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Digital Subscriptions > Lonely Planet Traveller (UK) > August 2017 > FAVOURITE Islands


Whether you crave hidden beaches, the best coastal produce or a patch of wilderness, your perfect European island is within reach this summer
Pine trees overlook the quiet cove at Jagodna on the Croatian island of Hvar


The slender island of Hvar is blessed with more than 2,700 sunny hours each year. Hvar town is popular with wealthy yachties and young partygoers, but beyond here the island becomes a place of low-key beauty. You don’t need to have

Different views at Little Green Bay hotel on Hvar

BEST EXPERIENCE your own yacht to trace the beautiful contours of Hvar from the seaward side. Join a day tour to snorkel around the Pakleni Islands – a gorgeous chain of wooded isles just off Hvar’s western tip – aboard a skippered boat (£80pp;

FAVOURITE BEACH While Hvar has no sweeping sandy beaches, it’s dotted with coves. One of the loveliest (pictured on the previous pages) is at Jagodna, little more than a cluster of houses amid the pine trees off the south coast road. The turn-off is easy to miss: you’ll find it midway between Sveta Nedilja and Ivan Dolac.

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Enjoy some island time with our sun-soaked issue dedicated to finding the perfect summer escape. Enjoy a slice of local life on Salina, a laid-back island off the coast of Italy's Sicily, or go in search of puffins in the remote Faroes, pitched out in the Atlantic. There are plenty of other islands to discover in Europe too, whether you opt for beach bars in Croatia or camping in Spain. Or travel further afield to tropical Bali and Lombok, to explore temples, volcanoes and pure-white beaches. Finally, book a stay in a treehouse, airstream or shepherd hut wth our guide to the world's most unusual accommodation.