3 DALMATIAN ISLANDS ON OUR LIST
Croatia is said to be a country with 1000 islands. The Croatian coast is the most developed coast in Europe. Only about fifty islands are inhabited. Of the inhabited otics, we single out 3 Dalmatian islands – Korcula, Hvar and Brac.
On the island of Korcula there are beautiful beaches, centuries-old olive groves and vineyards, mansions and old small towns that seem to be stuck in a long time ago.
Vela pržina beach is the largest sandy beach hidden by the Dalmatian island of Korčula. It is located in Lumbarda. It is ideal for families with children and young people looking for fun. The sea here is perfectly clear.
The island is home to the Marco Polo Museum, the world’s most famous traveler. Although he is most often considered a Venetian, many claim that he was born in the town of Korcula and the museum was opened in a house believed to be his birthplace.
Vela spilja– as its name suggests( vela spinja means big cave), it is a large dome-shaped cave. It is located on a large rock above Vela Luka. A phenomenal natural attraction worth seeing.
The Dalmatian island of Hvar is the sunniest place in Europe, with more than 2700 hours of sunshine a year. Although the sun can be a reason to look for a holiday on Hvar, it offers much more.
Fortress Fortica is located in the town of Hvar. You will enjoy the arrival to the fortress. You will pass through the main city gate and climb the stairs that lead you through the old part of town. Today, the Fortica houses a collection of amphorae and exhibits from antiquity and the Middle Ages. Its walls offer a panoramic view of the town of Hvar and the Pakleni islands.
The nightlife of Hvar is known all over the world and during the summer months many consider it the richest on the Adriatic. If you like parties that last all night then the island of Hvar is the place for you.
Pokonji dol is one of the most famous beaches on the island of Hvar. This pebble beach has a long shoal that is ideal for families with children. On the beach there is a restaurant, several bars and showers.
Brac is the largest central Dalmatian island. It is well connected to the mainland. The ferry ride from Brac to Split takes about 50 minutes and departures are frequent, especially in the summer season. Apart from its natural beauties, Brač is known for its Brač stone and festivities. For lovers of nature and history, there are quarries from which stone was extracted for the construction of Diocletian’s Palace in Split.
The Blaca Desert is one of the most interesting attractions on the island of Brač, where hermit priests once lived in the monastery. It is especially interesting because the monastery was built in front of a cave under a vertical rock. The Blaca Desert can only be reached on foot, it is necessary to walk about 30 minutes
Vidiva gora is the highest peak in the Adriatic islands (778 m above sea level). It was named after the church of St. Vida, which used to be at the top and is now in ruins. There is a restaurant nearby. It can be reached by car almost to the very top.
Zlatni rat beach is one of the most famous pebble beaches on the Croatian coast and the most recognizable view of Bol. This area is a protected natural area. It is interesting because under the influence of waves, winds and sea currents, the top of the beach constantly changes shape. It is a favorite place for surfers and kite-surfers.
The beach can be reached by car.
Whichever of these Dalmatian islands you visit, we are sure that you will feel the breath of Croatian history, rest your body and soul and certainly enjoy some of the best Croatian wines.