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I'm happy to hear that you had a great time on Vis, Komiža and Hvar. I currently live on island Hvar and I love it. Hvar has an interesting history and like many Croatian cities it lived to see different rules and governments. You're right that it was under many different rules, including the Venetian and Austrian-Hungarian Empire. Hvar has never been Turkish or Bosnian, though. Like many Croatian islands it was under Venetian rule for a time and it was occupied by the Italian Fascist army in WW2. It was also occupied by Napoleon so there was a short French rule. Stari Grad (a near by city) was founded by Greek thousands of years ago when they escaped island Faros after an earthquake so there is the Greek influence. As for the Turks and the Ottoman Empire, they made their attacks and burned some villages on island Hvar but to my knowledge they never ruled Hvar city.
There is a local joke here, one guy said that everyone can piss on his grave if they die in the same country they were born it. That's very true for the whole area that was a target of both Western and Eastern colonialism. But when a place is this beautiful, one can almost understand that everyone wants to claim it.:)
There are many amazing things about Croatia, but the best are the islands, Blue Grotto and the color of the water :) Your trip was wonderful. And that food....