It’s Raining in Hvar Town – What Do We Do?

Daniela Rogulj

While most of us anticipate the weather in Hvar town to be sunny, warm, and ready for swimming, there are those few unfortunate summer days when the rain will have its way. Although the taxi boats may have to wait, here are some activities to take advantage of on those rainy vacation days.

Go to a restaurant or cafe: You’ll oftentimes notice when it’s raining out that the cafes will usually be filled with people. One reason is to seek shelter from the rain, the other is to meet friends, drink, and be jolly. One thing that is particularly great about restaurants or cafes in the rain is that it brings people together, forces them to communicate, and most likely encourages a drink or two. You’ll be more inclined to meet people this way, including locals, and we can assure you that you’ll hear a good story or two.


Art galleries and Museums: Whether you remain in Hvar town to flock the various art galleries or museums in the town (be sure to check the opening times or call), it’s also wise to consider other galleries on the island. Stari Grad is just a short bus ride away from Hvar town, and the Stari Grad Museum is surely not one to be missed.


Shopping: What better way to enjoy a rainy day than to shop the alleyways of Hvar town? Sure, you’ll need an umbrella handy, but we think shopping in a bit cooler and crisper air prohibits better shopping decisions. Hvar town is filled with boutiques and especially creative jewelry shops – you will be sure to find one of a kind pieces here (and won’t be filled with sweat when you’re trying them on).


Take a hike: The hot summer heat usually hinders you from doing outdoors activities other than swimming, but the Hvar town Fortica, aka Tvrđava Španjola, is great to take advantage of during a bit of rain. Although the sky won’t be as blue for your photos, we promise you the effort and dedication it takes you to get up there will be cut in half – an essential tourist site to see under a bit of cooler weather.


Pamper yourself: If you’re in a position to do so, book a spa day. Hvar has many great hotels with spas that offer massages and beauty treatments. You can even just use the sauna to warm up if you need! A good way to kill time while the rain passes, a bit of pampering never hurt anyone.


Sure Hvar is the place to go to for the ultimate summer holiday, but don’t let a little bit of rain kill your buzz. Embrace the architecture, enjoy that warm cup of coffee (or brandy), admire the churches and the art and try to explore as much as you can. Even book a spa day if you’re up for it! We promise you Hvar town in the rain isn’t such a buzzkill afterall.


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