There are over a thousand islands in Croatia. Hvar is one of the largest of these (the main city on the island bears the same name). We ventured around the island from Hvar to Stari Grad (literally "Old Town") where we visited a monastery. On the way back to Hvar we stopped for a wine tasting and a tour of the old city fortress overlooking Hvar. The island is speckled with incredible pebble beaches with beautiful, clear water. This island is certainly going on my list of backpacking destinations for a trip down the line.