Why visit Hvar and Pakleni Islands?
Discover unique untouched beauty of Hvar and Pakleni islands
The island of Hvar belongs to the group of middle Dalmatian islands and it is located in the Splitsko-dalmatinska county. Due to the large number of sunny days, it is often called the Sunny Hvar.
The length is 72 km and in the wider it is 10.5 km wide. The total length of the coast is 254,2 km. Surface area is 299.7 km2 making it the fourth island of Croatia on the surface. The highest peak St. Nikola is 628 m high and offers a panoramic breathtaking view with a small chapel.
The island of Hvar is mostly covered with pine forest, making it an extremely pleasant climate and vineyards that produce up to 50 000 hectoliters of wine annually. The present name of the island is of Greek origin (from the Greek pharos - lighthouse). From this they called the Romans shaped the name Pharia. The Dalmatian Romans turned it into Fara, and in the early Middle Ages, the settled Croats consonant f replaced the group of consonants hv, and changed the name to Hvar.
The climate is Mediterranean. The western part of the island is significantly drier, even among the lowest precipitation regions in Croatia. If planning to take a swim you can easily find a spot with pine tree shade.
Many famous people visited island of Hvar, such as: Franjo Josip I., Clint Eastwood, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, John Malkovich, Brad Pitt, Jodie Foster, Eva Longoria, Gwyneth Paltrow, Steven Spielberg, George Clooney, Jack Nicholson, Kevin Spacey, Sean Connery, Daniel Craig, Pierce Brosnan, Andre Agassi, Jennifer Capriati, Gabriela Sabatini, David Beckham, Bernie Ecclestone, Eddie Jordan, Michael Schumacher, Bill Gates, Roman Abramovich, Beyonce, Jay-Z and others.
If planning to visit Dalmatian islands, there is no better way than to travel with our unique taxi boat to Hvar and other beautiful islands surrounding it. Our boats are fully equipped and our skippers will make sure you boat ride is comfortable and fun.
Pakleni islands or Paklinski islands are middle Dalmatian islands which consist of twenty islands, islets and rocks on the southwestern coast of the island of Hvar. The name was given by the type of pine resin, used in shipbuilding, as a protective coating for wooden boats.
The islands are made of limestone cress age. They are provided in parallel with the relief structures on the island of Hvar, from which they are separated by the Pakleni Canal. Although in St. Clement, the largest island of the island, there are three settlements: Momić Polje, Vlaka and Palmižana, they do not have the administrative status of the settlement because they are not permanently inhabited. Since 1972, the islands are under the protection of the country in the category of significant landscape. There are several archaeological sites on the islands, some of which are from Roman times.
Apart from nautical and nudist, Pakleni islands are also the center of diving tourism. One of the most interesting diving sites is Sika from Vodnjak, east of the islet Veli Vodnjak, which consists of several narrow vertical rocks. Among them is the most promiscuous cliff of Kampel or Kampanel that rises vertically with a depth of about 46 m, at a depth of 15 m below sea level. Other diving destinations are underwater in Stambedara and Velika Gaška, where at a depth of 5 m, there is a 30 m long underwater cave.
Tour Split has a unique Blue Cave Tour which will take you on some of the most beautiful bays, beaches and coves on the Adriatic. Step on the speedboat and hold on tight because our adventure is about to start. We are going to take you to Pakleni Islands and Biševo, Blue Cave, Komiža, Vis, Green Cave, Stiniva, Smokova and Hvar.