DISCOVER SKOZANJE BAY (GDINJ, ISLAND HVAR) WITH ME!

I have promised to show you the most beautiful beaches island Hvar has to offer, haven't it? I intent to keep my promise. Today I'm taking you to bay Skozanje. Located on the southern side of island Hvar, this beautiful bay can boost with a stunning pebble beach. It offers amazing views as well. The area itself is very green, the bay is surrounded by a thick pine forest. Olive trees are another common sight. Bay Skozanje is one of the bays that belong to village Gdinj. As some of you know, both of my maternal grandparents originate from this charming little village, so I know my way around it. Yesterday I intended to show all the southern bays belonging to Gdinj to my significant other. This involved lots of driving but we managed to see them all. Today I'm sharing one of them with you.
 I love Gdinj bays. This village was once quite big, but Gdinj's population got smaller with time as most people moved to cities. However, during the summer months this changes, as most locals still return here for the summer (and most of them rent their summer houses). Tourism isn't anything new here (my grandparents rented their summer house too), although in the past it wasn't done on this scale. Now the majority of houses in all the bays are available for rent and the renting goes so well it is impossible to find a free apartment once the summer starts. Gdinjlike most villages here, encompasses many bays. It is placed in the middle you could say, meaning that you can see both sides of the island from the village itself. Some of the bays are located a bit farther away, some closer but the average distance from the village itself is about 4 km. Today I'm showing you Skozanje bay which is located on the southern side of the island. The bays located on the southern side have a view of island Korčula and Pelješac, while the northern bays have a view of Makarska and Croatian coast. Most village have about a dozen bays at each side (that are owned by locals).  In the old days, people typically had two houses, one in the village and one by the sea (where they kept their fishing boats and equipment). Today these old fishing houses became apartments for rent, and they are extremely popular with the tourists. Can you blame them? They are gorgeous. If you want to quiet vacation near the sea, this is the place to go. Most tourists visiting Gdinj bays are oriented towards family tourism. They are a great choice for families with small children as well as for anyone who is looking for peace and quiet. The sea is crystal clear and all the bays are beautiful. 
One of the reasons why I wanted to take my significant other here is because I have relatives here. There weren't there when we visited, but I wanted to show my husband what their home was like. I also wanted to see if there were any new houses in these bays. I noticed some new houses but most bays look almost the same as when I visited them as a kid. Now, when I was a kid, I mostly visited this bays by a boat. Driving to them was actually a new experience for me. Speaking of driving, some of the roads are quite narrow. These beautiful bays are more than worth the trouble, though. 
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How do you like Skozanje bay? As always, thank you for visiting and commenting. 

Comments

  1. I like your scarf! It looks like you had a lot of time visiting the bays like you did as a kid! :)

    Hope that you are having a wonderful weekend :) We had a date night last night which was awesome :)

    Away From Blue

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  2. A great post! I love your blog < 3
    I am following you and invite you to me
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  3. Skozanje Bay looks so pretty and what a lovely time to visit, before the tourists arrive. x

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    1. yes, it is a dream having this beauty all to ourselves.

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  4. What a nice post 😊 thanks for your sharing 😊

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  5. This beach is very beautiful! The weather looks nice and crisp!

    Happy Sunday

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  6. Your relatives live on a very beautiful place. What a pity that they weren't there when you showed your husband this beautiful bay! The look your wore is perfect for your trip and you look beautiful!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  7. Skozanje Bay looks absolutely gorgeous bathing in early Spring sunshine. Such gorgeous weather too! As we have a serious lack of sunshine here, and I'm craving it so, I am living vicariously through your wonderful posts visiting all these incredibly stunning bays! Wishing you a great week ahead, Ivana xxx

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    1. Thank you. I'm glad you are enjoying them. This island is truly blessed with beautiful weather. Every day is a sunny one and if rains falls it is only for a short while. I have never lived in such a sunny place, it's amazing.

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  8. Wow what a beautiful place

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  9. Precioso todo! Que guapa y elegante! 👌👌👌 Feliz noche! 🎀🎀🎀

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  10. What a wonderful Place to be. You look adorable and happy <3

    kisses

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  11. The sea is crystal clear and all the bays are beautiful.Great place to take a vacation and enjoy the breeze.Beautiful photos.

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  12. I bet the summers have such wonderful weather there Ivana. Who wouldn't want to hang out there?
    thanks for showcasing it.
    XOOX
    Jodie

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  13. This seaside coastline is VERY much like my part of the country, Ivana - this looks like home to me! Thanks as always for the wonderful pictures - you're such a great ambassador for your part of the world.

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  14. Such a serene place looks so good darling!


    xoxo
    Lovely
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  15. Grazie Ivana che ci fai conoscere questi posti davvero incantevoli. Noi ora non pssiamo viaggiare ma spero che potremo farlo presto.
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  16. What a stunning place!! I love the water and how you can just step right into it from the stairs that flow into it. Wonderful. I hope you have a great new week ahead x

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  17. Looks like you had such a awesome time :) xx

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  18. Such a beautiful place and so nice pics.

    xoxo Sabine

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  19. Skozanje bay looks gorgeous. How nice that you have relatives who live in the area. It must be wonderful to live in proximity to the sea and such stunning views.

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  20. Vabbè ma che meraviglia vivere in un posto del genere (o almeno nelle vicinanze)!!! A me sembrerebbe di stare sempre in vacanza!
    E poi tutta quella natura stupenda, mi immagino in estate quanto sia bello potersi godere tutto ciò al massimo!
    Guarda non vedo l'ora che arrivi l'estate per te! ^^
    Baci!
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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    1. si, e' davvero una meraviglia vivere qui.

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  21. Hvala ti što si sa nama podjelila slike nekih od najljepših plaža otoka Hvara. Zaista jako jako jako volim more i zapravo žudim za njim cijele godine a na moru budem nazalost samo preko ljeta jednu sedmicu. Vezan sam emotivno i na sve načine za more i mnogo mi nedostaje pa mi mnogo znače i slike i opisi. Predivno zaista. Jednoga dana maštam da živim u mjestu blizu mora, bez obzira bilo to neko veliko mjesto, luka poput Dubrovnika, Splita, Rijeke, Pule ili neko sasvim malo mirno mjesto, te se iskreno nadam da će se moj san ostvariti. Na slikama izgledaš prekrasno, i jako mi se sviđaju pletenice. Veliki pozz za tebe, i želim ti sa malim zakašnjenjem sretan Osmi mart! 🥰🌹❤

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    1. Hvala Alec. Ja također jako volim more i drago mi je što opet imam priliku živjeti uz njega.

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  22. OMG wow, truly beautiful. It reminds of the rugged coastlines of the west coast here in the states. In New York on Long Island we have both sandy beaches and pebble beaches and I am glad we do because it makes it easier to deal with the hot humid summers.

    Allie of
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    1. Thank you Allie. I actually prefer pebble beaches to sand beaches. We have a few truly beautiful sand beaches here, but I always preferred pebble ones.

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  23. Hello
    I really liked to know through your eyes those bays that you knew in your childhood, they are beautiful and the pictures perfect !! I am sure that your husband loved visiting your relatives' house.
    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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  24. Beautiful bay! It makes me so excited for spring/summer.
    Looks like you had fun!

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  25. Hello Ivana, you look so happy in these pictures..... it seems that this island gets the best of you and your happiness and good mood are really contagious :)

    As I told you in some of the previous posts this island reminds me so much of Mallorca in the Mediterranean sea, and wouldn't mind to go and book one of those tiny cute house to stay and have some relaxing days by the sea :) !

    Best!
    Pablo
    www.heyfungi.com

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  26. That place is so beautiful and I adore your outfit! You look very stylish!

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  27. Great style, love oyyr outfit and gorgeous place :-D

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