Experience a cruise holiday in Croatia to refresh, excite and sooth yourself. Read our guide for more facts and information…
If you are planning a holiday to Croatia and are looking for a revitalizing and luxurious experience, then the coastal cruise is for you. The Croatian coastline is ideal for cruise holidays, with hundreds of islands and small secluded ports that you can explore in an idyllic and luxurious setting.
There are many ways you can undertake your cruise. One option is to join a group on a small boat to cruise a portion of the Croatian Adriatic. Other ways are motor boats, gulets, catamarans and motor yachts. For a more luxurious experience you can opt for a large ship or luxury yacht.
Popular Croatian Islands
Although there are hundreds of breathtaking islands in Croatia, only a few are inhibited and visited by tourists. Some cruises will take you to ‘undiscovered’ islands to relax or take a dip where the Adriactic is calm. Other cruises mainly cover the islands that are populated so that you can learn about the culture and traditions. Some of the must see islands that are mentioned below.
The Brijuni islands
These consist of two large and twelve smaller islands. Nature plays a pivotal role in their beauty with Mediterranean vegetation, peacocks and herds of deer roaming about bringing you closer to nature.
Hvar is one the most highly recommended islands because of its scenic beauty. Fields of rosemary, thyme, lavender, sage and marjoram are found all over. Also gives you the opportunity to hike or go for a mountain bike to make the most of the lush lavender fields. The main resorts are Stari Grad, Jelsa, Hvar Town and Sucuraj.
The Kornati consist of 140 islands where there are no permanents residents. It is declared as a national park because of the blue sparkling waters and hidden coves. You can stay in a cottage here for a Robinson Crusoe inspired holiday, but keep mind there will be no water or electricity available.
Vis is a place where relaxation is guaranteed and is easily reachable through a boat from Split. This island is known for producing the most exclusive wines such as Vugave and Plavac.
The island of Brac is picturesque and best known for the many water sports such as scuba diving, wind surfing wake boarding, water skiing and many more. Expect a lot of rush if are planning your holidays in the summers.
It is the sixth largest island which is known for the dense forestation. During the summer season there are many festivals and exhibitions to visit. Korcula is one of the most treasured yet is not as popular as other islands. So it is best for a secluded holiday.
Pag is the second longest island which has its charm in place even though it has very little vegetation. This is the island where nonstop partying takes place at beaches and clubs especially in summers.
No matter which portion of the Croatian coastline you explore, you will definitely enjoy your cruise holiday no matter what.