With over 1,000 islands, Croatia is a perfect place to spend a summer holiday. Most of these islands are easily reachable by ferries from the mainland and each one offers something different.
If you are looking for peace and quiet, spend a week in Mljet or go to the isolated island of Vis. For those who want to party, we suggest heading out to Brač or Hvar.
Here is a list of the best islands in Croatia that you should definitely visit.
Islands to visit in Croatia: Rab
Well-known for its rustic vibe and golden sand beaches, Rab is situated in the Kvarner Bay and attracts thousands of tourists each and every year. This beautiful island offers magnificent mountain views and features several summer festivals from June to September.
There is also a cool nudist bitch for the adventurous. Don’t forget to check out the small lively town with its narrow streets and terracotta roofs.
In the evenings, you can have dinner at one of the many restaurants that serve authentic Croatian dishes and International specialties.
Located just a short ferry ride from Split, Brač is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Croatia. It is full of isolated bays, pine trees, pebble beaches, caves, and rolling hills.
Many people come to Brač because of the famous Zlatni Rat beach near Bol, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the region. Of course, there are many activities on the island including kite surfing, diving, and windsurfing.
The good news is that Brač has its own airport. This is good news for those who wish to avoid ferry rides.
Despite having a reputation as a super luxury Croatian destination, Hvar is so much more than an island getaway for the rich and the famous. It caters for all tastes and attracts a lot of young people, as well as families with children.
Visitors can take long walks down the medieval streets of the Old Town and enjoy the island’s ancient history, heritage, and culture. If you are feeling adventurous, you can hop in a water taxi that will take you to Pakleni archipelago.
The beaches here are spectacular. Also, there are many nightclubs for those who are looking to party in the evenings.
Mljet is the greenest island in the country and a great place for visitors who are looking to have some peace and quiet on their vacation. It’s not as crowded as other islands in Croatia, but at the same time, it is definitely worth visiting.
Mljet has an unspoiled landscape, vineyards, small villages, lakes, and picturesque beaches. There is also the National Park on one side of the island that is perfect for biking.
You can also swim in two salted lakes of the National Part, Veliko and Malo Jezero.
You won’t find 5-star hotels, nightclubs, and bars with live performances on the island. Nonetheless, if you want to escape the crowds and enjoy the unique original beauty of the Croatian nature, Mljet is the place to go.
Often referred to as “Little Dubrovnik” because of its medieval walls, Korčula is known for small fishing villages, amazing beaches, and unique architecture.
Make sure to visit a gallery that is dedicated to Marko Polo and the beautiful Cathedral of St. Marco from the 15th century. Being the most populated of all Croatian islands, Korčula has many restaurants and bars where. It is easily accessible from both Dubrovnik and Split by a ferry.