Top 5 Croatian islands to visit
Croatia is well known for its indented coastline and is home to over a thousand inhabited and uninhabited islands. Croatia has more than 1185 islands, 67 of which are inhabited. This places it among the most indented countries in the Mediterranean and in the world. Meet the top 5 Croatian islands!
The largest islands in the central Adriatic and Dalmatia are Hvar and Brac, while Krk and Cres represent the largest islands in the northern part of the country. Each island in the Republic of Croatia is specific and special, and each island contains a specific story that includes the island’s sights, culture, history and customs.
In this blog we will present you the 5 most beautiful Croatian islands that are worth visiting during your summer vacation in this beautiful country.
Hvar is the sunniest island in the Adriatic and is located in front of the eastern Adriatic coast. The Island belongs to the Split-Dalmatia County, and near it are Pakleni otoci, Vis, Korcula and the Peljesac peninsula. You can have here favorable Mediterranean climate, rich tradition and nightlife, making it one of the ten most beautiful islands in the world. While visiting Hvar you will experience Hvar’s culture, nature, customs and rich history that goes back to prehistoric times. This piece of paradise is known for its gastronomy, beautiful beaches, and bays, crystal clear Adriatic Sea but also good quality accommodation and friendly hosts.
Vis is an island that has been inhabited since prehistoric times and is located 45 kilometers from the coast. This island is quite remote from the coast and other islands, which has a great impact on the climate which is the Mediterranean. Regardless of the climate and the strong winds, Vis is still one of the most fascinating Croatian islands. It was opened to visitors only in 1989 because it was previously used as a naval base. Today it is one of the largest inhabited islands in the Republic of Croatia. It is very famous for its enology because it contains some of the most exclusive wines in Croatia (Plavac and Vugava). The island is also known for its turbulent history, landmarks, and tourist attractions – The Blue Cave.
Rab is an island located on the eastern side of the Adriatic Sea. Belongs to the County of Primorske-goranske. Along with the small island around it, Rab makes one of the most attractive islands for the tourist market. It’s known for its pleasant climate, beautiful beaches, romantic bell towers. Parts of the cultural and historical heritage of the island, but also natural attractions. This is one of the most wooded islands in the Adriatic Sea. The most famous part of the island is the town of Rab, surrounded by medieval walls.
Korcula is an island belonging to the Dubrovnik-Neretva County, and is the sixth-largest island in the Republic of Croatia. Shipbuilding, agriculture, fishing and tourism are the main activities on Korcula, making it one of the most attractive islands on the Adriatic. Korcula is known for its pleasant Mediterranean climate, dense forests, medieval squares, churches, palaces and houses that make it one of the most beautiful islands.
Brac is the largest island in Dalmatia and the third in the Adriatic Sea. This island is 40 km long, making it one of the longest islands. It is located in front of Split, west of the island of Solta and south of Hvar. Along with Hvar, it is one of the sunniest islands in Croatia. It is very easy to reach because of the proximity of the mainland and the connection of the ferry lines from Split. Brac is popular for its agriculture – the production of wine and olive oil. One of the most famous exports from the Brac is the famous Brac stone which is known all over the world. You can visit the most famous Croatian beach Golden Horn. A symbol of Croatian tourism.
The Croatian islands represent the most beautiful and attractive part of Croatia when it comes to summer destination choices. With our Split boat tour you have multiple day excursions that will allow you to visit a large number of islands in just one day. Our most famous trip is the Blue Cave tour from Split, which will take you to 6 Croatian islands in one day.