Pakleni Islands, Hvar
On the South East side of Hvar Island lies an archipelago of 14 small islands called Pakleni Islands (Hell's Islands). The root of the name originated from the word „paklina“ (Paklinski), which is a resin that was used as a coating of the wooden boats earlier in history.
Islands are limestone originated, the coast is naked with hundreds of small hidden lagoons and crystal clear, turquoise sea. The off coast part is covered with a short forest and macchia. There are numerous beautiful bays to anchor and hide from almost any wind..or public.
There are less than 10 family owned restaurants, which grow their own veggies and have divers providing them fresh fish, offering authentic fresh food menus and tropical ambient that relaxes every inch of your body and soul.
There are 2 bars in the archipelago offering all day chill out atmosphere and sunset & night clubbing. Most famous ones are "Carpe Diem Beach" club, on one of the South East islands and "Laganini Bar&Restaurant" in Palmižana Bay.
There is a non-commercial, specially arranged, wine route on one of the islands, that you can reserve trough us.
Sailing trough archipelago is unsuitable for larger ships, as it has shallow passages between the islands. The currents can be fierce, specially during the Southern winds.
In the middle of archipelago, on the North side is ACI marina Palmižana, with all the facilities included if you moor.
About The Location
There are 2 wine routes, and few restaurants with unbelievable ambient to escape for some fine dinning and a complete zen..
Most summer days there's a nice, constant, refreshing daily wind, called "Maeštral", blowing from NW, starting before Noon, peaking around 05 pm and finishing in later afternoon hours. "Bura" is a NE wind, with strong gusts, rapidly going from start to maximum, bringing clear, sunny weather. Early signs are sometimes small "hat" clouds on the peaks of the nearby mountains, or huge storm cloud formations with lightnings without thunder. "Jugo" is the SE wind, causing the most sea disturbance and swells, it needs time to grow, bringing cloudy skies and rainfalls. Can be seen from distance as humidity rise on a horizon while the pressure is falling and swell is rising. "Tramontana" is Northern wind, usually stronger than "Maeštral", bringing very nice weather. These are the main winds in the summer time and all of them have potency to blow 25 m/s and more, which is on a border of the fiercely storm winds. Bura is usually more difficult to sail, because of it's fierce gusts and fast momentum from 0-max. All of them have more detailed characteristics, which you can find out sailing with our skippers.
There are also common local winds and storms that needs to be taken in knowledge, as they can bring damage in short period of time.
"Lebić", SW warm, dry wind, usually connected with short and strong passing of "Bura" after "Jugo", bringing swell crossing and disturbance in ports.
"Levant", East wind, blowing with cloudy, humid weather, usually acting as a switch between Jugo and Bura. Blows with constant speed, around 7 BF, for a short period of time.
"Oštro", South wind, warm and humid, lots of characteristics like Jugo, but more rare.
I can arrange and reserve a place for you at the usually very busy restaurants, private wine route or exclusive dining in the vineyard with the view on the Island Vis.