You can’t go wrong with one of these amazing Croatian islands for your dream vacation.
Croatia’s popularity has soared in recent years
due to its historic cities such as Dubrovnik, Split and Zagreb, and national parks such as Plitvice Lakes and Krka. But for many, the real beauty of Croatia travel lies in picture-perfect islands and clear waters, which are its greatest attraction.
Do you want a perfect island getaway in Croatia? Here are our three top picks for your island-hopping Croatia adventure.
Hvar is famous among celebrities and wealthy Croatians as a glamorous and luxurious island. It is filled with trendy bars and exclusive luxury yachts and is the perfect place for celebrity spotting. Boats and rich nightlife aside, however, Hvar is simply astonishing. It has beautiful palm trees, sun-drenched Dalmatian old houses, and secluded beaches. Furthermore, the island is covered with olive trees, wild lavender, rosemary, and picturesque vineyards.
No wonder that this once hidden jewel has become one of the most attractive destinations in Europe.
Its crystal clear waters and ancient streets attract all types of travellers. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the town, you should go to Robinson Bay, one of the most idyllic beaches of Hvar. If you are one of the many backpackers that explore the island every summer, you may need cheaper accommodation. We recommend you buy new camping gear if you don’t have any, as there are many wonderful camping sites, and it would be a shame if you missed out on them. One of the most popular campsites is Grebisce, located in the small bay of Grebisce on the island’s northern shore. It is perfect for nature lovers, surrounded by a range of pine, orange and mandarin trees, and has two small sandy beaches.
On this island, you won’t find nightlife, big hotels or exclusive restaurants, but the intact natural beauty of this island will leave you breathless. It is covered with pine trees, citrus orchards, and palm trees. Many fantastic vineyards produce the famous white wine, Vugava, and the red wine, Plavac. Unsurprisingly, it was chosen as the filming location of the film “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!”.
Besides its natural beauty, Vis town is full of rich history, as it is the oldest settlement on the island. Here you can see ruins from the Greek and Roman periods, as well as villas and churches from the 16th and 17th century.
Regarding accommodation, Vis is not for luxury lovers but perfect for those who want an authentic island experience and love exploring nature.
Brac is an island located in central Dalmatia. If you are searching for exquisite beaches, this island is the perfect place for you, as it is best known for the most beautiful beach in Croatia, Zlatni Rat. It is a golden pebble beach, which constantly changes shape under wind and sea currents. There are other beaches too, which are equally gorgeous, but less crowded. Other attractions of Brac are olive oil, sheep cheese, mandarins, and wine produced here since ancient times. The best accommodation choice can be found in Bol, from big hotels, B&Bs and apartment rentals to beautiful campsites, which include Camp Aloa, Camp Kito, Campsite Kanun, and Campsite Mario. The largest campsite is Camp Aloa, which also has the best facilities.
A vacation in Croatia isn’t just about visiting Dubrovnik, Split or Zagreb. This country is also home to many unspoiled islands that are easy to reach. With so many options these islands offer, choosing where to go can be hard, but we hope we have made that task easier for you with this guide through Croatia’s three most gorgeous islands.