We are pleased to present a new Solo Travel Destination Post from Bettine, a member of the Solo Travel Society. Bettine is from Canada, and submitted the following report about Hvar, Croatia. Do you have a solo travel destination that you would like to recommend? Submit your description here, along with a few photos, and share it with fellow travelers!
Solo travel rating: 1.5 (1 is easiest, 4 is most difficult. Please see chart below)
Languages spoken: Croatian, Italian, English
Reasons to Visit Hvar
Hvar is beautiful and fascinating. Croatia is how I imagine Greece and Italy may have been to visit 50 years ago. There are treasures to be found around every corner, but no tourist crowds.
I went to an abandoned village, a mountaintop shrine, some beautiful old churches with fabulous mosaics… and every time I was the only person there. It is, however, very easy to meet new people in Hvar. The locals are very friendly and the main town is a hotspot for the Meds yachting community.
The square was a fun and friendly place to be every evening with lots of restaurants and bars. I travelled around comfortably by bike and bus – travelled from one end of the island to the other visiting the little picturesque villages and towns along the way.
Hvar prides itself on being an entirely self-sufficient island, and locals refer to it as Planet Hvar.
Solo Travel Destination Rating System
Safety – 2 (1 very safe, 2 safe in most areas, 3 be cautious at all times.)
Language – 2 (1 English is first language, 2 English speakers easy to find, 3 English speakers rare)
Navigation – 1 (1 easy to navigate by transit or car, 2 poor transit, car necessary, 3 not easy to get around)
Culture – 1 (1 Similar to North America or Western Europe, 2 Different from above but relaxed and easy, 3 Challenging)
Average Rating – 1.5 (1 is easiest, 4 is most difficult)