Separated from Hvar Island by a narrow stretch of sea, the Pakleni Islands form an archipelago of three main islets covered in typical Mediterranean vegetation: pine trees, as well as thyme and rosemary bushes. You’ll love the calm of Sveti Klement Island (the island of Saint Clement) and the charm of its botanical gardens, where numerous exotic species have been patiently acclimatised. The island of Marinkovac is wilder and less busy, while Jerolim was used by Franciscan monks to produce salt during the Middle Ages. Although their name means “infernal islands”, they are anything but. They are actually heavenly if you enjoy swimming in out-of-the-way creeks!