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EUROPE : CROATIA : HVAR

Hvar is a scenic island playground in the Adriatic Sea. The queen of Croatia's Dalmatian islands, Hvar features excellent restaurants, lots of sun and only a few rainy days each year. Book your Hvar holiday package with Direct Flights today.

Hvar, Croatia

     

Celebrities flock to Hvar, a scenic island playground in the Adriatic Sea. The queen of Croatia's Dalmatian islands, Hvar features excellent restaurants, lots of sun and only a few rainy days each year. In fact, Hvar's climate is so dependably good that visitors generally only pay half price for their accommodation in Hvar if it rains all day - and nothing at all if it snows. Historic buildings often house accommodation in Hvar, adding that much more to the island's already-potent panache.        
       
Hvar rivals St. Tropez and Majorca for glamour, but it's popular with "ordinary people" as well as the rich and famous. Discount travel to Hvar is understandably one of the hottest tickets in the entire Mediterranean region, but if cheap holidays to Hvar sound too good to pass up, look no further than Direct Flights. Direct Flights offers fast and easy online bookings for discount travel throughout the world, including Hvar travel packages.        
       
Hvar island's towns include Stari Grad, Vrboksa and Sucuraj, but the Mediaeval Hvar town is the island's central focus, with elegant Venetian-style buildings, a long seaside promenade, rocky beaches and restaurants serving excellent seafood and exquisite local wine. A Venetian-built 16th-century fortress dominates and provides a panoramic view of Hvar, the harbour and the nearby Pakleni Islands. Concerts are regularly held in the lovely cloister of the 15th-century Franciscan monastery, and an adjacent church from the same period houses many religious works of art. Hvar offers many water sports for the adventuresome, including water-skiing, snorkelling, kite-boarding, windsurfing and banana boating.       
       
Founded by the ancient Greeks, Stari Grad is the island's oldest town. Its 15th-century Dominican monastery features an interesting collection of archaeological artefacts. Surprisingly, this hidden-away little place is also the home of a painting by the renowned artist Tintoretto - The Interment of Christ. Vrboska isn't as old as Stari Grad, but it's one of the island's most charming villages and resembles a little corner of Venice. Apart from its quaint appearance, Vrboska features a fishing museum and Dalmatia's only fortified church, built ages ago to resist Turkish attacks.       
       
Direct Flights’s powerful travel search engine displays the cheap flights to Hvar that are available and then quickly books your selection. Direct Flights can even book your accommodation in Hvar! It's fast, easy and convenient with Direct Flights, and because you'll get the best travel deals available, Direct Flights will save you money too.       
       
Sucuraj has an interesting history: during the period of Venetian rule Sucuraj was at the intersection of the borders of Venice, Turkey and the independent state of Dubrovnik. Refugees fleeing from the Turks came to Sucuraj in the 15th century and built the Church of St. Anthony, which features a baroque bell tower and a collection of archaeological items.        
       
Then there's the "Hvar Riviera," a nickname for the Pakleni Islands. This cluster of offshore islets are amongst the Adriatic's most scenic, with small, secluded beaches, idyllic coves and sun-drenched hills that are favoured by travellers on cheap holidays to Hvar. Hvar is a popular destination and Direct Flights books discount travel to Hvar for people throughout the world. Whether you're from Australia, the UK or Canada, Direct Flights makes it easy to book cheap holidays to Hvar.       
       
Hvar has no airport, so flights to Hvar usually arrive at Split; travellers then take a ferry or catamaran over to the island itself.   So what are you waiting for?  Book your holiday to Hvar with Direct Flights today!
       
       
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