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Address: Southern coast of Hvar, Hvar, Hvar Island 21465, Croatia
Phone Number: 38521767080

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Zavala tunnel is an experience!

Though we didn't end up going to Zavala because of a shortage of time, the trip through the Zavala tunnel itself is most definitely an interesting one-of-a-kind experience to add... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 12, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Though we didn't end up going to Zavala because of a shortage of time, the trip through the Zavala tunnel itself is most definitely an interesting one-of-a-kind experience to add to your Hvar adventures. The tunnel was crudely drilled during the socialist era in the early 60's as a means of delivering water and electricity to the less populated half... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Nice pebble beaches in a wonderful natural bay, which gives protection from waves, clean water with lot of uderwater live, so you can swim with your children and try to train them using googles and snorkel for the first time. Weakness is one local restaurant Grgo - the owners get the beach as their private property, especially if you request... More 

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

We spent a beautiful family vacation at small, rather new house situated just by the sea in excellent surrounding. We enjoyed a lot of our apartment with clean nice two rooms, large kitchen and balcony with excellent view on the sea and island. The owners are nice reliable persons being around during the whole period. If needed, there are ready... More 

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Hvar Island, Croatia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

To come there you will go through one way tunnel (only cars allowed no motorbike or bikes, for them is another road over the hill that’s even worst road) on bad curved road. Small place with even smaller beach. Not much space for parking. Nice view on Scedro island and sea.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

It is a lovely bay that is a little difficult to access (one-way tunnel and narrow winding roads) but worth the effort. Great for families.

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

So this is Zavala on Hvar a 20 minute drive from our villa. Others have written well about the tunnel and steep winding road into the village. After a few wrong turns, we were lured by signs to apartments etc. But eventually found our way to the port side. Not much parking but we got a spot behind Davor restaurant... More 

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21000 Split Croatia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2015

At west side of beautiful island Hvar looking towards island Vis is located this little gem / unique under see wine cellar / and on sea level nice restaurant. Also you may find a small marina for 6 to 8 boats. This place may be reached by car . Worth visiting .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2015

We went there by car from Hvar town. Picturesque villages all the way. Beaches are rocky and be aware of sea urchins.

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Kelowna, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2015

The road in is quite interesting. The first time I almost started to drive into the tunnel when another driver explained you wait for the light to turn. Sure enough, several vehicles came from the opposite direction about 10 minutes after we were waiting. The light went green and we drove through a very narrow but well built tunnel. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Ridiculously, stupidly, stunningly, heartstoppingly amazing beach! The water is so clear and sparkly and blue! One of THE most stunning beaches I've ever been to! Highly, highly, highly recommend!

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