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The Best of Hvar in 1-Day with Local Dinner

1. The Best of Hvar in 1-Day with Local Dinner

Once you have been picked up from Hvar, this small-group tour begins at the French Fortress built by Napoleon’s troops, on St. Nicholas Hill, the Spanish Fortress, Pakleni and Vis islands. Continue driving through the green island of Hvar, passing through Brusje, where you'll be able to walk through the Lavender fields, (seasonal options June - July).  Arrive at the port of Stari Grad, where the old roads are paved with amazing views. Then you'll approach the fascinating town of Stari Grad, once known as Pharia and Pharos, the Island’s capital. Continuing through the stone streets along the new Riva, and visit the fortress “Tvrdalj”, once belonging to the poet Petar Hektorović. He is known for his work named, “Fishing and talk with fisherman, and is the first realistic poem in Croatian literature. Hektorović dedicated all his life to his fortress, and still boasts the original fish pond. He always wrote: “I must go back there, for it is calling me home”. Continue through the well known UNESCO protected areas (vineyards and olives), to a small charming town Vrbovska, also called “Little Venice”. This town in Hvar is named after the many small stone bridges connecting the town over its narrow winding canal and the splendid St. Mary of Mercy fortress - church. Your next stop is for a wine tasting at one of the best vineyards on the island (either Tomić or Carić vinery). Here you will have a guided wine tasting tour at one of the best wineries on the island. On the way back, you will enjoy the charming authentic Dalmatian lunch/dinner in an abandoned village or in an Olive grove.

From Brač: Panoramic Flight over Brač, Hvar, Šolta, & Split

2. From Brač: Panoramic Flight over Brač, Hvar, Šolta, & Split

This route begins with the departure from the Brač Airport and a flight over the beautiful beach Zlatni rat near Bol, one of the most famous Croatian beaches, heading towards the island Hvar. The flight continues to Vrboska, one of the most picturesque villages on the island of Hvar, and soon by flying over the towns of Jelsa and Starigrad. A scene that awaits travelers is the view of the castle Tvrdalj, the summer residence of Petar Hektorović, with a sea-water fishpool and a tower with a dovecote. After that, the flight continues to the town of Hvar, the administrative center of the island and one of the world-famous tourist destinations. Above the city is an observatory, used for both tourist and scientific purposes. The flight continues by crossing the Hvar Channel towards the island of Šolta with untouchable high cliffs that flow into the sea on the south side of the island and several old fishing villages located in bays on the north side of the island, such as the romantic Stomorska. The flight ends by flying over the city of Split and turning back across the Brač Channel in the direction of Supetar, the administrative center of the island of Brač.

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