Island of Hvar, in Adriatic Sea off Dalmatian coast of Croatia

January 2012 Issue

Island of Hvar, in Adriatic Sea off Dalmatian coast of Croatia


The island of Hvar, in the Adriatic Sea off the Dalmatian coast of Croatia

“When I think of our day on Hvar, I am reminded of the smell of lavender,” wrote BONNIE FLOYD of Sacramento, California, the winner of this month’s drawing. She, along with many of the twenty-eight other readers who sent in correct answers, had been to the subject of November’s photo, the island of Hvar, in the Adriatic Sea off the Dalmatian coast of Croatia.

The photo shows the view from a high point of Hvar city, overlooking the many small islands off Hvar’s coast.

Lavender, grown for perfume, is one of many crops that grow in Hvar’s mild and fertile climate.

Hvar is a two-hour ferry ride from the city of Split, Croatia, and is a favorite destination for travelers to the region.

We thank Helen Weismeyer of Port Ludlow, Washington, for contributing the photo.
Island of Hvar, in Adriatic Sea off Dalmatian coast of Croatia