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[22 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

The respected Forbes magazine rated the central Dalmatian island of Hvar neck to neck with the Carribean, the Maldives, Hawaii and the Bahamas in one of its issues. This island was, more than once, put on lists of the most beautiful islands of the world by the world media. It is famous for its indented coastline, clean beaches and plenty of sunshine, untouched nature, smell of lavender, olives and wine. It is precisely the island of Hvar that has the most hours of sunshine in Europe – 2700 of them …

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[22 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

Dubrovnik and Hvar were recently included on the list among the most glamorous summer destinations in Europe, by the reporter for the Spanish magazine Hola. These two Croatian tourism pearls were put neck to neck with St. Tropez and Monte Carlo as well as a few other Spanish and Italian destinations. The reporter calls Dubrovnik an `in` place and says that Hvar has irresistable natural beauties and crazy night life where many of the world`s celebrities can be seen.

Guide, Tourism »

[14 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

The travel section of the Sunday Times has recently published a large report about fifty affordable summer destinations. A photograph of the town of Hvar served as their main illustration and Hvar was, of course, mentioned as one of the top destinations for a pleasant, relaxing and affordable holiday. The Sunday Times praises Croatia, especially its islands among which it singles out Hvar. It recommends private accommodation and points out that Croatia is connected to London by low budget flights. Prices in supermarkets are significantly lower than on the British …

General, Tourism »

[9 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

For five centuries the locals in Hvar have been celebrating Easter in a special way – with the procession of `The Cross` (Za Križen). This is a unique expression of worship and religious and cultural identity of the local population which is listed on UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage of the world. The ritual evolved from the procession that was held as a sign of repentance following a miracle when a small cross in the town of Hvar miraculously wept tears of blood in the midst of social turmoil on the …

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[23 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
Ethno-eco Villages for the Development of Rural Tourism

People on the island of Hvar have decided to improve rural tourism through the development of ethno-eco villages and all the towns and districts on the island have joined in the project. The County of Split-Dalmatia will suggest for this project to be financed within the European IPA program of Adriatic cross-border cooperation. Sućuraj is also involved in the program of renewing old stone villages and their integration into a unique island tourist offer. This also includes the town of Hvar, which is renewing Velo and Malo Grablje, Brusje and …

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[23 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

The Dubrovnik Festa svetog Vlaha [Festival of St. Blaise]Dubrovnik’s patron, lace from Lepoglava, Hvar and Pag, vocal duets in the narrow region of Istria and the Croatian Littoral, the art of manufacturing traditional wooden toys from the Hrvatsko zagorje region, the annual spring procession of Ljelje (Queens) from Gorjani, the Za križen (Following the cross) procession on the island of Hvar and the annual carnival bell ringers’ pageant from the Kastav area have all recently been registered on the UNESCO World Non-Material Cultural Heritage List. During the UNESCO conference in …

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[19 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]

This year, the Island of Hvar once again was one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Adriatic, attracting many members of the world’s jet-set as well as other tourists. Hvar enjoys its tremendous popularity on account of its nature, rich and top quality tourist offering as well as numerous entertainment, hospitality and other facilities and activities. However, the Island of Hvar is also known for its rich history, the remnants of which attract the attention of visitors and are still researched by historians. The most recent archeological research …