Hvar island is often named the Sun island – it has the most sun hours in all of Croatia. It is the 4th biggest island in Croatia. It is known for the beautiful pine forests and many vineyards. The island has a long history and it was first settled 6 000 years ago. It is unique in many ways. City of Hvar is Home to the Oldest Public Theater in Europe. It was established in 1612 by the duke Petar Semitecolo. He wanted to enable people of all feudal classes to visit the theater and enjoy the show. Another thing that is unique is a Special Sort of Lace – Made of Agava plant. It is being produced only by the sisters of benedictine monastery in the city of Hvar, who were the first to establish this rare sort of lace making. This process is very time consuming and hasn’t changed in the last 100 years – it involves special handling of agave nets in order to make lace. The lace is also listed as the UNESCO intangible heritage.
OUR TIP: Walk the lavender fields of Hvar and taste the local wine.