Hvar – the Glamourous
The lovely and cheerful Hvar is Croatia’s answer to the Spanish Marbella and the French St. Tropez. A hot spot for party lovers in summer, a wonderful place in spring and autumn to relax and soak up the glitter of the sea.
You will find exquisite restaurants, trendy bars and nice shops here. Hvar is diverse, steeped in history and also has a very gentle side with lonely beaches, vineyards and green forests of wild lavender, olive trees and rosemary.
Korcula – The Historical
Korcula, nicknamed “Little Dubrovnik”, claims to be the birthplace of Marco Polo. The Greeks called the island the black island due to the dense tangled forests and loved it for its similarity to Corfu. Art and history lovers enjoy Gothic and Renaissance architecture in the old town.
Korcula is also known for its own crispy white wine made from Posip grapes. The island has the most breathtaking views and a stroll from the old town takes you to the nearby pebble beaches. Beautiful sandy beaches can be reached by car to relax for a whole day and unwind.
Elaphiti Islands – The Quiet
The Elaphiti islands are an archipelego connected to Dubrovnik and reached by ferry within 30 and 50 minutes. The islands are an ideal escape from the bustle of Dubrovnik and can be visited on day trips or as a quiet base away from the city. Sunsets, picnics, walking and swimming are favoured activities on these beautiful islands.
Sipan Island boasts lush unspoilt landscapes and one of Croatia’s rare sandy beaches. Lopud Island is traffic free and holds some of Croatia’s best beaches including Sunj Bay. The best time to visit is between April and October where days are long and warm and ferry times are most frequent.
Brac – The Delightful
Home to Croatia’s most famous beach ‘Zlatni Rat’, Brac is a 50 minutes ferry journey from Split. The island boasts gorgeous pine fringed beaches, isolated bays and the highest peak of the Croatian islands. Its many towns have delightful cobbled streets, romantic squares and an indulgent selection of bars and restaurants. A must includes a visit to the famous beach Zlatni Rat where you can relax for the day, enjoy your favourite watersports or discover the local town of Bol.
The large town of Supetar also has some stunning taverns and restaurants. The island’s history is rich with evidence of Neolithic inhabitants and boasts a flourishing olive industry producing divine olive oil. May, June and September are sublime months to visit, with warm waters and long days. In the evening enjoy delicious food in a fantastic and cozy atmosphere and indulge in the beauty and simplicity of life.