There are over 1000 islands in Croatia that vary greatly in size, population, and character. The smallest of them, Smokvica Vela, with only one square kilometer of land, is completely unpopulated, whereas the largest one, Cres, has a population of 3184 inhabitants. Some are known for its vibrant nightlife and summer activities, while others offer secluded beaches to anyone wishing for a peaceful vacation. What all of them have in common is crystal blue sea, wonderful climate and long stretches of beach. Below is a selection of 10 of the most beautiful Croatian islands everyone should visit at some point in their lives.
Susak is a small island on the northern Adriatic coast with less than 200 locals, no roads and only one village. The distinct yellow dust this chunk of land is made of, a dialect only 200 people on the planet fully understand and the fact that it is practically impossible to find only contribute to the island’s mystic presence. Reaching it by boat can be quite an adventure, as well as finding accommodation.
But all of it is worth the effort. Prepare to be amazed by the endless sandy beaches, ochre-colored cliffs, and picturesque hiking trails. Yet what makes this island truly unique is its ability to make anybody feel like they are the only person in the world.