CNN Finds 50 Stunning Rooftop Bars and Restaurants: Number 4 - Hvar

By , 13 Jul 2017, 19:22 PM Travel

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Another day, another mention for Hvar in the international media. 

Hvar Town is in the international media again, this time on CNN on July 12, 2017.

And, if we are honest, would it be possible to compile a list of the best rooftop bars and restaurants in the world, without mentioning the best terrace on Croatia's premier island?

The view from Top Bar in the island's leading hotel, Adriana, is sensational. Cocktail in hand, take in the following view:

The oldest public theatre in Europe, built in 1612.

The location where organised tourism began, some 149 years, and which will be celebrated on its 150th birthday with the opening of a new 5-star hotel, the first on the island.

The birthplace of Ivan Vucetic, the godfather of fingerprinting.

The Spanish Fortress, overlooking this historic Venetian town from high above. 

The Pakleni Islands, emerald jewels in front of the town, home to the secret getways of the rich and famous. 

The exclusive Hvar waterfront, home to the yachts of the likes of Bill Gates and Roman Abramovich. 

The largest square in all Dalmatia, the Hvarska Pjaca, some 4,700m2.

The impressive Arsenal building, guarding the left-hand entrance to the square, where recently Roman ruins were found, proving civilisation in the town dating back millennia. 

And when you have tired of such a boring view, turn to your attentive waiter for a refill, and enjoy the fine selection on offer at Top Bar, truly one of the best locations on the Adriatic. 

To see who else made the list, click here.

To learn more about Top Bar and Hotel Adriana, click here.

And - and please don't tell CNN - but this correspondent has found an even better terrace on Hvar, and in the same hotel. But for very different reasons. Find out more here.  

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