The Most Popular Islands in Croatia

Croatia is known as "the land of 1000 islands". Here are some of the most popular islands which we recommend visiting while on your Croatian luxury yacht charter.

04 May 2021

Croatia is known as "the land of 1000 islands". Here are some of the most popular islands which we recommend visiting while on your Croatian luxury yacht charter.

Each Croatian island has its own story, legend, tradition, and local custom. The country is filled with plenty of hidden gems waiting to be discovered while on your Mediterranean yacht cruise. Here are a few islands which you should not miss:


Hvar town harbour. Image source: Shutterstock

Hvar is a very popular island destination. It is the longest island and has the largest number of sunny days in a year. It is well worth exploring during the summer nights, with vivid life that flows through its narrow streets and the mystical touch of the old churches and monasteries. A sip of famous wine made of grapes from the island's southern slopes is bound to seduce you.

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In the evenings this island comes alive. It’s famous for its luxurious nightclubs and fancy gourmet restaurants. There is plenty for everyone to do!


Famous Zlatni rat beach at Bol on Brac island.

The most attractive beaches are certainly located on Brač, and Zlatni rat at Bol is a world-famous beach. It is more very well-known for its clear waters but mainly because of its gravel cape where winds and waves create amazing shapes.

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Being covered in pine woods, vineyards, and olive fields and worldwide known for its stone quarries, Brač is a very popular island for tourists. It has numerous seaside and summer resorts, historical and cultural sights, and an airport and marina which are easily accessible, making Brač one of the most favorite luxury yacht destinations.

Dugi Otok

Nature park Telašćica on Dugi Otok. Image source: Shutterstock

As its name suggests, Dugi Otok („Long Island“) is an island whose shoreline stretches for more than 40 kilometers and is the largest of the Zadarian Islands. Dugi Otok is home to many natural wonders, such as lakes, cliffs, secluded coves, diverse marine life, and the beautiful Nature Park Telašćica, named after Telašćica Bay.


Kornati archipelago. Image source: Shutterstock

Spreading out in the deep blue sea of the central Adriatic, the Kornati islands is a group of 150 islands, islets, and reefs situated just across the cities of Šibenik and Zadar. In many ways, they have plenty of unique and magnificent scenery, well-indented coastlines, rich underwater ecosystems, crystal-clear waters, plenty of sunshine, and numerous little bays and ports. All of these make them an absolute destination for summer cruising onboard a luxury yacht.


Mljet National Park. Image source: Shutterstock

Mljet is an island with rich historical heritage with a mystical aura evoked by myths and legends. Often called ‘the green pearl of the Adriatic’, the majority of the island Mljet is protected as a National Park. Everyone who visits Mljet falls in love with its warm climate, lush Mediterranean vegetation, clean blue sea, and pure, untouched nature.

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Blue Cave on Biševo island near Vis. Image source: Shutterstock

Inseparably connected to the island of Komiža, in the beginning, Biševo was believed to have been inhabited by mermaids. Actually, these mermaids were a kind of seals, known as the Mediterranean monk seals who lived in one of the caves of the island. Nowadays it is very rare, said by locals, to be seen.

The most famous cave is the Blue Cave in which a play of lights and shadows breaks through the underwater gap and creates a magical blue light show. It's simply not possible to resist diving into its silvery deepness. This island also offers one of the finest wines in Croatia and plenty of sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and caves to explore.

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