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Where is it?

HVAR is a gorgeous Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea – just a short boat hop from Split.

Why go?

It’s known as the sunniest spot in Europe and even though it’s very small, it’s one of the busiest Dalmatian islands with hundreds of day-trippers and has the reputation of being the party island.

When to go?

There’s no need to rush as the holiday season never ends in Hvar. It boasts around 115 sunny days each year. In Spring temperatures are already up to 20C and can reach 30C+ in the summer.

What to do?

Despite the intense heat, you should get out and explore the coastline and also climb to the top of the fortress for the best views of the Old Town, across the harbour and neighbouring islands.

Who goes there?

Loadsa celebs come here – Tom Cruise, Orson Welles (not any more, obvs) Prince Harry and Beyonce – have been there but most tend to stay on their yachts floating around the other 1,245 nearby islands. Only around 60 are inhabited.

How to get there?

Hvar is just a couple of hours away by boat from Split, Croatia’s second city after the capital Zagreb. Croatia is just a two-and-a-half-hour flight away from the UK.

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