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“Zavala tunnel is an experience!”
Review of Zavala

Zavala
Ranked #15 of 31 things to do in Hvar
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Reviewed October 12, 2016

Though we didn't end up going to Zavala because of a shortage of time, the trip through the Zavala tunnel itself is most definitely an interesting one-of-a-kind experience to add to your Hvar adventures.

The tunnel was crudely drilled during the socialist era in the early 60's as a means of delivering water and electricity to the less populated half of the island, and was never meant for passenger travel. However, because the only alternative means of passage is a slow route over the mountains on a road suitable only for four wheel drive vehicles, it began to be used by locals. Apparently it is still not a "legal" road.

The tunnel is 1.4km long and only one lane, with walls so rugged it definitely feels more like a cave than a tunnel. There are no lights inside so it is unusually dark and spooky inside, and water regularly seeps through the rock. Eventually, a traffic light was installed at each end, as previously cars would have to back up (or edge over at a widened space in the middle) if encountering traffic in the opposite direction.

Driving through the tunnel was definitely another memorable experience on Hvar.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed September 28, 2016

Nice pebble beaches in a wonderful natural bay, which gives protection from waves, clean water with lot of uderwater live, so you can swim with your children and try to train them using googles and snorkel for the first time. Weakness is one local restaurant Grgo - the owners get the beach as their private property, especially if you request their service. But you can ignore them, the experience of swimming is fantastic.

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed September 10, 2016

We spent a beautiful family vacation at small, rather new house situated just by the sea in excellent surrounding. We enjoyed a lot of our apartment with clean nice two rooms, large kitchen and balcony with excellent view on the sea and island. The owners are nice reliable persons being around during the whole period. If needed, there are ready to help. We do recommend this place for visit and vacation.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank f3simkovic
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Reviewed August 13, 2016

To come there you will go through one way tunnel (only cars allowed no motorbike or bikes, for them is another road over the hill that’s even worst road) on bad curved road. Small place with even smaller beach. Not much space for parking. Nice view on Scedro island and sea.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank mrazdubr
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Reviewed July 31, 2016

It is a lovely bay that is a little difficult to access (one-way tunnel and narrow winding roads) but worth the effort. Great for families.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Amandanich2016
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