Exploring More Than Hvar’s Nightlife on a Croatia Sailing Holiday
In recent years, the Croatian island of Hvar has rightly earned itself a reputation as one of the leading lights in European nightlife. However, there is much more to Hvar than its cafes and bars – all of which can be explored when enjoying a Croatia sailing trip.
Aside from the bustling centre of Hvar town itself, the area is also home to the so-called Hvar Riviera. Here the must-see attractions are the ever-popular Pakleni Islands. Although the name translates as the less than welcoming ‘Hell’s Islands’, the word Pakleni actually comes from paklina, a resin historically used to coat and protect the boats and ships that once filled the shores along the coastline.
With lots of hidden coves and secluded bays to discover, these islands are understandably popular with both locals and tourists. Palmizana is perhaps the most famous of the Pakleni Islands, and it is indeed a picture-perfect example of the best Croatia has to offer, with golden sands, crystal-clear seas and sun-kissed hills. Palmizana even has a gallery and museum where you can discover more about what makes the area so special.
If you are looking for rest and relaxation, there are plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes just perfect for hanging out in and passing the time. After all, you will need your energy for when the sun sets and Hvar’s nightlife gets going.