The best islands for summer break and vacation in Dalmatia

VIS ISLAND - FOR AN ISLAND ESCAPE

Vis is not the easiest island to get to, but visitors are well rewarded for their effort. If you are someone who prefers vacations in beautiful nature, who wants to spend more time relaxing on the beach, exploring hidden coves and bays or visiting small sea caves this is the island for you. This island offers Roman ruins, old military bunkers and abandoned tunnels, authentic vineyards, clear blue sea, and best of all it's not overcrowded with tourists. It is also a great base from where you can reach the Blue Cave on island Biševo.

HVAR ISLAND - FOR A LUXURY BREAK

Hvar has developed a name for itself over the years as Croatia’s most exclusive island, having a reputation as a favourite of celebrities and millionaires. Ii is not only famous for stylish boutique hotels, cocktail bars and night beach parties, island offers plenty of relaxed beaches, old monasteries, hidden bays with pine forests. The most interesting fact is that Hvar is the sunniest island with 2718 hours of sunshine a year, making it the sunniest place in Croatia.

BRAČ ISLAND - FOR HITTING THE BEACH

People come to Brač for the beaches - they are some of Croatia’s best, particularly in the south where they stretch for miles and the pebbles are smaller for a more sand-like feel. If you like sandy beaches, Lovrečina bay is the island’s only one, sheltered in a deep bay and backed by a pine forest. Brač is also a home to one of Croatia’s most famous beaches Zlatni Rat beach (translated as a golden horn), the pebbled beach stretches out into the one sea in a v shape.

KORČULA ISLAND - FOR RELAXING VACATION

Korčula is often nicknamed ‘Little Dubrovnik’, due to having a very similar medieval walled town with narrow streets, old churches and terracotta roofs. The must-see sights are the cathedral, the City Museum, the thick stone walls and the towers that once defended the city from invasion. Korčula is also known as a birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo and his childhood house is open for tourist visits. Outside the Korčula Town the island is more rural and the majority of the land is covered in green forests, olive trees and vineyards.

MLJET ISLAND - FOR THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Mljet is a nature lover’s paradise, a green haven of forests and fields with a national park that covers the whole north-west portion of the island. The national park’s most memorable feature its two saltwater lakes, the larger of which has its own island within it where an old monastery. The lakes have clearly marked paths around them for hikers to explore, and bike hire is popular to cover more ground. You can also rent a kayak and take it out on the lakes or go swimming. Untouched nature, the island mysticism, olive groves and rich forests are ideal places to explore the rich flora and peacefully enjoy in the natural surroundings and outdoor activities.