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Pakleni islands

The picturesque Pakleni island chain of 11 rough, low-lying isles off the shoreline of Hvar is really beautiful and boasts many a getaway for diving and swimming in the , crystal clear waters of the Adriatic. The isles are covered with dark-green pines and aromatic maquis, coming to be more infertile on the seaward part.

Pakleni islands

Island Jerolim is the nearest isle, that is named after a now-disappeared church. Jerolim is straight opposite Hvar town. It is a preferred isle among travelers who typically walk away from the main jetty and stretch out on one of the sheltered bays. You can look for pine forests there for cover and shade.

Taxi motorboats leave frequently during the course of the top summer season from in front of the Arsenal to the isles of Jerolim and Stipanska, which are preferred naturist islands (even though nakedness is not obligatory). They advance to Ždrilca and Mlini and further out, Palmizana, which has a pebble beach and the Meneghello Place, a gorgeous boutique complex of vacation homes and cottages spread within rich subtropical gardens. Scuba divers really love Palmizana thanks to its lively marine life. Close-by Vlaka is a little fishing settlement reachable in an simple hour walk from Palmizana.

Getting to the Pakleni Islands

The ultimate ideal way to get to the Pakleni Islands is to have your personal motorboat and dock it at the ACI Harbour at Palmizana, or the bay of Zdrilca. If not, no problem. You can nevertheless arrive by everyday passenger boat from Hvar town that drops you off in Stipanska, Palmizana or Jerolim. There are everyday ferryboats but normally they are far more recurring in summer months.

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