Round about

Beyond the woods, the area is very typically Mediterranean.. Fishing and farming are the main industries and there are many vineyards, lavender fields and olive groves round about: it would be a shame not to try the local wine which is not bad, and it's quite cheap. And of course there is a lot of seafood available in the countless small restaurants in Hvar town where you can still eat meals at very reasonable prices.

You may prefer to cook with the abundant fresh local produce. Each day early in the morning at the market in Hvar town the farmers sell their own cheese, fruit, vegetables, eggs, poultry, honey, etc. and the fish market always has something interesting for sale but sells out quite early. Of course there are also supermarkets selling local fresh produce and these keep open for conveniently long hours.

Once a farming and fishing town, Hvar, which occupies an idlyllic sheltered spot on the edge of the warm and crystal clear Adriatic is now a modern tourist attraction. You will be stunned by the beauty and elegance of the island’s capital town as you enter its white polished stone square in front of the cathedral and look out onto the pretty harbour front and the backdrop of islets. As the largest town on the island, it has a pleasant waterfront promenade which is lined with pretty palm trees. Its seventh century walls are topped by a historic fortress and with its Renaissance cathedral, the first public theatre building in Europe (15th century) and tasteful Renaissance stone houses, the town – now a fashionable resort – looks as if it has been made for a filmset.