Croatian islands - Islands of Croatia guide
Croatian islands include almost all the islands of the eastern Adriatic coast and its central part,making it the second largest archipelago in the Mediterranean. There are 1185 of them. Each Croatian island is another story, with its sights, customs, and peculiarities.
Islands of Croatia are divided into:Kvarner
, Dugi otok
, the combination of present and past, legends and reality, one of the most attractive tourist destinations.It is connected by bridge to the mainland. Here you will find warm welcome of local hosts, clean blue sea, top class Culinary Delights, innumerable sports and fun facilities and activities.
Rab, amazing diversity of landscape, the wonderful variety of beaches, the cultural environment of pre-Roman times,tradition of 120 years of organized tourism, kindness, hospitality and diligence of the local people.
Cres is a popular destination for nature lovers, home of the griffon vulture, who do not live anywhere else. Vrana Lake, known for its unique hydrological and geological features, is also a phenomenon. Water activities on Cres including deep-sea fishing, windsurfing, scuba diving and sailing around the Kvarner.
In Losinj you can enjoy the mild Mediterranean climate, beautiful beaches, hiking, cycling, walking ...More than 50 protected plant and 27 protected animal species, will attract lovers of botany.The particularity of the whole cluster is a colony of bottlenose dolphins, which clearly testifies to the purity of the sea.The colony has 150 individuals.
Pag will delight you with its traditional delicacies, cheese and lamb. The leading tourism destination at Pag, Novalja you can enjoy and have a good time at the famous beach Zrce which called Croatian ibiza or in many other bars and nightclubs.
On the Hvar is the oldest theater in Europe. Crystal blue sea, beautiful bays and pebble beaches, mild climate, lush vegetation, vineyards, olive groves, endless fields of lavander, historical and cultural heritage and wealth that leads the island of Hvar, undoubtedly, as one of the most beautiful tourist resorts.
Rich cultural and historical heritage of the Brac, which dates back to prehistoric times, beautiful beaches (the most famous Zlatni rat, which is a paradise for surfers) and bays, crystal blue sea, high quality accommodations are guaranteed vacation. Night life is fantastic, lots of bars, nightclubs and restaurants.
Korcula has a long tradition in tourism, it is a beautiful landscape covered in coniferous forests, also famous as the birth-place of Marco Polo-famous traveler over the world. Daily activities like excursions, biking, walking, paintaball and jetski adventures will make your entire holiday experience on the island of Korcula.
Mljet is rich with forests and it is no surprise therefore called the green island. Its forests, rich fauna, clear sea and sand and pebble beaches make it a very attractive tourist destination, its northwestern part, 1960. was declared a National Park.
for Kornati and Brijuni see more on Croatia National Parks page
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