Hvar: The Town of Sucuraj
Town, Walk, Sites of historic interest (fortification)
Situated right at the eastern tip of Otok Hvar on its southern shore this charming little town has an active harbour partly due to its fishing fleet and partly due to the regular ferry that runs between it and the town of Drevnik on the mainland.
The town itself is well worth a visit if just to walk around the harbour, and frequent one of the bars, ice cream parlours or restaurants that surround it. This seems to be a little advertised but popular holiday destination with the fringes of the town being made up of a multitude of holiday villas and apartments.
There are swimming areas to the west of the harbour and also worth a look is the pier where a statue of Sv. Nikola points out towards the main land and from where you can see much of the north shore of the peninsula of Peljesac as well.
Walking around the harbour will ultimately lead you to a road that takes you to the Sucuraj lighthouse, however before you depart the town you will pass the frontage of a fort that looks to date to the middle of the 17th Century and was presumably constructed to defend the port from Turkish pirates. While it is not open to visitors its is worth the time for a walk past its exterior.
Park in the town then walk.
Otok Hvar: from Stari Grad or Vrboska take the main road (Route 116) east that runs along the spine of Hvar until your reach Sucuraj.
Sunday, 24 April 2011