Hvar old town
Stari Grad means "old town". Founded in 384 BC by the Greeks, nowadays it is a maze of flower-covered steps, carved balconies, vaulted passages and walled gardens (particularly the southern side). Make sure you visit Tvrdalj, the house of the 16C poet Petar Hektorovic and its superb garden. The Dominican monastery built in the 15C and 16C is also well worth a look, as is St John's chapel (Sv. Ivana), built in the 12C on the site of an ancient temple (note the 6C mosaics).
Croatia : Island hopping between Split and Dubrovnik
The Dalmatian coast is rich and varied enough to cater for all types of holidaymakers. Depending on your taste you can enjoy scuba diving in the Blue Grotto on the island of Bisevo, chilling out on Zlatni Rat beach on the island of Brac, or culture vulturing in the towns of Hvar and Korcula. This itinerary takes in all these activities and takes you down the coast in stages, finishing with a memorable visit to the city of Dubrovnik.Discover