The 10 Most Amazing Islands in Croatia – part 2
The island of Brač sits close to the coast of Split. Besides this proximity, Brač gets fewer visits than its neighbors Hvar and Korcula. The climate and vegetation on the island are dry and rocky with hills, fig trees, olive groves. The crystal clear water around the island is perfect for scuba diving.
Climb on Vidova Gora Mountain and check out the wonderful view of Bol, Hvar, and Vis. On the south side of the island is situated Dragon's cave, an attraction one should never miss if coming to Brač.
5. BRIJUNI NATIONAL PARK
14 incredibly beautiful islands on the northern Croatian coast comprise the whole National Park of Brijuni. The whole National Park is comprised of two islands – Mali Brijuni and Veli Brijuni, with around a dozen islets. The island of Veli Brijun is the only one you can access by public ferry.
The best way to enjoy these pristine waters is by renting a boat (yacht, catamaran, gulet or motor boat). This way you can sail around and through it and explore all of its quiet, hidden coves and islets. If your goal is to get back in touch with nature, or just to unwind and forget the rest of the world, you can be sure this destination is perfect for you.
Korčula is situated in the southern part of the Croatian coast. It is the most popular island and it is known by its nickname ‘Little Dubrovnik’. The whole coast of the island is indented with beautiful bays and inlets. The southern coast of Korcula is filled with quiet coves and small sandy beaches, while the northern side is jagged and flat. The island is filled with wine-growing vineyards. Together with a lot of small fishing villages, this presents a real source of income for the local people.
Situated on the southern Croatian coast it is definitely Croatia’s greenest island. The scenery is full of forests, green fields, pastures and small villages. If this is not enough, Mljet will absolutely stun you with its two salt lakes, Veliko and Malo Jezero. Both lakes are the part of Mljet National Park. One of its best attraction is a former Benedictine Monastery (turned into cafe/restaurant), which sits in the middle of Veliko Jezero lake. Local boats can take you there from both sides of the lakes. Its stunning scenery and peaceful atmosphere draw crowds from all over the world and legend say that even Odysseus stopped here on his voyage back to Greece.
Since the island served as a military base for the Yugoslav National Army and was cut off from all visitors, this „created“ a remote and mysterious island that international visitors now come to. Because it was isolated for more than 30 years, Vis is certainly one of the most authentic Croatian islands.
Why Hvar takes 1st place? Well, the island is a perfect combination of lush rolling hills, gorgeous beaches, medieval streets and vibrant nightlife. You can see why more and more travelers like to sail there. Not only this but the island of Hvar is also known for its many hours of sunshine and because of it, it got its nickname as the new ‘St Tropez’. Because of its posh reputation, Hvar is attracting celebrities and more and more yachts are pulling into its harbor.
Although Hvar town is one of the most beautiful on the island, but the oldest village in the island Stari Grad and Jelsa are also worth visiting. Book your yacht in advance and secure your perfect holiday in Croatia. These islands are relatively close to each other anyway, but when you have your own private yacht, catamaran, gulet or motor boat, island
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