Small island of Levan was described as a gem this summer with one of the Croatian papers listing this beach as a “Top Ten” in Croatia.
You can reach it either from Medulin (45 minute boat trip) or Liznjan (if you have local knowledge).
My visit was in mid August. Following 30 minutes wait for the boat in Medulin (noon, full sun, no shade, no indication how long is the wait) and uneventful trip I soon realised I made a big mistake.
Levan does not give you feel of being on island. The nearest main land is about 250m away. Island has a small, narrow strip of sandy, shallow beach and three cafés/restaurants just above the beach. Boats and jet skis are left on the edge, with larger boats also within the swimming distance giving it a feel that you are swimming in a busy marina.
The are literally two trees on the west facing beach . The main part of the beach was so packed that you had to fit your towel between someone else’s. Highly unpleasant!
5pm return boat trip was so packed that some people were turned away and had to wait for another hour.
Overall, packed, “children friendly” beach, with boats and jet skis parked amongst unlucky people. Very shallow sea with average clarity and old, rusty washing machine at the bottom.
I could not wait for it to finish.
Maybe it is different off-peak, but don’t bother mid-season!
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