5 Best Islands In Croatia

Did you know the fact that 79 islands and more than 500 islets belong to Croatia? All of them, literally all of them will impress you with its stunning beauty, clear waters, sandy beaches, gentle sun and the outstanding landscapes. Moreover, during summer many of them host a lot of concerts, festivals, music and cultural events, so besides a great vacation, you will also experience the cultural life of the place you are visiting! Planning a summer and need help? Check out our list of 5 BEST islands in Croatia and get ready for your perfect trip!

1. Hvar

Hvar is one of the most popular and beloved by tourists islands in Croatia. It is located in the Adriatic sea, off the Dalmatian coast. It has mild winters and warm summers. Thousands of Croatians spend here their summer vacations as well, since the island is famous for its sandy beaches and crystal clear water. Its hillsides are covered in pine forests, with vineyards, olive groves, fruit orchards and lavender fields in the agricultural areas. Moreover, besides its natural landscapes, you will be amazed by its architecture, beautiful streets and buildings.

2. Brač

Brač is the biggest island in Dalmatia region of Croatia and the third biggest island in the Adriatic sea. It is separated from the mainland by the Brač Channel, which is 5 to 13 km wide. The island has a long history, unique culture and architecture because of its international relationships and influences of neighboring countries. No wonder, it became one of the most popular destinations for visiting for travelers from Europe and the world, as well as for Croatians!

3. Korčula

Korčula is one more stunning island located off the Dalmatian coast in the Adriatic Sea. This is the second most populous Adriatic island and the most populous Croatian island not connected to the mainland by a bridge. There is a legend saying that the island was founded by Trojan hero Antenor in the 12th century BC. We believe that it could be true, because the beauty of Korčula can be described by one word - divine! If you ever have an opportunity to visit it, do it, because these memories will stay with you till the end of your life!

4. Vis

Vis is a small island and the farthest inhabited island off the Croatian mainland. It has only about 3,000 people of population, and this is his great advantage! Being such a remote destination, not everyone will choose it for traveling, and it means, that if you are searching for a quiet and relaxed vacation in a beautiful place on the coast of the Adratic Sea, with magnificent landscapes and excellent climate - choose Vis and you will never regret about it!

5. Pag

If heaven on the Earth exists, most probably, it exists on the Pag island. This is the fifth largest island of Croatia and the one with the biggest coastline. It has two towns - Pag and Novalja, and a lot of picturesque villages around. It is known by its white beaches, crystal clear turquoise water and breathtaking landscapes. But not only by this! During summer, many festivals and music concerts are happening here, so if you are searching for unforgettable beach parties and the best dance clubs, this is a right place to visit and create unforgettable memories of your life!


Probably, life is not enough to discover and enjoy all the beauty of Croatian islands! Just choose any of them, and great memories and unforgettable experience will for sure fulfill your vacation! Or... if you don't want or can't choose the one, rent a boat, sail from one to another and create one amazing summer adventure in Croatia!


Kate Makogon
Traveler and adventure seeker. Expert in travelling in Europe. Foodie and art lover. Can't stop wondering the beauty of this world.