Connecting Central Dalmatia to Italy… by Kayak with Lesina 2 Lesina

Central Dalmatia is an adventure paradise, and one activity which has really grown in popularity in recent years is sea kayaking.

Kayaking between UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Diocletian’s Palace and Trogir, paddling through the gorgeous Pakleni Islands at sunset, or simply setting off in search of an idyllic and isolated bay, kayaking is an excellent way to explore the region.

And even a little further… (although do not try this without experience or a qualified guide).

A little history was made this month as Central Dalmatia and Italy were connected by kayak in the Lesina 2 Lesina project.

Lesina is how the island of Hvar was known in Venetian times, and the Hvar Tourist Board and tour agency And Adventure combined to see if they could connect the old Lesina with the town of the same name in Italy.

Even in perfect weather, this would have been a challenge, and a strong jugo wind in mid-October forced the kayakers into a little rethink, and kayaks were swapped for a sailboat for part of the journey, before reverting to kayaks once more after the formidable island of Palagruza. The threat of ill-winds on the return journey forced a slight change of destination from Lesina to Vieste, and the intrepid kayakers arrived on Day 4, connecting Central Dalmatia and Italy, before soon making their return journey in a bid to beat inclement weather.

Big congratulations to all!