Hvar is a beautiful island resort on the eastern shore of the Adriatic Sea, well known for its hip and happening nightlife. Think a port harbor lined with smart yachts, ferry boats plying between nearby island towns, and the lure of secluded bays and beaches attracting vacationers to the island. Don’t be surprised to come across ornate Gothic palaces guarded by old medieval walls and long stretches of marble streets reserved only for pedestrians. The old town square, the medieval fortress of Fortica and a graceful Franciscan monastery offer a historical flavor of this port town. What Hvar is best known for however, is its buzzing after hours scene. After partying all night at the many lively bars in town, locals and travelers are often seen cooling off on the spectacular beaches of Dubovica or Hula Hula, lazing in the sun and soaking in the sea.