Pakleni Islands

The Pakleni  or sometimes referred as Paklinski  islands are located off the southwest coast of the island of Hvar, Croatia. Opposite the entrance to the Hvar (city) harbour. Usual local name is Škoji, which means Islands. The name is popularly translated as Hells’ islands (pakleni: hellish), but it originally derives from paklina, an archaic word, from which pakleni is derived. too. “Paklina” means “tar”, and in this case refers to the pine resin once used to coat ships that was harvested on these islands.



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