Hvar, Croatia

The Croatian island of Hvar bills itself as the "sunniest island in the Adriatic." Not only does it have the figures to back up this claim - an annual average of 2,724 hours of sunshine - but it also makes visitors a sporting proposition, offering them a money-back guarantee if there are seven consecutive days of snow!

Walk through history and view the longest and largest piazza of all the Croatian islands. Cars are banned from Hvar Town so its streets and people converge onto the expansive piazza. A thick-walled fortress overlooks the harbor and reaches down to the water where you can begin your walk into the old town and to the 15th-century Franciscan Monastery.

  • Hvar, Croatia