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Pakleni Kanal

Pakleni Kanal



Pakleni Kanal lies between Pakleni Otoci and Otok Hvar.
It is a deep and wide channel, with access at both ends, which leads to Luka Hvar.

This channel is frequented by small vessels with local knowledge and affords good shelter from the bora, although heavy squalls may be encountered.

The currents in the channel are strong and irregular.
They change with the tide, but are greatly influenced by the prevailing winds.
Pakleni Kanal s'étend entre les îles Pakleni et l'île de Hvar.
C'est un chenal profond et large, accessible à chaque extrémité, qui conduit au port de Hvar.

Ce chenal est fréquenté par les petits bateaux avec une connaissance locale et est bien protégé de la Bora, bien que de forts grains peuvent être rencontrés.

Les courants dans le canal sont forts et irréguliers.
Ils changent avec la marée, mais sont fortement influencées par les vents dominants.

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Otoci Pakleni

Plakeni islands, or Cursed Islands, are located at the W and S of Hvar town.

The islands are rocky, covered with bushes and trees. They are usually deserted, except in summer.
They offer many choices of moorings sheltered and there is a marina Palmizana.The islands'name ...
26 May 11

Otok Ciovo

Ciovo is an island in the center of the Dalmatian archipelago. This is an area of 28.8 acres (15.3 km length, width of 3.5 km). It culminates at 218 m (Mount Rudin).
O. Ciovo forms the SW side of the entrance and inner part of Kastelanski Zaliv.
At East side, Ciovo is 2km from ...
7 Aug 11

Starogradski Zaljev Hvar

Starogradski is a large deep bay, open to the NW, which houses the city and the port of Stari Grad on its SE end.
There are several bays, including its N side, where it is possible to anchor. On the other side there is an anchor in front Gradisce.
31 May 11

Otok Sveti Klement Pakleni

The island Sveti Klement is the largest of the "Pakleni Otoci".
Its area is 5.27 square kilometers and it has 29.891 km of rocky coasts.
A portion of the island, whose highest peak, Glavica, is 94 m high, is covered with scrub and pine woods.
The island is surrounded by ...
27 May 11

Otok Svetac (Andrija)

Otok Svetac (Andrija), 305m high, lies 13 miles ESE of Otocic Jabuka and is generally steep-to. The coast of the island is rocky and reddish in color on the NW side. Its SW end is fronted by a few rocks. Hrid Kamik, a dark and jagged above-water rock, lies 0.7 mile W of the SW extremity ...
25 May 11

Uvala Duboka Vela S Klement Pakleni

Uvala Duboka Vela is located on the N coast of O. Sveti Klement.Anchor by 10/12 m.
28 May 11

Uvala Stari Stani S Klement Pakleni

Uvala Stari Stani is a bay consisting of two coves, located just after Uvala Vinogradisce, upwards of Sveti Klement W.
We anchor by 4 to 12 m in either bay, by calm weather.
27 May 11

Otocic Marinkovac Pakleni

Located at the W of O Jerolim which it is separated by a narrow channel from 4 m depth.
Two anchorages are available in Uvala Stipanska, SE of the island, or on the NW coast of Marinkovac in the strait that separates the islands O. Planikovac and O. Borovac (Uvala Zdrilca).
27 May 11

ACI marina Palmizana S Klement Pakleni

ACI Marina Palmizana has been created in the natural harbor of Palmizana on the NE coast of O. S. Klement.
It is open from late March to mid-October.
Approach: careful Hrid Baba, a reef with a rock bottom at 0.2 NM NNW of the entrance to the bay. The rock is marked by a beacon.
We ...
28 May 11

Uvala Vinogradisce Sveti Klement Pakleni

Uvala Vinogradisce is located at SE of O. Sveti Klement.Approach: attention at O. Stambedar and Hrid Plocice, located at 0,3 NM at S of the bay.
Uvala Vinogradisce is sheltered against all winds apart from southwesterlies.The depths vary between 2 and 12 m.
27 May 11

Uvala Tarsce S Klement Pakleni

Uvala Tarsce is located at S of Sveti Klement.This bay This bay offers depth of 3 to 6 m in a beautiful clear water.
27 May 11

Uvala Pelegrinska Hvar

Located at SE from Pelerin cape, this deep cove  has funds of over 18 m, but at the bottom there are 6 to 8 m.
30 May 11
Local Area

Otok Hvar

Hvar (68 km long) is a part of the central Dalmatian archipelago and is located in an east-west direction, perpendicular to the coast. These islands are so called "Group of Hvar.
The island of Hvar is known since ancient times for its strategic position and water. It was settled ...
30 May 11

Splitsko-dalmatinska županija (Split-Dalmatia County)

Split Dalmatia county covers theS  part of Dalmatia. The main town is Split, Croatia's second largest city by population and it is the largest city in Dalmatia.
Split is situated on a peninsula between the part E of the Gulf of Kastela and the Split Channel.
The city is ...
4 Aug 11

Dalmacija (Dalmatie)

Dalmatia (Croatian Dalmacija, Italian Dalmazzia) is a coastal region of Croatia along the Adriatic, stretching from the island of Pag in the northwest, the Bay of Kotor (Montenegro) to the south East.
It extends 350 km along the east coast of the Adriatic Sea about 60 km wide, ...
28 Mar 11


Winds:Do not underestimate the winds, especially bura (bora) in the Gulf of Kvarner and the Velebit channel. Other winds are more "lenient" but their strength varies in intensity from north to south along the coast. For example, the "Mistral" (Mistral) which is especially nice ...
19 Aug 11

Adriatic East

Winds—WeatherBora is the name of the cold and dry NE or N wind which blows with great strength and affects the Adriatic Sea in the cool season. It is much less frequent and generally much weaker in summer. This wind is felt strongly along both sides of the Adriatic and is especially ...
30 Jul 11

Adriatic Sea

The Adriatic Sea is a body of water separating the Italian Peninsula from the Balkan peninsula, and is a part of the Mediterranean Sea. The western coast is Italian, while the eastern coast runs mostly along Croatia, but lesser parts belong to Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, ...
16 Jul 12
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