Photo Blog: Vrboska in the Morning in Early January

The island of Hvar in Croatia. One of the world's most beautiful spots, and one of the country's prime tourist destinations.

In the summer.

Hvar in the winter is arguably even more stunning. Gone are the crowds, the beaches are empty, and the locals all covered in extra layers of clothing. 

The fishing villages and towns are reduced to their bare essentials - stone houses, boats and the (usually) tranquil Adriatic.

Places such as Vrboska, home to the main ACI marina and a bustling summer tourist destination, but strikingly pretty out of season, such as in this shot, taken with an iPad in early January.

(Photographer Miranda Milicic Bradbury) 

Last modified onWednesday, 15 January 2014 14:34
Paul Bradbury

About Paul Bradbury

Author of Lebanese Nuns Don't SkiLavender, Dormice and a Donkey Named Mercedes and the Hvar's first comprehensive guidebook, Hvar: An Insider's Guide to Croatia's Premier Island, I have lived in Dalmatia full time since 2003 and run various tourism information websites about Hvar, Split and Zagora, and am co-author of Split: An Insider's Guide with Mila Hvilshoj.

I also have various blogging clients, including the Central Dalmatia Tourist Board, Restaurant Gariful, Hvar Adventure, Villas Hvar and Andro Tomic Wines, and print clients include Qatar Airways inflight magazine, Out! magazine from New York, and Croatian Hotspots. 

I also provide website content services, including Agroturizam Pharos, Toto's Restaurant, European Coastal Airlines, Restaurant Gariful and Divota Aparthotel. Please contact me if you would like help with your website content.

I also write for Google News via Digital Journal - see my range of articles here

Ongoing writing projects:

A History of Hajduk Split, co-author with Frane Grgurevic

Around the World in 80 Disasters

Total Hvar in the Media:

Interview of the Month, Croatian Embassy in Washington (May 2013)

Special Feature in Globus Magazine (May 2013)

Featured on Croatian TV show, More (2012) - watch the report here

4-page special in Nedjelji Jutarnji, Croatia's leading paper (August 2014)

Interviews in Slobodna Dalmacija, Dalmacijanews, Radio Split

I am available for writing services. Please contact me on [email protected] 

Other websites:

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Total Split -

Total Inland Dalamtia - 

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