By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises
The island of Hvar is one of Croatia’s trendiest destinations: Beaches, watersports, cafés, and shops.
The tourist bureau would have you think of it as the Saint-Tropez of Dalmatia.
It’s a very attractive place; the town of Hvar is mostly white and tan structures with orange or red roofs.
But going to Hvar means going to a place where, with the arrival of summer come flocks of tourists, along with eruptions of color in the interior of the island: vineyards, fields of lavender, and riots of wild flowers.
A HVAR ALBUM
On this visit I went with a group of guests on an off-road adventure into some of the mountains and valleys of Hvar.
We ventured through fields of purple lavender and yellow broom to isolated towns; one village is down to just seven residents, some of whom were refugees from an even more remote settlement now abandoned.
Here is some of what I saw.
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