VISITING BASINA BAY ON ISLAND HVAR, CROATIA

Weekends are a great time to get proactive about our health and use our free time to go hiking & trekking. Spending time outdoors is quite beneficial for our health. I have written about this topic a number of times on my blog. Those of you who are regular readers know that I like nothing better than exploring the area I live in on foot. Hiking can be such a healthy and inspirational activity and the best thing is that it doesn't cost a thing. Since I have been living on island Hvar these past few months, I have tried to take every opportunity to explore this magical island. Recently I have discovered bay Basina. It is a small bay, very close to Vrboska  and Jelsa. This was my first visit to this beautiful bay. I discovered it quite by chance. Island Hvar has so many amazing beaches and secluded bays to offer. Despite spending most of my summers here, I still have so much to discover.
 Basina bay is a beautiful place, no doubt about it. There are so many beautiful bays on island Hvar to choose from. A lot of them are much like this one. Secluded and private, surrounded by a gorgeous pine forest. In most of the bays, the homes are privately owned and available for rent during the spring and summer period. I always love seeing the old stone houses (much like those build my my ancestors) but I also like to see new and modern houses. Croatian people are builders by nature, they will always put their funds in real estate. They like to build houses, they like to invest into them and they like to talk about architecture and construction. I always joke you can tell always tell where Croatian people live just by seeing what the houses look like. I also enjoy house watching, it always gives me new ideas and inspiration for possible house projects in the future. 

Strolling this bay on a sunny winter day was such a peaceful and serene experience. We saw a restaurant sign, but it was not open during the winter. I think I already mentioned that most restaurants are closed during the winter season. There are a few of them open in Jelsa and Starigrad. I can definitely recommend Kod Damira restraunt in Starigrad city.  I have eaten there a couple of time lately and the food was always great. Anyhow, we didn't really mind the lack of dining options in Basina bay, as we had other plans and I didn't expected to find a restaurant open there anyway this time of year. In other words, we were more than happy to just sit and chill here. Wouldn't you be?
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EXPLORING AREA CLOSE TO BASINA BAY, ISLAND HVAR & MY OUTFIT
 On that sunny winter day, we also explored the area surrounding Basina and found some lovely pathways as well as a little hill that was turned into an olive tree plantation. Just lovely! My outfit was very comfortable and as usual nothing was new about it. You've seen me post more than 30 ways to wear this short black coat, so you know it is a sustainable item. I've actually worn it a couple of times after that post as well (for example here)! You had the chance of seeing this beanie, this scarf, these biker boots and this maxi skirt too. This year I'm all about sustainable fashion. Anyhow, this was a very comfy hiking outfit. It kept me warm and I think it looked pretty cute too. 
 BASINA BAY- WOULD I VISIT IT AGAIN? & ISLAND HVAR DIARIES
I definitely would like to visit it again. Maybe I will pay it another visit one of these days. There are so many lovely bays in island Hvar and I can't wait to discover and share all of them with you.  If you want to know more about what Croatia has to offer, you can check this post:  MY TOP TEN FAVOURITE CROATIAN DESTINATIONS IN 2019. If you are specifically interested in island Hvar, you can read my older posts: 
1. ADVENT IN STARI GRAD: TWO OUTFIT PROPOSALS
2.STARI GRAD IN AUTUMN: WHAT TO WEAR FOR SIGHT SEEING?
3.VISIT STARI GRAD ON ISLAND HVAR WITH ME
4. INSIDE OF A RENAISSANCE VILLA OF PETAR HEKTOROVIC

5.VRBOSKA (AKA LITTLE VENICE) ON ISLAND HVAR
6.TARTAN BLAZER AND A GUIDE TO JELSA
7. A BEACH OUTFIT FEATURING A CHERRY PRINT A LINE DRESS
8. ISLAND HIKING OUTFIT FEATURING A GEOMETRIC PRINT DRESS

9.A SEASIDE PAINTING INSPIRED BY BAY TORAC
10.A STRIPED ROMPER AND A CAPER FLOWER

As always, thank you for visiting! Have a fantastic Sunday!

Comments

  1. Davvero pittoresca questa baia, bellissimo spunto per i tuoi dipinti! Brava!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  2. A beautiful place for walks at any time of the year.

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  3. This place looks super cute! So beautiful and peaceful dear!
    Happy Sunday!

    Cats in the City

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  4. You are lucky to have such lovely places to hike where you live. Yes weekends are a great time to get proactive about our health and getting outdoors with a hike is wonderful way to enjoy nature and improve our health at the same time. We can't really hike in the city but I do enjoy walking as much as possible since it's one of the best ways to get around NYC.

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    1. I always say you cannot really know a place unless you explore it on foot.

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  5. What a lovely place!
    HAPPY WEEKEND
    xoxo
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  6. Такие красивые фото!

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  7. What a lovely area, and Basina bay is particularly picturesque. I love boats bobbing in a harbour. I do agree with you on the health benefits of hiking, and it seems to me that - unlike here in Belgium - you have been quite lucky with the weather. Lots of our weekends - the only time when we can do any hiking - have been rainy and thus far too wet to venture outside, let alone go for walks or hikes. Loving your comfortable yet stylish hiking outfit! Wishing you a lovely week ahead, my friend! xxx

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  8. Such a nice spot to visit - even though you can tell from your outfit it's very cold the water still looks so clear and inviting, haha! :)

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend! We went to a theme park yesterday with family visiting from Western Australia and it was so fun :)

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  9. I do love that you love to explore your area, Ivana!! I feel like when I was working I never did this and it was such a shame. I'm making up for lost time now...LOL
    OOXX
    Jodie

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  10. Basina looks a beautiful place to visit! The water is so inviting even though probably cold right now! It's so nice to find new places to visit!

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  11. hey hi, love your post. I am a trekker too. Trekking is my passion.
    i started following you , hope you will follow me back. Keep in touch. Take care.
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  12. I also love spent time outdoors because after that I well so much batter. Basina Bay is amazing. I would like to have home there that every day I can enjoy in beautiful view. I'm surprised how water is clean, thank you for sharing.

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  13. I like your outfit to keep warm in January. The bay looks clean and water looks clear.
    Happy Monday!

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  14. Such a nice and lovely Place ♥

    Manygreetings,
    Sabine

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  15. Such a beautiful place looks so serene and the view is awesome! You look great in your outfits.


    xoxo
    Lovely
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  16. This spot is so dreamy...I love it!! Gorgeous outfits x

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  17. Come sempre ci porti alla scoperta di posti deliziosi e il tuo look è perfetto per l'occasione!
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  18. Dear Ivana, I know we have definitely the same opinion about hiking and it is wonderful you love hiking and exploring the area we are from in the same way as I do! Yes, I would love only to sit and chil in this bay but I would also love to explore it. What you are wearing is again perfection and styled very well!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  19. Ma che splendida baia che hai trovato! Mi ricorda tanto quelle della Grecia, ed in effetti mi sono sempre chiesta com fossero in Inverno senza turisti in giro!
    Sembra un posto tranquillo e grazioso, proprio perfetto per passarci una bella giornata invernale!
    Super carino e comodo il tuo look, fa anche un bel contrasto con i colori del mare! :)
    Baci!
    S
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  20. I want to book a trip there now. Blessings.

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  21. It's always nice to find new places to visit! Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Such a wonderful place and these photos are stunning! Love also your outfit, you look so lovely!

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  23. Looks like an amazing place and loving the sunshine. We have no sunshine in Scotland at the moment!

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    1. Yes, this is the place to be if you're in need of some vitamin D.

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  24. Awesome photo you have shared here, Thanks a lot for sharing it because it make myself to love.

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  25. Awesome photography! I feel lucky today to see the beauty of photography. It was really great inspirational post. What a memorable experience it was for us!

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  26. This looks like such a beautiful place to visit - I can't believe how clear the water is and how peaceful it looks!
    Beautiful photos
    Julia x
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  27. You're always traveling the most cool and pretty spots around you area, I'd definitely go to all the sites you recommend but sometimes money and time are not enough :( Anyway, I love to travel through your pictures and that is so magical from internet friends :)

    By the way, your outfit looks so cozy and warm, ideal for Winter. And the photos with the boat are like a dream, I can see why you picked this image as a reference for your art!

    Pablo
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  28. Hello
    I also really like to appreciate the houses, perhaps because I attended the architecture course, I like to imagine the people who live inside the houses, what they talk and what they do !!
    I really enjoyed to know this bay and a little more about Croatia !! I really like your artwork and in fact the boats can be so inspiring !!
    I love the way you convey the message of sustainability in clothing.
    xoxo

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  29. soo beautiful and clean blog, i just loved it
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  30. This looks like such a beautiful place to visit - I can't believe how clear the water is and how peaceful it looks!

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  31. Carobno lepi Hvar cak i u zimskoj sezoni!

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  32. What a beautiful place to visit!

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