I visited Hvar Town with an organised day tour. We started early in the morning from Split boat harbor and had a first stop at Milna, a village on the sea shore of Brac island, pleasant enough although not absolutely remarkable. Then we reached Hvar Town, the capital of Hvar island, a lovely maze of narrow streets around a beautifully proportioned "piazza" in the best Venetian Renaissance style.
After visiting the town, some of my tour companions went to a nearby beach, but I preferred to climb all the way up to the Spanjol Fortress, so called because some Spanish military engineers worked at its construction during the XIV century. The effort was rewarded with amazing views of the town and the nearby islands.
Feeling more in Italy than in Croatia, that day pizza took the place of fish for lunch, followed by one of the best ice-creams I have ever eaten, from a "gelateria" on the main "piazza" on the left as you watch from the harbor. Anyhow, I also had my share of sea as we went later to one of the Pakleni islands for a swim.
There are many tour companies that offer day tours to Hvar and the Pakleni islands, both from Split and from Trogir.
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