VISIT SUCURAJ ON ISLAND HVAR WITH ME (TWO COATS, TWO OUTFITS)

Today I'm sharing two outfit proposals and one travel proposal with you. The travel proposal is charming Sucuraj on island Hvar, a place I visited twice in two days before the Christmas holidays (if you read this post then you know why). Anyhow, the first outfit proposal features a camel coat, a grey dress, a printed scarf and a pair brown boots. The second outfit is all about my favourite magenta coat and the suit up look. I do believe suits are going to be a big trend this year. I wrote about it here. Both outfits were quite warm and comfortable, simply perfect for this time of year. 
THE STORY OF AN OUTFIT- HOW I WORE IT BEFORE
This outfit is composed of only four clothing items, but it was quite cozy nevertheless. All of these items I had before so I'll link up posts where I'm wearing them: 
1. a camel coat (previously worn herehere herehere and here)
2. a printed scarf (this lovely scarf was a gift from fellow blogger Ely and I wore it previously here, here and here)
3. a grey dress (previously worn here and here)
4. a pair of high brown boots (previously worn here, here here here, herehere, here , here and here). 
 My second styling has already been featured on this blog here, so I'll go to right to linking these items. The grey suit is second hand item (blazer worn here). I wore this magenta coat many times in the past (links here, hereherehere here and here). The tartan scarf is a new, it was a gift and I wore it previously here. The heeled Šimecki boots are another old item, worn previously here, here, here, here here,  here , here, here , here , here, here, here , here , here, here, here, here, here, here , here, here, here  , here, here , here and here
MY PREVIOUS POSTS ABOUT SUCURAJ (SUCHURAY ON ISLAND HVAR), CROATIA
I have already wrote about the history of this place in my older posts. Long story short, Sucuraj is more than 2300 years old. During its history it has been destroyed and rebuild many times. Sucuraj was first inhabited by Ilyrians, an ancient European tribe that has merged with the Slavic, Greek and Albanian tribes centuries ago  European history being dynamic as is, this island has often changed 'owners', that is, it belonged to different states and kingdoms. The history of this place is pretty interesting. For more information, visit my old posts: 
1. CATCHING A FERRY IN SUĆURAJ ISLAND HVAR, CROATIA
2. VISITING SUĆURAJ ON ISLAND HVAR: WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?


WHAT TO SEE AND DO IN SUNNY SUCURAJ (ISLAND HVAR) DURING WINTER
Let's talk a bit about Sucuraj (spelled Sućuraj in Croatian, official Sucuraj site here). Sucuraj is a touristic settlement and a small port. This place is the official centre of the eastern part of Hvar island. It has more than 2700 hours of sunshine per year and that means that statistically, it is one of the sunniest towns.  It is actually very close to the mainland (5 km), so close that a ferry ride from Drvenik (the coastal port) typically takes less than half an hour. Sucuraj is tiny but charming. There are less than 400 inhabitants living in Sucuraj but this place has its own school, hospital and a tourist office. I'm not sure is the tourist office open during the winter, though. 
STROLLING AROUND, HIKING AND ENJOYING LOVELY VIEWS UNDER THE SUN
Winter here are pretty mild (but at times windy) and you can expect to enjoy a fair number of sunny days that will allow you to enjoy in wonderful views this place offers. I'm mentioning the views because the placement of this little port is fantastic, it has a view of both sides of the island. If you look at one side, you can see the Croatian coastline and on the other side you can see semisland Pelješac and island Korčula. One of the things you can do here, besides catching a ferry, strolling around is to visit historical churches. There is no admission fee for the churches. The stores are open during the winter, but there is only one cafe from what I've seen. In winter,  going swimming or trying out water sports isn't an option for most people but you can still enjoy a nice day at the beach. There are quite a few beautiful beaches to choose from. This town is tiny so you can see all of it fairly quickly. If you are planning a short visit, you can basically walk everyone. A short visit is actually a nice idea, especially in winter when swimming isn't an option for most. You can also do a one day visit thing, catch the ferry, and go back to the mainland the same day. The advantage of visiting this place in the winter is avoiding the crowds and the disadvantage is that you will probably not be able to enjoy the crystal clean sea. Unless you are brave and can face a colder sea and it's not a very cold sea either.  At an average of 15- 16 degrees Celsius, Adriatic winter temperature is still warmer than many rivers in summer time.

VISITING THE HISTORICAL BUILDINGS AND CHURCHES 
There are few historical attractions in this town and well and they include: 
- a Franciscan monastery from the 9th century,
- a fortress from the 17th century,
- a church of saint Anthony from the 17th century century,
- a church of saint George from the 19th century (that includes remains of a much older church),
- a stone lighting house from the 19th century. 
THE CHURCH OF SAINT GEORGE  
The Church of Saint George (Crkva sv. Jurja) is a beautiful neoromantic nineteenth century church build next to the remains of an older church. The Church of Saint George was build in 1863. In the garden in front of the church you can see the remains of the older church that was mentioned in the historical documents of 14th century but its true age is not known. You can see and visit these ruins as well. They are placed right next to the church in the garden. Bellow you can see the photographs of the church from the inside and inside as well as the photographs of the garden with the ruins. 
THE CHURCH OF SAINT ANTHONY (CRKVA SV. ANTE)
The church of saint Anthony is a baroque church. It was built in the seventeenth centuries by refugees who came to this island trying to escape the Ottoman invasion and colonization attempts. I didn't go inside of this church of Saint Anthony because I was short on time and I'm not even sure whether the church was open or not when I was there. However, I did a little online research and found out that it contains valuable paintings and statues. 
That would be all for today. You can buy some of my art prints and posters inspired by Adriatic here and here

Comments

  1. Такие интересные фото! Я очень люблю путешествовать ))

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  2. What a charming place Sucuraj is, Ivana! Thank you so much for the introduction. It looks like the perfect place for a stroll on a sunny Winter's day. The Church of St. George looks very beautiful, both inside and out. My favourite of your outfits is the first one. I love the proportions and how it is all brought together by that magnificent shawl. Have a lovely Friday and weekend, my dear! xxx

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    1. Thank you. The Church of Saint George is lovely, very typical example of the Dalmatian churches. I wrote scarf but it is really more of a shawl. I need to take a full photo of it so that the print is visible.

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  3. bellissimi entrambi i look e in questo post come in tutta l'isola di Hvar ci devo proprio andare!
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  4. Such great outfits! I'm a big fan of scarves and I love how they add a little extra colour and print to an outfit - both of the ones you are wearing here are beautiful but I love the first outfit a little more! :)

    Hope that you are having a great week :)

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  5. Lovely photos, nice places. And your outfits are great too :-D

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  6. This place is a paradise, so much inspiration, in love with this post


    Kisses
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  7. I can definitely see the appeal of Sucuraj as a tourist destination both from your written description and photos. Plenty of sunshine and a rich history add up to a lot of charm. I love the classic components you styled together for both outfits. That shade of red is particularly lovely on you!

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  8. Great photos and you look so beautiful.I love your blog and I'm looking forward to read more of your wonderful ideas.New fun here,hope we stay connected and keep sharing.

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  9. Super photos, this place looks great!! Wouldn't mind going for sure!! Happy Friday x

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  10. What rich and interesting history, it's beautiful there! Thanks for sharing such knowledge and I hope you have a great weekend!

    XO,
    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

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  11. Sucuraj is definitely worth to visit! And both of your looks are wonderful and perfect for your sight-seeing tours. It is unbelievable how old Sucuraj is and during I read and watched your post I directly could smell the salty air and feel the sun on my skin. Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend, dear Ivana!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  12. Sućuraj je divan! Jako mi se sviđa kombinacija s crvenim kaputom i sivim hlačima.

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  13. Sucuraj is so lovely place- this palms, and blue sky, and this lovely church- I love it. I like so much your camel coat - it's so lovely and so in my style too xx

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  14. This looks like such a beautiful place to visit and your photos are beautiful!
    I love both your outfits, but especially the magenta coat
    Julia x
    https://www.thevelvetrunway.com/

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  15. Such a lovely place, that sunshine and blue skies make me very excited for India! Both outfits are great. xxx

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  16. Such a wonderful look at this area, Ivana. And you are the best at rewearing what you have. I need to hang out with you more.
    OXOX
    Jodie

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    1. Thank you Jodie. I enjoy re wearing what I have.

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