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Three Best Islands in Croatia

Three Best Islands in Croatia - Korcula
Three Best Islands in Croatia - Korcula

The Dalmatian nation of Croatia is a joy to behold availing numerous attractions of which countless beautiful islands make up the majority of the country’s selling points. With hundreds of islands to choose from all boasting divine appeal and unparalleled heavenly aesthetics, determining the best of the collection can be a tough ask. However, we’ve done it anyway to bring you our picks of the country’s finest.

1. Hvar:

Over the years peaceful Hvar has amassed a reputation for its sun-blessed beaches, endless historic charm and buzzing nightlife in a town well versed with festivities and celebrations. Hvar’s location within a neighboring of Stari Grad, Jesla and Hvar Town has ensured a number of treasures within its borders. Scenic Fortica castle proves one of those treasures providing a bird’s eye view of the mesmerizing Pakleni islands in the horizon and the beautiful harbor down below.

Within the island itself, you’ll be blown away by the ornamental cathedral of St. Stephen which calls the town’s lovely 13-century square home, a lineup of coastal open-air cafes, the wonder of Stari Grad Plain and the world-approved party hotspot of Carpe Diem. To best explore every inch of the 298 km square island, a taxi transfer Hvar proves the most convenient way to get around.

2. Korcula:

Taking up second place is tranquil Korcula which sits south of Hvar. Its historical appeal is Korcula’s most formidable weapon in its tourism arsenal with the island widely believed by the natives to have once been the residence of the talented artist Marco Polo. Beyond him, more historical delight comes in the way of a history museum while panoramic views are assured by a striking Cathedral atop a scintillating harbor, the vibrantly accented architecture of yesteryears and expansive vineyards serving up the best of Croatian wine.

The latter is evident in the world-class wine varieties that characterize Korcula’s cuisine which has provided drinks to rival the continents finest thanks to a vast experience stretching back hundreds of years. For a taste of the island’s best alcoholic treats, Vinum Bonum in the Old Town is the place to be for the best of native vintage drinks.

3. Mljet:

If the love for nature courses through your veins, the southern Dalmatian island of Mljet is right out of your dreams. Mljet National Park ensures rich fields of vivacious vegetation well complemented by a pair of saltwater lakes of which one houses an ancient monastery and a pleasing restaurant. The Odysseus cave which spans more than 100 feet is also another of Mother Nature’s treat to look forward to which locals believe to holds secrets of past mythology.

A wave of modernity sweeps through Mljet’s inland giving rise to several enthralling seas-side restaurants and an assembly of similarly beguiling urban establishments providing the latest in accommodation and present-age amenities.

Though only three made it on to this list, there are dozens of others equally deserving of a place herein and they include Brac, Vis and Rab just to name a few. To best explore an archipelago tallying islands exceeding 1200, consider getting a rental boat which can take you wherever you please without the restriction that comes with public transportation.

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