Pakleni Islands

Pakleni islands are gorgeous chain of wooded isles that stretches out immediately in front of the city of Hvar.

Pakleni islands are gorgeous chain of wooded isles that stretches out right in front of the City of Hvar.

The chain of islands is approximately 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) long, formed of limestone, with a very indented coastline and low pine forest with black pine, and aleppo pine. The highest point on the islands is 94 meters (308 ft). The islands are a popular destination for visitors with smaller craft, especially yachts, providing numerous peaceful coves for diving, underwater fishing, swimming and water sports.

The largest island in the Pakleni group is Sveti Klement, while Marinkovac (famous for Stipanska Bay) and Jerolim see the footprints of Hvar tourists steadily throughout the peak season.

The Pakleni Islands are a jewel of Dalmatia that attracts many sailors, sun-seekers, swimmers, nudists, and nature lovers throughout the busy summer.

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For those who like fancy beaches and party, we suggest you to spend a day at Carpe Diem Hvar Beach at Stipanska Bay.

If you are more into peaceful ambience, here is the list of 5 of the most secluded coves on the Pakleni Islands:


Located on Sveti Klement’s northern shore, Vlaka is the go-to for those looking to escape the busy crowds and blistering heat of the city of Hvar, and instead relax in the quiet of a glistening bay. Home to vineyards, the remains of a Roman spa, and magical mud used by locals to heal their skin, Vlaka boasts very few amenities. In fact, the nearest restaurant, Dionis, is a good hike up the hill – but surrounded by olive trees, citrus, lavender, the smells of freshly caught fish on the grill, and a limited menu including only what the family-run establishment could find that day makes the trip well worth the effort. Their aubergine pie, local wine, and zucchini fritters have tourists returning to this rustic restaurant on each visit back to the island.


Located in the bay next to Palmižana, beachgoers looking to steer clear of the typically rocky and pebbled beaches will find their safe haven at Perna, one of the only sandy beaches the Pakleni Islands’ offer. Perna is a sandy-bottomed beach, which welcomes those looking to break away from the loud music, beach bars, in-your-face-advertising and busy crowds – and yes, this is another beach where visitors should prepare their beach-day essentials, from snacks and water to mats and activities for the kids. Perna beach brings in tourists by taxi boat and even kayakers row their way to this bay for a visit.


Turquoise water and green pine wood are the two key features that make this bay unique. It is located on the largest island in the Pakleni Islands, St. Clement. Out of all the places on Pakleni, this is the one that attracts the biggest number of tourists and visitors. Even though many come to explore the islands’ wild nature, they also indulge in the gastronomic offer of its restaurants. Furthermore, St. Clement is also home to the ACI Marina Palmizana, which has a reputation as one of the most beautiful marinas in the Adriatic.

Mlini Beach

This second largest island of the Pakleni islands, Marinkovac, is a home to the beautiful Mlini beach. Mlini beach is a perfect relaxation spot for all those seeking tranquility and escape from the busy city of Hvar. Taxi boats provide transfer to Mlini beach from the city of Hvar every day from 9-1AM and return from 4-7PM, and it will take you only 10 minutes. Make sure you take your favorite book with you.