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Top 5 Croatian islands to visit during your stay in Croatia

Croatia is one of the most beautiful countries in the Mediterranean, especially when it comes to choosing a summer destination. 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, which places it among the most indented countries in the Mediterranean and in the world. 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 article we will present you the 10 most beautiful Croatian islands that are worth visiting during your summer vacation in this beautiful country.

1. Hvar

Hvar is the sunniest island in the Adriatic, and is located in front of the eastern Adriatic coast. Hvar belongs to the Split-Dalmatia County, and near it are Pakleni otoci, Vis, Korcula and the Peljesac peninsula. Hvar is known for its 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. Hvar is also known for its gastronomy, beautiful beaches and bays, crystal clear Adriatic Sea but also good quality accommodation and friendly hosts.

2. Vis

Vis is an island that has been inhabited since prehistoric times, and is located 45 kilometers from the coast, beside the islands and islets of Bisevo, Budikovac, Brusnik, Jabuka, etc. Vis is quite remote from the coast and other islands, which has a great impact on the climate which is Mediterranean. Regardless of the climate and the strong winds, Vis is still one of the most fascinating Croatian islands. Vis was opened to visitors only in 1989 because it was previously used as a naval base, and today it is one of the largest inhabited islands in the Republic of Croatia. Vis is very famous for its enology because it contains some of the most exclusive wines in Croatia such as Plavac and Vugave. The island is also known for its turbulent history, landmarks, and nearby tourist attractions such as Blue Cave.

3. Rab

Rab is an island located on the eastern side of the Adriatic Sea, east of the island of Cres and south of the island of Krk. Rab belongs to the County of Primorske-goranske, and along with the small island around it, Rab makes one of the most attractive islands for the tourist market. Rab is known for its pleasant climate, beautiful beaches, romantic bell towers that are part of the cultural and historical heritage of the island, but also natural attractions. Rab is one of the most wooded islands in the Adriatic Sea, and the most famous part of the island is the town of Rab, surrounded by medieval walls.

4. Korcula

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 extremely developed 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.

5. Brac

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. Brač is, along with Hvar, one of the sunniest islands in Croatia, and it is very easy to reach because of the proximity of the mainland and the connection of the ferry lines from Split. Brac is known for its agriculture, which includes 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. Brac is also home to the most famous Croatian beach Zlatni rat, which is also a symbol of Croatian tourism, and the most famous places on Brac are Bol, Supetar, Milna, Sumartin and Sutivan.

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.

If you decide on this boat trip from Split, book your place at the following link:


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