Three Best Islands in Croatia

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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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