Sea Girt, New Jersey
March 15, 2001
To get to the fortress, pass under the main Town Gate and head directly up the very steep stone steps to the top - you will come upon a pathway that will lead you to the fortress. The hike up to the fort is a terrific workout, and you will be rewarded with spectacular views when you reach the top. The hike up itself provides great views of the side streets of Hvar. On a side note, there were several hundred bikers having a very civilized cocktail party in the fortress the day we visited. Their presence, along with that of almost 300 motocycles, created an interesting juxtaposition between the fort's medieval history and the many different types of folks that visit Hvar today.
Take a picnic and enjoy the amazing view! Admission to the fortress is free.
From journal Sunny Hvar