Hvar is desirable, it’s a hot spot for the travel elite and well heeled, it’s one of the handful of places in Croatia who cater for this type of clientele with luxury hotels, villas, restaurants and party scene there for those who have the money to spend. Two years ago when I visited Hvar for the first time this is kind of what appealed to me.
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What makes island of Vis so special? It’s untouched nature and authentic dalmatian settlement. There’s certainly a different energy throughout the whole island and although Vis is a popular destination for tourists, it’s nothing compared to the likes of Hvar island.
The Island of Hvar is rich in history, architecture, culture and has the gastronomy to match. Whether you’re looking for lavender fields, olive orchards, vineyards or just some vitamin sea, there is a lot to do and see on island of Hvar. The two most popular cities, Stari Grad and Town of Hvar both have a lot to offer, however on opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of holiday styles.
I was thrilled to be invited along to the second part of Croatian National Tourism Board‘s #VisitSlavonia trip where I’d be introduced to a side of Slavonia that I’d never experienced before, many places on the itinerary I never knew existed. My husband, a very proud Dalmatinac was also in for the journey and we were both eager to expand our knowledge and experiences in Slavonia, along with 12 other bloggers and influencers from Europe.
Đakovo is the second largest town in the Osijek-Baraja County with a population of about 27,000 people. While the town has numerous religious monuments and motifs, Đakovo’s main cultural attraction is the Catherdral (Cathedral basilica of St. Peter) that is also visible as far as the highway as you pass the town from a distance. The Cathedral was opened in 1882, stands at 84 meters tall and 7 million bricks were used to create one of the most spectacular Cathedrals in Europe, inside and out. Right next door is the Bishops Palace.