island, Hvar town
just off the Dalmatian coast and perfumed by the scent of
lavender, Hvar is one of the most hyped and beautiful of
all the Croatian islands and has been a favorite getaway
ever since the Romans. Once a town of turbulent history,
today it is one of the most prominent and visited tourist
centres in the Adriatic.
The most popular beaches of the town Hvar are situated on
the Pakleni islands. The name of this tiny archipelago (about
twenty islets right opposite the town of Hvar) which extends
undulating along the south side of Hvar comes from the word
"paklina" (melted pine resin for 'rasping' boat plating).
This archipelago is the most beautiful part of the Hvar
riviera and can be easily reached by frequent taxi boats
from the harbour, just outside the Arsenal.
Pakleni islands have numerous bathing places and a myriad
of small, secluded beaches.
The most popular ones are:
Jerolim - is a well-known and long-established naturist
beach. The coast of the island of Sveti Jerolim is predominantly
rocky, with also nice small shingle beach. The vegetation,
which comes almost right down to the shore, is a mixture
of shrub and pine groves, so if you pick your spot carefully
you can have plenty of shade in the heat of the afternoon,
with the sea at your doorstep when you need to cool off.
There is a good restaurant and showers.
- The island is partly nudist and has three popular coves.
Stipanska is the first one where taxi boats stop.
It is the same taxi boat as for Jerolim. A short walk trough
the pinewood will take to a restaurant. Stipanska has a
small shop, showers and naturist section. West of Stipanska,
Zdrilica cove is located with a very fine restaurant
often visited by yacht crowd. Mlin cove to the south
is a wonderful bay with a pebbly beach. Marinkovac is pretty
much everywhere clothing optional so you can choose to loose
your swimsuit or not.
Sv. Klement (St. Clement) is the largest island in
the Pakleni archipelago. It takes about 20 minutes to get
there by taxi boat.
People often reffer to Sveti klement as Palmizana
which is a spacious and island's the most popular cove with
a shallow fine shingle beach. In the bay of Vinogradisce
the family of the botanist Eugen Meneghello began to build
summer houses and also to plant trees. Nowadays, it is a
veritable arboretum with tourist facilities.
Palmizana is surrounded by a thick pine forest, fragrant
heather and rosemary shrubs and a number of exotic plants.
Restaurants: Meneghello, Novak, Zori, and there is also
a yacht marina.
There are many other coves on Sv. Klement, like Vlaka or
Soline. If you want to avoid the crowds, just take a walk
around the island and find yourself a perfect place. Many
beaches and coves on the island are clothing optional.