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From: L'Austral cruise review

Day 6: Hvar, Croatia (6)

Hvar view

L'Austral was leaving port at 2:30 p.m., so we had just enough time to explore the western side of the harbor before catching a tender back to the ship.

Spanish Fortress in Hvar, Croatia

The Spanish Fortress above the town had a different profile from this angle.

Hvar city center from western side of harbor

Hvar waterfront

Here, you can see the town center and the eastern waterfront (shown earlier) across Hvar's inner boat and yacht harbor.

Aqua shop in Hvar

This part of town was newer, with resort hotels, yet another Aqua shop (is there a Croatian resort town of any size without one?), and a sports bar:

Sports bar poster in Hvar, Croatia

Post propping up tree in Hvar

The pedestrian promenade was lined with trees, including one that required third-party support.

Female swimmers in Hvar

A stone-paved swimming and sunbathing platform jutted into the harbor.

Jadrolinija catamaran in Hvar

Across the bay, the Jadrolinija high-speed ferry was about to leave Hvar for Split, Croatia's second-largest city .

L'Austral tenders in Hvar

We would have liked to walk farther (we could see a large resort hotel and beach up ahead on the western side of town), but it was almost time for the last tender back to L'Austral.

Inside tender to L'AUSTRAL

The Compagnie du Ponant tent had been taken down and loaded into the tender by the time we returned to the pier.

Tender in davits on L'Austral

One of the tenders was already hanging from its davits.

Hvar from tender window

This was our final view of Hvar as the tender sped back to L'Austral. At 2:30 p.m., we'd be departing for Rab, Croatia, the final port of call on our seven-night Adriatic cruise.

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Ship tour

L'Austral Adriatic cruise - day by day
Day 1: Venice Departure
Day 2: Zadar
Day 3: Trogir
Day 4: Dubrovnik
Day 5: Mouth of Kotor, Mljet
Day 6: Hvar
Day 7: Rab
Day  8: Venice Arrival

Also see:
L'Austral cruise review (8 pages)