It was August 12 and the morning was brutally hot. The world-renowned sunny days on Hvar showed their dark side as I sweat profusely, looking as if someone threw a bucket of water on me.
Leaving my cool room at Pharos for a photo essay on Hvar in the morning felt like a suicide mission. But, one that would be quickly over as I expected nobody would be crazy enough to hang around the town’s centre. I figured they would either be at the beach or at the pool and wait for the sun to go down to maybe take a stroll and grab a bite to eat for dinner in one of Hvar’s excellent restaurants.
People resisting sun © Nina Lelas
But to my surprise, the town was packed with people. Every cafe seat was completely taken and the main square saw people walking around to see the town. From Hvar’s churches, museums, city walls, historical sites, and waterfront promenade with lovely yachts that move your imagination to daydream about a different kind of life – it is a perfect postcard that triggers people’s curiosity. Surprisingly enough, the narrow streets next to the main square, which provide much more shade and have their own romantic side, are mostly empty. The few people we came across were actually moving from these refreshing pockets towards the main square. Perhaps, because so many apartments are packed in those streets, they are just not as attractive as many reside there due to accommodation. Take a look at a typical August morning of Hvar and start planning for next season.
Enjoying coffee and drinks © Nina Lelas
Every bit of shade welcome © Nina Lelas
Apart from joy, Hvar can provide healthcare if needed too © Nina Lelas
The main square beauty attracts people from every direction © Nina Lelas
Lovely side streets of Hvar town © Nina Lelas
Shade and vegetation of chilled side streets © Nina Lelas
Admiring details on every corner © Nina Lelas
Back to the Adriatic © Nina Lelas
Yachts are nice but you don’t have to drive, only relax when on catamaran © Nina Lelas
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