Friday, July 19, 2013

Croatia's Best Vacation Islands

Croatia has over a thousand islands so it’s no wonder that searching for the one perfect for your summer vacation on the Adriatic can turn into a bit of a hassle. So, to help you out a little we’ve prepared a short guide to Croatia’s beast vacation islands.
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Due to its peculiar look, Pag Island is often described as a white, rocky desert. Naturally, there’s so much more to Pag: it’s not only one of the most famous party destinations (its Zrće Beach has proven to be perfect venue for 24/7 beach parties and the Hideout Festival), but it’s also a mustfoodie destination we have included in our foodie guide along the Adriatic as one of the most important spots.
Once there, don’t miss:
  • Paški sir (Pag cheese) – take advantage of the fact you’re spending vacation on the island that’s home to one of world’s most renowned cheeses and indulge your taste buds as much as you can :)
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Krk Island is both the most northerly island on the Adriatic and one of the sunniest spots in the Mediterranean. It’s very popular among guests for its geographical position (vicinity to Istria and Rijeka), its beaches (around 15 of them are regularly awarded Blue Flag certificate) and great number of interesting historical sights. Due to all this, Krk is probably best as a family vacationdestination.
Once there, don’t miss:
  • Baška – boasts some of the most beautiful beaches on the Adriatic (kilometers long pebbly beaches and shallow sandy stretches, great for a game of picigin :)
  • Soline Bay – popular for its healing mud everyone can enjoy
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The so called ”island of love”, Rab Island is maybe best known as the center of naturism in Croatia. However, Rab is also rich with many cultural heritage sites and some of the most interesting green oases in the Mediterranean (most popular are Kalifront forest and Komrcar Park).
Once there, don’t miss:
  • Lopar – area with beautiful sandy beaches, the most famous one being Paradise Beach
  • Rapska fjera – a three-day fiesta in July, organized as a historical reenactment including crossbow tournament, costumed performances, crafts festival etc.
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Due to its natural beauties and quaint villages, Murter Island has always been recognized as a perfect place for summer relaxation. However, since its little town Tisno became home to some of the best music festivals out there (Garden Festival, Electric Elephant, to name but a few), Murter has also developed into a dream destination for every festival-goer.
Once there, don’t miss:
  • Kornati National Park – from Murter you have daily excursions to this ”island paradise” that encompasses over 100 little islands and islets. So don’t miss your chance to make a day-trip to one of the most exceptional archipelago in the Mediterranean.
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Brač Island is best known as home to Croatia’s most popular beach – Zlatni rat or Golden Horn.People who like to add a bit of adrenalin to their summer vacation will fall in love with this tongue-shaped beach ideal for all kinds of water sports. Moreover, Brač Island is so close to the mainland that you can always make day-trips to the city of Split and the surrounding area.
Once there, don’t miss:
  •  Vidova gora – the highest peak on the island offers superb views of both Brač and surrounding islands. Plus, there’s a restaurant where you can enjoy delicious, traditionally prepared lamb.
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Hvar Island firmly established its status as the sunniest (2724 hours of sunshine per year) and the trendiest island on the Adriatic(with regular guests such as Beyonce and Jay-Z). So, if you want to combine crystal clear sea and beautiful nature with rich nightlife and hip cocktail-bars, Hvar is your destination!
Once there, don’t miss:
  • Pakleni Islands – due to great number of secluded coves and charming pebbly beaches, this group of small islands nearby Hvar is perfect for day excursions and absolute relaxation.
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Due to its history and position (the farthest inhabited island) – Vis Island exudes a really special, quaint atmosphere which is often described as ambiance of Mediterranean as it once was. So if you want to get away from the city hustle and immerse yourself into an authentic local rhythm which slows everything down to that most delightful measure, Vis is your destination :)
Once there, don’t miss:
  • Biševo and its Blue Cave – famous for its incredibly blue waters and ideal for snorkeling, Blue Cave and little islet Biševo are perfect day-trip option just few kilometers away from Vis.
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Popular for its wines and olives, Korčula Island is yet another perfect destination for all the foodies. However, besides renowned authentic local products (be sure not to miss cakes and Pošip wine) this island also boasts rich cultural heritage and beautiful architecture. The fact that its old town Korčula is often referred to as ”little Dubrovnik” says it all :)
Once there, don’t miss:
  • Moreska Sword Dance – this centuries old tradition is performed throughout the summer and is one of the main tourist attractions. Visually unique and interesting, it depicts an ancient story of love and conflict through seven different sword dances.

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