One Of The Most Romantic Hill Stations

Islands came into existence as a result of a secret love between the sea god Poseidon and a nymph. Even today we all marvel at the beauty and cohesion of the little islands that surround the town of Hvar. Spend a day away from the crowded beaches, enjoy the sun in the serenity of hidden coves, swim in a clear-blue sea and relax in the untouched nature of the Paklinski Islands. This trip includes a stop in three most famous bays, swimming, guide, snorkeling gear, and you may also enjoy a tasty picnic lunch on the boat for a small additional fee.

If not you can pack your own picnic or visit some of the restaurants in Palmižana for a tasty meal The sights, sounds, and scents of this spectacular trip will be truly memorable. It’s only a gathering of crudités really, a selection of plants and greens plucked from the ground. Baby courgettes sliced lengthways right through their middles, miniature carrots with punky emerald mohicans, slightly bitter purple curls of radicchio, aniseedy fennel stripped back like a spring onion, a spear or two of crunchy sweet asparagus and shrouds of soft, velvety lamb’s tongue, dappled with dew. In the middle, a shot of tomato-rich gazpacho hides amongst the vegetable trees.

Three small glasses hold dressings to dip into: tangy Parmesan cream, a balsamic-vinegar glaze and a mustard mix, grainy with the pop of seeds. A liberal snowfall of celery salt over the top is the final flourish. It’s the most perfect little raw kitchen garden imaginable, served under a canopy of fairy lights on the prettiest terrace.