So what is a non-painting partner to do all day?
From previous experience, non-painting partners will probably want to participate in most of our excursions, but here are a few suggestions for other activities.We’ll provide a map of the island in your welcome kit, plus brochures for any activity that interests you – let us know!
Walking / Hiking: the nature is beautiful – get out there and see it! There are plenty of paths and trails around, though I have to say not all of them are particularly well sign-posted. Your map will come in handy!
Cycling: There are bikes for rent in Vrboska, we can provide details for those interested. The island roads are not at all busy, and you can choose your own level – easy coastal or strenuous mountain roads!
Beaches: Plenty of nearby peaceful coves and beautiful clear blue water, still warm in September. These are not sandy beaches, though, mostly rocks and some with gravel. Get a beach mat and water shoes in the market – they’re not expensive and really useful!
Scuba diving: There is a company in Hvar town and Stari Grad that organizes scuba diving in the crystal clear waters around the island. See ancient Roman ship-wrecks!
Rock climbing: available at a couple of locations on the island – ask us for information.
Boating: Rent a boat and go exploring the coastline. Find yourself a quiet cove or go over to Zecevo island with a picnic!
Seaplane trips: European Coastal Airways connects Jelsa to Split and Pula, and is also available for scenic trips, I understand. Will need to be explored further!
Wineries: Hvar is the island of wine, and we have several excellent wineries nearby. Our artist retreat includes wine tasting, and tours of local vineyards.
Stay connected: Konoba Lem down on the waterfront has an internet hotspot in a lovely shady location – watch the world go by while drinking coffee and checking your emails!