Indented coastline is one of the greatest Croatian beauties. Visit Croatia and feel the spirit of its islands – Mediterranean spirit of tranquility and peace!
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Land of the thousand islands
Have you ever thought of a quiet vacation place without city rumble? Well, at the stroke of a pen we can name 67 out of thousand of them. Did we get your attention already? If the answer is “yes”, we hope our brief review of the Croatian islands will take you to the sights of nature in which you’ll surely enjoy.
What’s so special about Croatian indented coastline?
Croatia is a country with more than thousand islands, cliffs and reefs which are mostly limestone like the coast, but there are three exceptions – Jabuka and Brusnik are volcanic in origin and Susak is a sandy island. Croatian indented coastline numbers approx. 1244 islands, islets, cliffs and reefs from which only 67 are inhabited. Every island, cove, bay, reef and cliff has its own story to tell and they’re patiently waiting for you to hear it. Listen to the crickets, feel the light breeze, hear the rolling waves, seagulls squeak, and let yourself go to the sound of silence while lying relaxed on the beach.
Islands that live
Find out why summers on the island of Pag and Murter are the ones you never forget. Those islands are known as party islands – islands that live. Thousands of people gather around every summer in the pursuit of fun and good music. Hideout festival, Garden festival, Fresh Island, Stop Making Sense and many other festivals found their home on the sites of Tisno and Zrće beach.
Three larger and twelve smaller islands of the Brijuni archipelago have been a home of the wealthiest families since the ancient times, such as Josip Broz Tito – the 1st president of Yugoslavia. There are one hundred localities and objects of archaeological and cultural-historical values that represents an ideal combination of natural beauties and rich cultural heritage which are recognised by many since the neolithic period.
Visit the exceptional Stari Grad of the island of Hvar, walk between Renaissance and Baroque palaces, sail, try delicious wine Bogdanuša or Zlatni Plavac and try indigenous meal called Gregada. On Brač, dive into the crystal blue sea on the most beautiful pebbly beach of the Adriatic called Zlatni Rat in city of Bol or visit one of the many summer cultural manifestations. Live for a day as a nobleman of Brač.
Islands of peace and tranquility
Krk and Cres are the largest Adriatic islands and their beauty lies in simplicity and availability of various contents for the whole family. Krk is an excellent place for family vacations with its diverse range of entertainment and leisure content for the entire family, such as wakeboarding, windsurfing or visiting the aquarium. On the island of Cres, you’ll learn how to live in absolute tranquillity. It is a home of the griffon vultures, where you’ll have an opportunity to learn about the Vrana freshwater lake which is the island’s natural phenomenon.
Escape from the big cities’ concrete jungle and rest among the Aleppo pines, stone pines and oak trees of Mljet or Lastovo. Those islands are the national parks of Croatia thanks to their surface that is made up of more than 70% of the wooded area. If you’d like to spend a quiet afternoon on the beach with a book while sipping a cocktail you should visit isolated islands of Vis, Olib or Silba. Those islands are perfect places for all fans of a peaceful and relaxing holiday, especially Silba which is also known as an island with zero motor vehicles.
A story of the land of the thousand islands
Visit Croatia now, enjoy your holiday and remember forever. Remember its nature and rich heritage, tell its story and the story of the thousand islands. Retell your vacation story and come again!
Things to do on the Croatian islands
- Book a vacation accommodation in a lighthouse! Few Croatian islands, such as Palagruža, Savudrija, St. Ivan or Sušac are offering this amazing kind of accommodation. So, do you dare to experience the history of light keeping?
- Take few sips of wine at the Wine Tasting Day on the island of Korčula
- Escape from the concrete jungle and find your inner peace on Lokrum between holm oaks, black ash, pines and olive trees
- Visit domestic restaurants with local homemade delicacies on Vis where you’ll find more than 300 herbs that you can use for self-catering
- On Komiža, investigate military history from Venetian to Tito
- Relax on Mali Lošinj, an archipelago with more than 30 small isles such as Unije, Susak, Ilovik, Vele Srakane and many uninhabited islands where you can go for a day excursion
- Zlatni Rat on Brač’s south coast is top windsurfing spot, and also a heaven for those who love scuba diving, sea kayaking, parasailing, water skiing, jet skiing or wakeboarding
- Visit Elafiti islands – an archipelago situated close to Dubrovnik. The two of them, Koločep and Lopud, are entirely car-free, which means they’re a perfect place to rest from everyday hustle and bustle
- See the rare trees, vineyards, olive trees and fig trees of the Kornati islands that will leave you speechless. If you’re looking to get back to the basic of life and enjoy a simple beauty of island life, Kornati islands are the best option!