Croatia’s popularity has been soaring 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 lies in picture-perfect islands and clear waters which are its greatest attraction.
Do you want a perfect island getaway in Croatia? For your dream vacation you can’t go wrong with one of these amazing islands, but here are our three top picks.
Hvar is famous among celebrities and wealthy Croatians as the glamorous or luxury island. It is filled with trendy bars and exclusive and luxury yachts, and it is the perfect place for celebrity spotting. Boats and rich nightlife aside, however, Hvar is simply astonishing. It is full of 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.
With its crystal clear waters and ancient streets, it attracts all types of travelers. 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 be in need of 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 which is located in the small bay of Grebisce on the northern shore of the island. It is perfect for nature lovers, as it is surrounded by a range of pine, orange and mandarin trees, and it 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. There are many fantastic vineyards which produce the famous white wine, Vugava, and the red wine, Plavac. It is no surprise that 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.
When it comes to accommodation, Vis is not for luxury-lovers, but perfect for those who want to get an authentic experience of the island and love to explore the nature.
Brac is an island located in central Dalmatia. If you are in search of 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 its shape under the influence of 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, as well as wine which has been 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 or Zagreb. This country is also home to many unspoiled islands which are very easy to get to. With so many options that 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 three most gorgeous islands in Croatia.
Roxana is a travel enthusiast and lifestyle consultant from Sydney and she loves to write about her adventures. She is all about the healthy lifestyle, loves to run with her husband and dogs and has fun cooking exotic meals for her family. Being a typical Aussie, she often hits the waves and loves beaches and sunshine! You can find out more about her writing following her on twitter and facebook. She is also one of the editors at Highstylife Magazine.