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Croatian Islands

With 1,244 islands rising up through the Adriatic, Croatia provides a rich choices of island holidays. There is almost any number of activities that can be enjoyed on different islands, from sightseeing to more active holiday pursuits.

In July 2017 Oliver Smith, travel journalist with the British Telegraph, listed the islands of Vis and Šolta as two hidden island treasures, in amongst other islands from the Mediterranean and northern Europe.

  Guide to the Islands in Croatia
The Blue Adriatic Sea

The Blue Adriatic Sea

Stretching northwest-southwest between Italy and Croatia, Adriatic Sea is one of the cleanest seas in the world along the Croatian coastline. It is home to over 1,200 islands that are part of the Croatian territory.

Six of the Best Croatian Islands

6 of the Best Croatian Islands

One of the great experiences that you can have on your holiday in Croatia is to go on a personal sailing boat, to catch a boat taxi between islands, or one of the ferries. Explore six of the best of Croatian islands.

Brac Island Places of Interest

Brac Island Places of Interest

The third largest island in Croatia is one of the best known islands here. It's known for its white stone, town of Bol and unique Golden Horn beach. Brac is well connected to the mainland via ferries to Split and it also has a small airport.

Croatia Top Islands

Croatia's Top Five Islands

Croatia's idyllic islands are surrounded by warm waters, great for cruising and sailing, and each island offering something unique to its visitors. Take a trip to Croatia's one of top five islands for your next vacation.

Largest Croatian Islands

Ten Largest Croatian Islands

The islands in Croatia are amongst most picturesque in Europe and have always been popular with travellers. There are hundreds of islands in the Adriatic Sea, but we have selected ten largest islands to visit.

Holiday on Hvar Island

Holiday on Hvar Island

One of the largest and most popular islands in Croatia is Hvar island. It is also known as 'island of sun', owing to its 2800 hours of sun annually. One of the most popular stopovers to international celebrities and travellers.

Visit Rab Island Towns

Visit Rab Island Towns

Neighbouring with the islands of Krk, Cres and Pag, the island of Rab is one of the most developed. There are 8 towns and villages on the island, with Rab town being the best known. This is also where you will find a lot of tourist services.

There are more than 1200 islands in Croatia

Croatia is located in southern central Europe. Shaped somewhat like a horseshoe, the country offers an extremely long coastline along with over 1,200 islands that are situated offshore. There are 78 islands proper, some with more than half a dozen towships, 524 islets (many also populated), and 642 ridges.

The country is easily accessible, as Italy is located to the west across the Adriatic Sea, with ferry connections between Split city and Ancona in Italy. To the northwest Croatia borders with Slovenia and Hungary to the north, giving it road access to the rest of Europe. There are also many flight connections to major European cities and internationally.

One of the reasons that so many travelers are flocking to Croatia is the coastline of the Adriatic Sea, which is nothing short of stunning. In addition, the coastline is also known as one of the cleanest in the world. The country's warm and pleasant Mediterranean climate provides a perfect backdrop for a wonderful holiday.

Town of Primosten
The town of Primošten is located on a small island connected to the mainland by a bridge.
This medieval Mediterranean fishing town is one of the best known Croatian destinations.
It is located near the city of Šibenik, an established and growing mainland destination.

Kornati islands

The Kornati Islands National Park offers you an incredible diversity of islands, spectacular beauty and rich history. You can explore Greek and Roman ruins; visit the vacation palaces for Europe's aristocracy and more. Kayak, canoe, swim and fish through the islands.

You'll find islands given over to pastoral splendor, complete with grazing sheep and attentive shepherds, as well as uninhabited islands that provide views of olive groves and vineyards. None of the Kornati Islands are inhabited on a permanent basis, though neighboring islands do use some for agricultural purposes.