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Exploring the Best of Croatian Islands

Explore six of the best Croatian island destinations

The coast of Croatia boasts of numerous islands ranging from sporting ancient, arid, and massive to unpopulated, verdant and tiny villages, and towns. One of the main delights that you will experience when you visit Croatia is a personal sailing boat or, if you are blessed, a chance to hop between the islands on the many taxi boats, catamarans and ferries.

If you want to take a cruise during your upcoming holiday, the following are some of the best Croatia islands that you should explore.

Small islands near Hvar island and town
The main hub on Hvar island is Hvar town, one of the most often visited places
in Croatia
during the summer period, and a holiday destination in its own right.


The island of Hvar is Croatia's sunniest place (it has 2724 sunny hours every year) and most luxurious island, and hence, most superlatives in this country and consider it their top carrier. This island is also famous for its aromatic herbs like heather and rosemary as well as the lavender fields and verdancy that it has. Hvar boasts of a gorgeous hub (also named Hvar) that enables it to attract more tourists as compared to any other Adriatic. The other two towns of this island namely, Jelsa and Stari Grad have more discerning charms and are quieter. Hence, they are good alternatives for you.

Wooden sailing boat with Croatian flag
Sailing around Croatian islands is one of the most sought-after
and enjoyable
holiday activities for many visitors.


Rab is nestled between the Pag and Krk islands, and hence, it is one of the most enticing in Croatia. The northeast part of this island is a windswept region that has a barren look, high cliffs and few settlements while it’s more densely populated southwest boasts of coves, beaches and pine forests. In the interior of Rab you will find fertile land that mountains protect from cold winds to allow people to cultivate vegetables, grapes, and olives. Lagoons and coves that stretch to the strikingly beautiful Suha Punta resort and Kalifront cape fringe the northwest peninsula that emerges from Supetarska Draga, while the Lopar Peninsula that boasts of sandy beaches has taken over the northeast of this island.


An island town in Croatia, with clear seas
A distinct island atmosphere permeates many Croatian islands, which lends itself to a great holiday surrounds.
Cres is undeveloped, hardly populated, and long. This island is perfect for you if you want to swim in hidden coves, wander around primeval forests, admire Venetian mansions, visit ageing hilltop towns and sample some of the most delicious lamb of Croatia because it is wild.


This is a mysterious island that is not on the trodden path and has remained off limits to visitors from other countries for approximately forty years. You should explore it because it has one of the few real eco-holiday options of Croatia and three small fishing villages.


Brač is the biggest of the beautiful Adriatic islands and it sports the most famous beach in Croatia, namely Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn). This lasciviously alluring beach is in the beautiful town of Bol. You should sunbathe and windsurf in this island, and remember to explore its gorgeous interior.

Kornati Islands

You should visit Croatia so that you can explore 147 mostly uninhabited reefs and islands that are dotted with tufts of beautiful evergreen forest, and carved with cliffs, caves, and cracks. If you love solitude and limpid waters as well as stark and unspoilt nature, the Kornati National Park is definitely a delight for you.

The islands make Croatia an ideal holiday destination for you and your family. Hence, you should pack your bags and head there as soon as possible so that you can explore them.

   Croatia island holiday destinations

The Blue Adriatic Sea
The Blue Adriatic Sea

Six of the Best Croatian Islands
6 of the Best of Croatian Islands

Brac Island Places of Interest
Brač Island Places of Interest

Croatia Top Five Islands
Croatia Top Five Islands

Holiday on Hvar Island
Holiday on Hvar Island

Largest Croatian Islands
Largest Croatian Islands

Visit Rab Island Towns
Visit Rab Island Towns