A popular tourist destination, Hvar is the most luxurious island in Croatia and the sunniest place in the country, recognised for its lavender fields and other aromatic plants. The island’s capital is home to swanky hotels, elegant restaurants, and trendy bars and clubs. For a quieter spot, visit the coastal towns of Stari Grad and Jelsa, which represent the cultural and historical centers of the island. The interior of the island hides abandoned ancient hamlets, towering peaks and verdant, largely uncharted landscapes. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Istrian vineyards of Hvar for some winetasting.