If you’re on the island trail, you’ll need to make a stop at Dugi Otok Island. As well as being home to Zadar, the Dalmatian city renowned for its marble structures and paving, the island hosts some of the best beaches for miles around. One of the quieter islands in the region, Dugi Otok is the perfect place to find a little downtime and unwind from the stresses of everyday life. While bathing on the island’s beaches is a great way to spend your days, you can also try taking in the panoramic views of the Adriatic offered by any of the cliff-side walks. One look and you might be hooked for life.
If sailing is your thing, you’ll need to take a look at Lopud Island, one of Croatia’s most popular sailing stopovers. Completely car free, one of the best ways to get around the island and access its ports is to take a boat or hire your own. Once you’re there, you can expect to take in any number of cultural sights, beautiful spots, and shore-side walks. The entire island can be easily covered by foot, so try making a day of it and discover your own place by the shore.
At 90 minutes away from the Croatian city of Split, Vis Island is the country’s most distant landmass and is well worth a closer inspection. Packed to the rafters with fine seafood restaurants and the freshest of ingredients, the island is the perfect place to do a little foodie unwinding and indulge in the local culinary scene. The island is littered with ancient ruins and markers, including items of Greek, Roman, and Venetian ancestry. The island is a great place to explore your wild side, so take to the hills and get really personal with nature.
Croatia is brimming with hidden coastal spots and finding them is all about casting your eye out a little further beyond the horizon. Brimming with culture, packed with beauty spots and bursting with great local food, Croatia is a nation that deserves further exploration and by taking to its coastline, you might be in for a great deal more than you ever expected.