One of the most prestigious traveller awards lists is out, after more than 800,000 votes, and the results confirm what many people in Croatia already know – Hvar is the Best Island in Europe. Again.
The annual Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards, now in their 34th year, placed Hvar at the top of the Best Islands in Europe category, beating no less than 7 Greek islands in the top 20. With a total score of 96.56/100, Hvar was also voted the 6th best island in the world, behind Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique (98.20), Cape Breton, Canada (97.97), Siargao, Philippines (97.77), Raja Ampat Islands, Indonesia (97.67), and Palawan, Philippines (97.54).
The Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards are also responsible for Hvar often being described as one of the world’s top 10 most beautiful islands, after making the list back in 1997, just two years after the Homeland War.
Hvar’s position as the best in Europe is a repeat of 2019, when it also topped the Conde Nast Readers Choice Awards.
Petar Razovic, Hvar Tourist Board Director, was delighted with the award:
“This is the crown to our successful season that is behind us. We are honorred to be in the company of the world’s best islands – this is a reward for all tourist stakeholders in our city and our island. Special thanks to the Government of the Republic of Croatia, led by Prime Minister Plenković, our Hvar local man, and the relevant Ministry, for their help in preparing for the challenging tourist season. The tourist boards of the island of Hvar in the post-season will continue to position our island on the world map of year-round destinations with a diverse offer, and we believe in further tourist growth.”