Conde Nast Traveler Votes the Best Island in Europe 2019 - Hvar!

By 8 October 2019

October 8, 2019 - It has been a great year for the island of Hvar, the best island in Europe in 2019, says Conde Nast Traveler.  

It was back in - I think - 1997 that the readers of Conde Nast Traveler put the island of Hvar truly on the global map, with an award that has been quoted so many times since:

Hvar is one of the 10 most beautiful islands in the world. 

And it is. Having lived there for 13 years full-time, I was fortunate to experience more of its beauty than most people. 

And the Hvar love continues to enchant the readers of Conde Nast in 2019, as the results of the annual and influential Conde Nast Readers Choice Awards have been announced. With a record 600,000 plus votes cast, the number one island in Europe is... Hvar!

Here is what they had to say. 

1. Hvar, Croatia

With warm summers and mild winters, the island of Hvar is the sunniest spot in Croatia—there are over 2,800 hours of sunshine annually. It may be known for its beaches and turquoise water, but there’s another side to this resort island. From the town of Hvar on the island’s southern shore, make the slow, uphill climb to Tvrđava Fortica, a 13th-century fortress with the best views on the island.

Pro tip: To see Hvar’s spectacular fields of lavender in full bloom, visit in early summer. The harvest takes place in late July, but you can buy all sorts of scented souvenirs in the local markets year-round.Getting there: The Split Airport is just a 2.5-hour flight from London. From there, take a cab 20 minutes to the ferry station and board a catamaran or ferry to the town of Stari Grad. The entire journey takes about 90 minutes.

You can see all the winners in the original article

To learn more about the island, check out the Total Croatia Hvar in a Page guide

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