Zavala, Hvar

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  • Can you see the light?
    Can you see the light?
    by KristaB
  • Lavender oil producton
    Lavender oil producton
    by KristaB
  • Dentex fish – beautiful beast
    Dentex fish – beautiful beast
    by KristaB
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    Is There Light On The Other Side?

    by KristaB Updated Aug 24, 2004

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    Can you see the light?

    Pitve tunnel - very interesting experience.
    Especially if you are coming for the first time, and you are passing through with a tickle in your spine.
    I have that great expectation feeling every time I'm coming back to Zavala.
    Then the bright white light on te other side becomes larger and larger and suddenly the magnificent view of the sea and islands explodes in front of your eyes!

    There used to be additional excitement with this ride before they installed semaphores. So no more thrills of peaking into the tunnel and staring through the darkness to see if anyone is approaching and then driving fast but not fast enough ... but there are 3 places wide enough for 2 cars to bypass.

    Pitve Tunnel length: 1,4 km
    Max width of vehicle: 2,3 m
    Max height of vehicle: 2,7 m

    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Beaches

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    Lavender Oil

    by KristaB Updated Aug 23, 2004

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    Lavender oil producton

    Cultivation of lavender and production of lavender oil is an old tradition and important part of local economy.
    While walking through Sveta Nedjelja village strong smell of lavender oil tickled my nostrils. I followed that wonderful scent and found one old stone building. There was a truck in front of it, and men were unloading bags of lavender.
    I said "Hello, how are you?", smiled and asked if I could take a look inside, and they were very kind and showed me around and explained the process of extracting lavender oil.

    Related to:
    • Beaches
    • Sailing and Boating
    • Eco-Tourism

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    Fishermen from Zavala

    by KristaB Written Sep 18, 2003

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    Dentex fish ��� beautiful beast

    You can hear them calling out loud from their boats:
    IMAAAA RIBEEEE!!!
    (Fish is here)
    This means they caught a load too large to be sold to local restaurants. They probably caught some large fish.
    So everyone starts running towards Zavala port, those slobbering with ideas about the fabulous meal, and those dragging their curiosity under the hot sun.
    If you have a good landlord at the place you are staying, he will take care of cooking that fish for you, proudly sharing his “secrets” about best grill-wood and spices for that perfect dish.

    Related to:
    • Beaches
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Family Travel

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