Continuing our popular series, 25 Things to Know about Croatia, on November 11, 2017, a visit to one of the most charming destinations of all – Vrboska on the island of Hvar.
1 The Fortress Church
There is no questioning the most impressive building in the quaint old town of Vrboska – the unique fortress church of St Mary of Mercy. Built in the 16th century following the devastating attack by the Turks under Uyuz Ali, who burned the village in 1571 along with much of Dalmatia, the church fortress was built as a result to protect the inhabitants of Vrboska, and to good effect. The church fortress is open to tourists these days, with latest opening times advertised on the door (or check with the tourist board across the harbour).