On arrival to the port it was glistening in the sun, Hvar Town itself is absolutely beautiful.

St Stephen square and cathedral welcomes visitors to the main square, this is a central meeting place and a nice place for a quiet drink or a spot of lunch.

The cathedral up close, it is possible to go inside and explore the interior.

The sea that surrounds the island is incredibly clear, and can be explored through the beaches and more secluded bays by boat.

The spa resort which is located on the sea; the double beds look luxurious.

View from the top of the fort, that can be climbed. Pokleni islands in the doatance, which can be visited by boat taxi.

View on the descent from the fort, Hvar town with it's closely knit streets.

On a day that it rained, we rented a car and explored the island, this is the town of Jelsa, which has paved streets and a lovely little port.

Coffee stop in Jelsa, which included an accompany of a cheese pastry. This is a traditional pastry from the country.

A stormy Stari Grad, this is another small town on the island, small in size but large in character. With the tea rooms, restaurants and market place.

Fresh fruit is available all over Croatia in the markets, but the cherries and watermelon in Hvar were particularly sweet, which made them my favourite breakfast.

The sunset over the Pakleni Islands, was a marvellous way to end the day from our roof terrace as we sipped wine.

We had an absolutely great stay in Hvar, the town in lively due to it's increase as a party spot. This however adds to it's character and friendly atmosphere.