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Make a holiday rental apartment or villa in Hvar, Croatia your home away from home

Hvar is the ultimate Dalmatian Island. Blanketed by thick, Mediterranean vegetation and blessed with a wonderfully mild climate, Hvar villas have been among the most popular holiday destinations with discerning travellers for centuries. Considered among the 10 most beautiful islands in the world, Hvar remains beautifully natural, attracting painters, nature lovers and outdoor sports enthusiasts in droves every year, who flock to apartments in Hvar, Croatia to enjoy the close links between man and nature and the charmingly traditional way of life which is still enjoyed on the island.

Things to do on holiday to Hvar, Croatia

There is a huge amount to see and do from an apartment in Hvar. The coastline is stunning. The pebble beaches that surround the island mainly consist of small, crescent shaped bays, surrounded by thick pine woodland, which shelter visitors from the frequent winds that make Hvar a kite surfing haven. If you are looking for a soft sand beach from your holiday rental apartment in Hvar, there are a couple of natural, sandy beaches along the north coast, especially around Jelsa. There are plenty of opportunities to sail and kite surf in Hvar, with reliable winds caressing the north shores of the island. There are also some excellent scuba diving centres located in Hvar and Jelsa, with dive sites ideal for both experts and interested learners.

One of the most enjoyable ways to explore from Hvar villas is to take the slow route through the island, travelling under your own steam. Cycling through Hvar is a hugely popular way to explore, taking in the sights and smells, especially the rich fragrance of lavender which covers the island. There are a huge range of cycle paths throughout the meadows, country roads and forest tracks of Hvar, details of which are readily available from the Hvar Tourist Information offices.

Places to visit on holiday to Hvar, Croatia

Hvar Town paintings cannot do the town justice. The ancient town is stunning, located on a sheltered harbour. The ancient monuments which make up the town appear at every turn, and although St Stephens Cathedral, the Theatre of Hvar and Groda Palace are the best known attractions in Hvar town, it is almost impossible to set any monuments apart from the rest of the town, such is the ancient beauty. There is plenty of walking from Hvar town, both into the unspoilt woodland and along the coved coastline that surround the town, and by night, the bars and restaurants of Hvar attract people from across the island.

Other Dalmation Islands are within range of a fantastic day trip from a Hvar villa too. Boats can be arranged heading for the islands of Brac, Ciovo and Korcula among others.

Weather in Hvar, Croatia

Hvar has a magnificently mild climate, and is famous for its warm temperatures and remarkable lack of rain. During the warmest summer months, (July and August), monthly average temperatures hover around the 25˚C mark, with daily peaks routinely reaching up to 30˚C. The clear seas are easily warm enough for swimming from May until November as sea temperatures between these months remain above 20˚C too. In winter, a very special time for painters in Hvar villas, temperatures still average between 8 and 10˚C.

Travel to Hvar, Croatia

In order to reach a self catering apartment in Hvar, you must first catch a flight to Split Airport (SPU), services to which are provided by easyJet, Flybe and British Airways. The airport has excellent bus connections to Split ferry terminal, from which there are a large range of ferries, catamarans and boats waiting to take you across to Hvar and your Hvar holiday rental.


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                                                                                                      "Villa Mendes" is the perfect place to stay, especially if you enjoy total privacy and peace. We have stayed at many different villas, all over the World, over the last 15 years and can honestly say that this was our best one ever! The dead-end track leading from the main road to the villa is 2-3 km long, so definitely no passing traffic, but you may prefer a 4WD or SUV if you plan on driving up and down it often. The rooms are all tastefully furnished to a very high standard and spotlessly clean (like the rest of Croatia). The views from every room are simply stunning and the layout of the accommodation allows for family or friends spending time together, but still maintaining privacy between each bedroom area. Outside, the pool area is just fantastic and the private ocean front is great for swimming in the clear blue water or exploring along the rocks and pools. The ocean goes flat when the wind drops, and you can actually see huge shoals of small fish swimming by. We spent most of our time relaxing at the villa and took advantage of the services of top chef Franko some nights, who cooked us fabulous and authentic Croatian meals using local produce, some grown himself. We also found fantastic restaurants in local Jelsa and further away Hvar, both beautiful ports where you can enjoy boat trips or just chill out. It was only the two of us this time, but we are already planning to return with our friends, another three couples, next year and take full advantage of all the facilities. The hospitality and communication from Mario and Margarita Mendes was outstanding, never intrusive, but always there to help. A really lovely couple, with very high standards. To sum up "Villa Mendes" really is the experience of a lifetime!!
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                                                                                                      Fantastic stay

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                                                                                                      Lovely property, spotlessly clean. Loved the garden area and second kitchen, where we cooked and ate out in the patio/ garden area. Our hosts Marin and Ana were so helpful and kind. Would definately recommend staying here. You would need a hire car. Lovely hidden coves to visit and swim in the sea.
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