The island of Hvar received another world award, the Grand Prize of the readers of the prestigious magazine Condé Nast Traveler, whose votes brought it the title of the best island in Europe!
This year, Condé Nast Traveler organized the selection of the world's best islands for the 34th time, and more than 800 voters voted for the Reader's Choice Award. The announcement of the awards took place on Monday, October 5, 2021, when the laureates were announced across the continents, and it was the island of Hvar once again after 2019 shone at the top of the European list of the best islands.
Uz Hvar, are ranked in the top five islands Greek islands Mykonos, Zakynthos, Portugal Madeira Island te the Italian island of Ischia.
Condé Nast Traveler points out that Hvar is an excellent destination to visit all year round, especially due to warm summers and mild winters, and points out the well-known Hvar statistics - that this is the sunniest island in Croatia, with more than 2800 hours of sunshine a year. This prestigious world magazine also emphasizes the rich historical heritage of the town of Hvar - emphasizing the Fortica Fortress as an unavoidable cultural monument. Also, the editors write about the famous Hvar lavender harvest, which becomes one of the main attractions in the summer months.
"This is a kind of crown of our successful season that is behind us. We are honored to be in the company of the world's best islands - this is a reward for all tourism stakeholders of our city and our island. Special thanks to the Government of the Republic of Croatia, led by Prime Minister Plenković, our Hvaranin and the relevant Ministry, for their help in preparing for the challenging tourist season. The tourist boards of the island of Hvar will continue to position our island on the world map of year-round destinations with a diverse offer in the post-season, and we believe in further tourist growth ", expires Petar Razovic, director of the Hvar Tourist Board.
It is important to note that for the first time in the town of Hvar, the most numerous were tourists from the United States, who made over 13.000 arrivals and 38.000 overnight stays.
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