Which island in Croatia should I visit?
The Croatian coastline is incredible 1777 km long, and Croatian side of Adriatic Sea has more than 1244 islands, islets and crags. Forty eight Croatian islands are inhabited.
Croatia offers stunning nature, mind-blowing culture and clear sea. From day to day Croatian islands seems to get more popular for a day trip to one of the islands, custom private tours or island hoping day trips. Most of the time travelers stick to their standard itinerary, but there is more to the country with famous Croatian coastline.
Where ever you decide to go, you can expect extraordinary beauty and history.
Brac island Croatia
is the biggest mid Dalmatian Island located just on opposite side of Split city near Podstrana. In case you decide to start your journey with a car and cruise up through the island, you will start your journey in small town of Supetar Brač and there you will arrive with ferry from Split. Supetar is also a biggest town on the island. Check time table and book your ferry ticket here
Another interesting fact about island Brač it is widely famous for its stone, which adorns the world famous buildings . One part of the White house in Washington D.C is made of it an HQ of UN building in New York city.
On the detached road, half way from Supetar to the most famous Croatian beach Zlatni rat you will find Vidova gora the highest peak of the Adriatic archipelago (780 meters), and it was named after the ruins of Saint Vitus’s Church located only a hundred meters from the peak. Stop by this highest peak of the Adriatic and enjoy the million-dollar view to Golden horn and Croatian coastline.
Located in the Bol Croatia 36 kilometers from Supetar in the foothills of Vidova gora. One of the most beautiful beach in Europe Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn). On the both sides of the Zlatni rat you can find around 634 meters of fine pebbles. Don’t expect sand you want get it 🙂 . Golden horn on island Brac is one of the Croatian trademark whose unique beauty leave every visitor breathless, and many consider this the most beautiful beach on the Adriatic.
Another interesting thing about Zlatni rat is one natural phenomenon. Depending on the direction of the wind or waves, the tip of tip beach turns left or right. Looking for a place for wind surfing in Croatia? Golden Horn is a popular destination for that sport.
Take a virtual tour of Zlati rat beach before you visit Bol.
How can you reach Bol on Brač, well you can arrange private boat tour, with car or taxi from Supetar to Bol. Direct line from Split to Bol. Check your dates book on line and enjoy it!
Pustinja Blaca (The Blaca Hermitage)
can be found on the southern side of Brač island. Started in 1551 at the stone cave by the two Glagolitic monks running away from Turkish invasion. The ages were passing and hardworking monks build up church and the monastery. Residential and farm buildings, turning the forests into olive groves and vineyards. This Croatian culture heritage is a true miracle, because it is build and maintained four centuries under such difficult conditions.
What will you see at Pustinja Blaca? Rich collection of antique weapons, many varied antique watches, and extremely rich library of many hands written scripts in the Croatian Cyrillic. This piece of Croatian history was added to the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE LIST in 2007.
The Blaca Hermitage can be reached from two directions. Visitors can come by car from Nerezisce, or by boat from Bol on Brač to Blato bay. Whatever way you choose, last 30 minutes will always be only on foot.
Hvar island is another popular destination located in Central Dalmatia. Hvar island is also know as “island of lavender”, and it is slowly imposing itself as a wine destination. All through Hvar (Hvar town not the island) may have a reputation as the party island there is much more to it than just partying.
Reaching Island Hvar from Split is quite simple, if traveling with car for exploring the whole island a ferry from Split will cruise in ferry harbor at rustic Stari grad island Hvar. Not so famous as town Hvar on the other side of island but it is a place which you can say away from it all. Car ride from Starig grad to Hvar takes around half an hour . Check out Hvar island map here
To visit only town of Hvar a day trip from Split can be arranged by renting a boat with skipper, or just taking the ride with catamaran which is on budget. Catamaran or ferry ticket can be booked on line to Stari grad and Town Hvar here
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The Island Vis
If you love the pristine nature of the blue Adriatic, then the island of Vis is the best choice for you to visit. This is an area that has preserved the karst phenomena, such as the Blue, Medvidina and Green caves on the nearby island of Biševo, and the area is also adorned with serene meadows in the central part of the island, as well as with vine yards, Mediterranean herbs, palm trees and citrus fruit. There are not many places where you can enjoy vast, unspoiled nature and settlements established in antiquity as much as you can on the island of Vis