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“An easy cycle ride away from Hvar - a far more sedate and relaxing location.”
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Milna
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Hvar Abandoned Village Tour and Local Dinner
Ranked #7 of 55 things to do in Hvar
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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“An easy cycle ride away from Hvar - a far more sedate and relaxing location.”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

We hired bikes from the small stand at the bus station in Hvar and just decided to set off along the coast to find some nice bays to relax in. Word of warning - unless you are very confident of a mountain bike dont be tempted to take the foot or cyclepaths - theyre steep and overgrown !

We found Milna - lovley little bay with some restauraunts and small stalls selling cold drinks / fruit etc etc. The beach is still very stoney - the coast still rocky.... but its a far more family orientated and generally relaxed. Neither of us are in the first flush of youth or wonderfully tanned yet we fely happy to go for a swim here without feeling self confident as we would in Hvar town. All in all a sweet little bay well worth the 30 min cycle from Hvar.

Visited July 2014
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“Relaxing, small town alongside a beautiful Marina.”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Arriving via taxi from Supestar (20euro) after ferry crossing from Split, this town is lovely. We rented an apartment (Gabi Apartment) above a small bar facing the Marina.

Pebble beaches within walking distance
Local bars and restaurants on your doorstep
Great for people watching.....aka those who can afford the luxury of travelling by boat
Beautiful sunsets
Friendly locals
Peace and total relaxation

We loved Milna and will visit again

Visited May 2014
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“Good alternative beach, a short drive away from Hvar Town”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

After beach-hopping in Hvar island, I must say if you're staying in Hvar Town, give this beach a try. On calm days, it's serene and there are enough rocks around for you to get interesting snorkeling experience. It's less crowded and more family-friendly than Hvar Town's main beaches, and has some lovely restaurants around for lunch.

Visited July 2014
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“Think long and hard about what you want out of your holiday before staying in Milna”
Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

Yes, Milna is quiet and the 2 small bays are stunning and secluded and peaceful (if you block out the many children that tend to be there) but if you don't drive, Milna could feel like a large cage -so bear that in mind when you're planning. If your aim is to stay in the village and do a lot of sleeping, staying in, etc. then Milna is truly relaxing. If you're in Milna simply because it's cheaper in terms of accommodation, you might want to factor in a number of things such as transportation, cost of living (which is higher in a small island village), available entertainment.
The buses are never on time with our average wait having been 50 minutes and the bus not turning up at all on one occasion, meaning we were at the stop for over an hour trying to get to Hvar.
Taxis are 100-120 Kunas (that's £11 - £13) every time we want to go out which adds up massively at the end of a week. So if your budget is slightly tight for accommodation in Hvar, staying in Milna isn't exactly economical at the end of it if you do want to go to town and explore other islands. Our Milna accommodation (Lavanda Apartments) was great but not the cheapest @ £100 night, in hindsight, I would pay more and stay in Hvar itself. The food was also more expensive (110 Kuna / £12 for a cheese and ham platter!)
So my advice is to simply think carefully about what your interests are and what the holiday is for.. I can see why Milna is more appealing and cost-effective for a family with a car but for a young couple without a car it might not be if you are seeking the thrills of a town.

Fyi- a car in Hvar or Milna costs about £55 - £60 minimum per day without the petrol (think that the same would cost £20 in other European towns)

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“A quiet spot, away from the throng of Hvar town”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

This is a small little village, barely 5 minutes drive from Hvar town, but so totally different.

This is a quiet beachside Hamlet, but also has chairs and umbrellas to rent, plus snacks and drinks to buy right on the foreshore, and when your appetite gets the better of you, 5 or 6 waterside restaurants to choose from.

It's a great (quiet) little town.

Visited July 2014
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