Hidden Gems

Diversity in the Pakleni Islands with sailing holidays in Croatia

By Jenny Wilson
on  December 06, 2016

Croatia is richly furnished with spectacular islands, each with its own unique character. Just south-west of the island of Hvar can be found a cluster of small but stunning islands called the Paklenis. Although this collection covers a relatively small area, each of the Pakleni Islands has a distinct character.

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The largest island is Sveti Klement. The marina at Palmizana is where the yachting crowd hang out and is the place for enjoying food and drink at one of the island’s hottest bars or restaurants. It also has a charming pebbly beach; however, if you prefer sandy shores, head to nearby Perna. This island is also the home of the famous Meneghello estate, with its impressive art gallery and beautiful gardens.

Marinkovac, also known as Stipanska, is the perfect place to party in breathtaking surroundings. Chill out by day and dance by night at this hip beachside destination. If you would rather seek out some solitude, Mlini and Zdrilca are typically gorgeous bays ideal for relaxing.

Jerolim is famed for its laidback attitude and many visitors are drawn to the easy pace of life. Amo beach is popular with tourists but there are several smaller, secluded coves where you can enjoy the great weather. Culture lovers will also want to stop at Galesnik, so close to Hvar it is almost part of the mainland. Not only can you see Hvar from a unique perspective but also a meal enjoyed in the old fortress is sure to be a memorable dining experience.

There are numerous beautiful islands to explore with sailing holidays in Croatia; however, make sure you find the time to visit the stunning Paklenis.

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