A group of 20 something isles and rocks situated in front of Hvar, by the name of Pakleni otoci - Hell Islands (or Hvar’s isles as locals would refer to them) is a unique and the most recognisable natural beauty of Hvar. Once bare, tame isles covered in fragrant heather, with a few fields (in olden day people sowed there wheat), and a small village Volker; today represents a spacious tourist resort of Hvar - famous by far Hvar’s sunny Arcadia.
Pakleni Otoci - Hell Islands are the prettiest part of Hvar’s, if not the of whole Croatian riviera. A playful chain of woody isles, dipped in a clear, azure sea, a few resorts and swimming areas, and a number of little, hidden away beaches, stone terraces facing sun, and beautiful deserted lagoons make, as someone said, “An Arcadia in grasp of the palm.” The resorts from the east to the west:
Jerolim - a nudist swimming area
The famous and traditional Hvar’s nudist swimming area is situated on the Jerolim isle (which was named after the 15th century church). There are showers and a restaurant. The swimming area can be accessed by the organised, regular boat connection from the port of Hvar.
Stipanska - a nudist swimming area
A woody lagoon on Pakleni Otoci, with a number of pebble beaches, numerous hidden places for relaxed enjoyment of the Hvar’s sea and sun, and picturesque submarine life. There are several restaurants. The swimming area can be accessed by the organised, regular boat connection from the port of Hvar.
Šumovita uvala na Paklenim otocima s više šljunčanih ţala, brojnim skrovitim mjestima za opušteno uţivanje u hvarskom moru i suncu, te slikovitim podmorjem. Na Ţdrilcima je nekoliko restorana. Do kupališta je organizirana višekratna brodska veza iz hvarske luke.
The oldest and most famous Hvar’s resort and the nautical marina. Palmiţana (Vingradišće lagoon precisely) is a spacious lagoon with shallow and sandy beach. It is surrounded by the thick, pine forest, fragrant heather and rosemary bushes and various, exotic plants. There are several restaurants and B&Bs. Palmiţana can be accessed by the organised, regular boat connection from the port of Hvar.
A traditional, local’s resort on Pakleni Otoci. Once a roman villa, later a village dedicated to St. Clement. Today it is a destination to everyone who wishes to spend holidays on Hvar, in a direct contact with nature and people of Hvar. If you wish to experience plebeian festivity, visit Vlaka on St. Clement’s day, celebrated on the last Sunday in July. There are several restaurants. Vlaka can be accessed by own or hired boat.
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