Fortuna vitra – this old saying, still preserved in the island dialect, nowadays speaks only of the power of the wind, whereas it once symbolised the fortune of all those depending on it. It is therefore not surprising that ancient Greeks chose this island for their new home by building the first town – Faros in the sheltered bay 2,400 years ago. The island of Hvar occupied a special place in the map of the Republic of Venice, it had a lively merchant navy at the time of Austro-Hungarian Empire as well successful fishing fleet which sailed across the Mediterranean. The ships are kept alive by island enthusiasts and festivals such as Feste forske pulene. It is also easy to look into the future with optimist and laser sails closing the season at the International New Year Regatta. From modern sailors who proudly tie hundreds of horse powers in trendy ports and ACI marinas to modern Robinsons still preferring the hidden coves. the will of Goddess Fortuna will make the island an inevitable point on their journey through time, space and life.
The ACI Marina Palmižana
The ACI Marina Palmižana, one of the most beautiful marinas in the Adriatic, is situated in the same-named cove on the north-east side of the islet of Sv. Klement, the largest of the Paklinski Islands. About 2.5 nautical miles from the marina is the town of Hvar, known for its cultural attractions and great entertainment. Palmižana is an ideal haven for everyone who wants to escape from the city hustle and bustle because in this popular destination, in the unique ambience of the harmony with nature, they can enjoy a carefree holiday. Palmižana is a real little ecological paradise.