magazine "The Traveler").


For today's post I want to share some of my own images from this island, that has amazing coasts and beaches, both natural and man-made.

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You arrive to this island by a ferry boat. On the east tip of the island a small village greets you called Sucuraj. The furthest point of the coast houses a lighthouse. I love lighthouses and I had to take this first shot from the ferry as we were arriving.

The Lighthouse is surrounded on three sides by the sea and surrounded by rugged, low, rocky coast, a few meters from the sea. Lighthouse is an ideal place for those who want to enjoy the beautiful nature, clean water and peace away from the stress and crowds. It was built in 1889. It consists of a square stone tower and a building which includes a ground floor and attic.


Traveling further west on the island, you quickly get to the main destination of Hvar, which the old town that is also called Hvar (same as the island). The most iconic beach from Hvar is this next one, with luxurious restaurants, private spots and dressing rooms.


There is much to see in the lovely old town of Hvar as well. The houses are built right along the coastline and actually make up a big part of it.

The water is very clean and fresh here, because of the current, that never lets the same seawater stand to long in the bay.


Our hotel had a very nice pool that was overlooking the coast.

And for some luxury, a private tent can be rented for the day or for a couple of hours.



I hope you enjoyed this trip to Hvar!

Let me know what you think of this island in the comments below.

33 comments:

  1. Lovely photos and a lovely place to visit.

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  2. Sehr schöne Bilder und Eindrücke. Liebe Grüße

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  3. You are SO LUCKY to be there. We visited Hvar a few years ago. We stayed there for one whole week. We absolutely LOVED it. It's the most picturesque and lively island I have ever been to. Day scenes and evening scenes were completely different. And the FOOD! It was fabulous! I would go back in a heart beat.

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    1. It is a beautiful island, and as you said very picturesque. Even though it's not a big island, there is really a lot to see, from fortresses to old towns and secluded beaches.

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  4. I can see why National Geographic thinks this place is so beautiful!

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  5. oh i love that second photo and also the idea of being able to rent the tent! beautiful, all of it!

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  6. Lovely photos. Looks like a perfect destination for a trip by sailboat. You must have had a wonderful time there. Perhaps there will be more pictures from Hvar?

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    1. If you guys want it, I can post more :)

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  7. Thank you for introducing me to one of Croatia's most beautiful places; it is very inviting indeed. That lighthouse is a beauty!

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  8. Incredible captures as always and what a gorgeous place it is!! I would definitely enjoy visiting there! Your photos are the next best thing, as always, Mersad!! Wishing you and your family a beautiful weekend!! Enjoy!

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  9. So very beautiful... i can only imagine what it would be like to stay here. i really like the little huts with curtains and where they are sitting. once again you have shown us spectacular photos of a magical place

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  10. i love the softness in the first and last photos.

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  11. How come I'm not there????? Great shots, Mersad.

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  12. What a pretty island. Your shots captured it's beauty perfectly.

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  13. Hallo Mersad...

    besonders das erste Foto hat so was richtig idyllisches und verträumtes ! Einfach genial :)

    LG und ein wundervolles Wochenende

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  14. Oh, this is a beautiful place! I love the lighthouse and the view in the last photo!

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  15. Odmori u punom zamahu...stizem i ja (u septembru)!.Divne slike divnog ostrva.

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  16. Looks like a beautiful island, which you captured so well.
    Have a great weekend, my friend.

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  17. National Geographic usually gets things right so I'm not surprised this island is so beautiful. It would be a dream to visit such a place.

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    1. This one is really great. Definitely a must-see place.

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  18. gorgeous scenery and you captured it wonderfully Mersad. I really like the white houses real close together and their red roofs.

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  19. That's an incredibly gorgeous place! Beautiful!

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  20. Real nice group of pictures Mersad! Such a beautiful Mediterranean setting, I can see why this would be a popular tourist destination.

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  21. More education and more beautiful scenery. What more could a brain ask for?

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  22. It looks a delightful place, Mersad. The first two shots sold the place to me... smiles.

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  23. Schöne Bilder von einem schönen Ort.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  24. Grat shots as usual and wonderful place
    Have a great W.E.
    Ciao
    Stefano

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  25. The color of the water is so pure. Great views.

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  26. What a gorgeous place to vacation, Mersad! Just stunning, and your photos are wonderful! Love that lighthouse! I got behind again, and have some catching up to do with your blog!

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