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Hvar Island

 

Hvar Island is known as one of the ten most beautiful islands in the world. It is the sunniest island in Europe, with over 2715 hours of sunlight in an average year. This island has the most UNESCO heritage sites as compared to any other island in the world.

This island is situated in the southern part of the Adriatic, off the Croatian coast, and between the islands of Korcula, Brac and Vis. Greeks named this island Pharos and Romans changed it to Pharia and the Italian name was Lesina.

 

Quick Facts: –

  • Hvar Island’s biggest export used to be the production of lavender and its oil.
  • The city of Hvar is also home to the oldest public theater in Europe.
  • The Cathedral of St. Stephen is the most impressive building here which is located on the town square in the city of Hvar.
  • Hvar’s Mediterranean diet joined the list of UNESCO intangible heritage in 2014.
  • There are vast fields of lavender, ancient olive trees and vineyards on this island.
  • The island was called home by the ancient Greeks and has been part of almost every major civilization since then.
  • Approximately 11,000 people call this tranquil island home.
  • The city of Hvar is the largest town on the island and one of the most attractive tourist destinations of the Adriatic.
  • The Pakelni Islands is an archipelago of small islets which stretch out immediately in front of Hvar Town.
  • The island’s smallest town is Vrboska which is located in a very deep and narrow bay surrounded by pinewoods.

 

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