There are so many beautiful Croatian islands to visit and explore. To be exact, there are more than 1200 islands and islets along the Adriatic coast.
Can you picture yourself laying on the beach and drinking cocktails and having a perfect relaxing holiday? Or you may want to take your adventure travel experience on a completely new level? I have good news for you. Most of the Croatian islands offer the best of both worlds, no matter what are your travel preferences.
The way of life on the Croatian islands is amazing. Sometimes, it feels like the time has stopped. And I mean in it in a good way. Of course, not all of the islands are the same; neither all the places on the same island are the same. Some offer peace and quiet, others offer 24-hour parties.
Each island is like a country for itself. Regardless which one you choose for your vacation, I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Here’s the top 10 most popular Croatian islands to visit.
The island of Krk is is located in the northern Adriatic Sea, in the Kvarner Bay, about 30 km from the city of Rijeka. Is the most accessible Croatian island, connected to the mainland by a bridge.It is a known and recognized tourist destination because of its amazing natural and cultural beauty.
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Cres is another island in the Kvarner Bay and can be reached with ferry from Rijeka, the island Krk or from the Istrian peninsula (line Brestova-Porozina). Together with Krk, Cres the largest island of the Adriatic sea. If you enjoy unspoilt nature and love exploring the diversity of life, this is the best place for your dream vacation.
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Pag is the fifth-largest island of the Croatian coast, and the one with the longest coastline. It has so much to offer for a visitor – from clubbing on famous Zrce Beach ( pronounced Zrche ), to exploring natural attractions, sightseeing and eating in great local restaurants.
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The island of Rab, located just off the northern Croatian coast, has a very rich history and culture. Today it’s known as the ‘Happy Island’. With a quarter of the island covered in forests and 22 sandy beaches (more than anywhere else in the country), Rab is without a doubt one of the most beautiful destinations in Croatia.
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Losinj island ( pronounced Loshinj) is separated on two parts : Veli Losinj and Mali Losinj. With more than 125 years of tradition in health tourism, it’s known as an Island of vitality. Mediterranean climate, captivating nature,pleasant atmosphere and 250 cultural and entertainment events makes this island a real jewel of the Kvarner Bay. American Food,Wine & Travel Magazine included Lošinj on the list of the 11 best travel destinations in 2018.
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Brac (pronounced Brach), the island of nature and adventure, is the largest island of Dalmatia region and the closest to city of Split. It is famous for its long sandy beach, Zlatni rat (Golden Horn), an unique beach that changes it’s shape and color depending on the wind. Also, Brac is the home of the highest peak on the Adriatic islands, Vidova gora which is 780 m (2559.05 feet) above sea level. Perfect for hiking enthusiasts, don’t you think?
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The exceptional beauty of the island of Vis comes from its nature: numerous stunning beaches, coves and forests. Located in Dalmatia,Vis is the farthest inhabited island off the Croatian mainland where you can enjoy delicious fresh seafood and locally grown wines. Vis is a true oasis for a relaxing, peaceful holiday. Readers of “European Best Destinations” chose the Stiniva Beach on the island of Vis as the most beautiful beach in Europe.
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There is no doubt that Hvar is one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Frequently called as the “new St-Tropez”, Hvar island is clearly one of the most popular Croatian islands to visit and explore. Together with Korčula, the island of Hvar is the sunniest island in Croatia, with over 2700 hours of sunlight thought the year. Hvar town is full of vivid nightlife and luxury, a destination of choice for celebrities from all over the world.
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The island of Korcula (pronunced Korchula) is situated off the Croatian coast, between Hvar and Mljet. It’s the island of legends, tales and monuments, known for its medieval walled Korcula Town and Skoji islands archipelago. Besides rich history and dense vegetation, there are also numerous vineyards, olive groves, small villages and sandy beaches to explore.
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Mljet is the island of untouched nature and breathtaking scenery, often called as the„the green island”. The west side of the island contains the National park Mljet, one of the 11 national parks in Croatia. Mljet is a perfect destination for those who want an absolute tranquility. Pine forests, crystal clear and clean sea, sandy beaches and wealth of underwater sea life makes this island a true paradise on Earth.
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Have you already visited one of these beautiful Croatian islands listed above? Leave a comment! I would love to hear from you.
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