Just off the coast of Croatia, 1000's of islands are scattered just waiting to be explored. Holidaymakers and tourists enjoy all that these islands have to offer, with windsurfing activities, vibey cocktail bars and of course the incredible natural surroundings. We take a look at 6 of the most popular & unique island getaways at this exquisite destination.
This infamous island has transformed into a playground for yacht owners, with Hollywood stars and A-list celebrities flocking from all over the world to enjoy a holiday at the handful of boutique hotels and high-end restaurants. Spending your summer bobbing around on the sun-soaked shores doesn't sound too bad when you're sipping on cocktails and taking in all that Hvar has to offer.
Only a short ferry trip away from coastal city Split, Brač is the largest of the central Dalmatian Islands. It has its own airport and the highest mountain on any Adriatic island. It is a little less glitzy and glamours than Hvar, but it's rich in history and...olive oil! Here you can also find one of Croatia's most iconic beaches, Zlatni Rat which is a triangular wedge of shifting sand blown by winds that attract surfers.
Korčula is where you will find fine wine and lots of historic treasures. This spot is famed for its white wine, the crispiest, coolest kind mid from its endemic posip grape. The town is often dubbed "Little Dubrovcrenik' because of its medieval walls but has its own attractions too. You can visit a dedicated Marco Polo gallery and a beautiful cathedral.
The beauty of Cres is breathtaking. An archetypal Croatian island: its northern hills are consumed by oaky forests, cliffs, majestic coastlines and hilltop towns dosed in tranquility. The spectacular sight of a bird spreading its wings and swooping out into the Adriatic sunset is one to remember.
Pag is thin and 64 kilometers long made up of two parallel mountain ranges. Novalja is a resort town that's become the party central. Zrće beach, a short bus ride away is the biggest club hub in Croatia. The center of Pag town exudes cultural heritage. The streets weave century Gothic cathedral with white stone pavements.
The name of this island translates to 'Long Island' but is strangely only 45km long, with a width of just 1-4km! Its dramatic natural beauty makes it one of the most stunning beaches for boasts to speed across to over the shores from the mainland. You can spend several days following trekking and cycling trails, scuba diving, climbing or perhaps just enjoying the view from the comfort of a local restaurant.
Croatia has so many exotic island experiences to discover. The restaurants and cafes, delicious wines and numerous outdoor activities as you get to experience the everlasting summer.