A holiday in Croatia has been on top of my travel wish list for quite a while now and I actually planned to go for a few days in August, but then I had an accident and broke my ankle, meaning I wasn’t able to go anywhere. I never thought about going to Croatia, until a few years ago, when I saw an amazing trailer for a yacht and party holiday. Croatia with all its little islands is beautiful, there is something for everyone, whether they want to enjoy the nightlife, the nature or the Croatian cuisine. My dream holiday would be to stay on a boat and go from island to island, staying in a different place every night. My friend spent the summer doing exactly that and let me tell you, the pictures she took were breathtaking.
Island hopping in Croatia
What I love about Croatia is the beauty of all the different islands along the rocky coastline. Croatia has more than one thousand islands. Every island is different and when I go on holiday in Croatia I would love to island hop. One of the most popular island hopping route is from Split to Dubrovnik, visiting Brač, Hvar and Korčula on the way. It’s quite easy to do in that order and it also lets you see the best of Dalmatia. Several ferries take you from Split to Supetar on Brač, which is known for its white-pebble beach Zlatni Rat (Golden Cape), a known windsurfing site just outside the resort town Bol. However, Zlatni Rat is over-popular and if you prefer it a bit more quiet, Lovrečina Bay is a great alternative.
From Brač you can take a daily catamaran from Bol to Jelsa on Hvar, from there you can take a bus to Hvar Town that is known for its compulsive mixture of Renaissance architecture and nightlife. Another catamaran service that runs every day, takes you from Hvar Town to Korčula. Korčula is known for the medieval towers and walls fortifying its harbor. The town’s beaches include Vela Przina, a wide crescent that’s popular with families, and Pupnatska Luka, a beautiful turquoise cove.
From Korčula you can choose a catamaran or a bus ride to Dubrovnik. Visiting Dubrovnik will be a spectacular climax after all the other amazing little islands. It certainly is a great way to end your holiday in Croatia.
How to get to Croatia
It’s quite easy to get to Croatia. Daily non-stop flights depart from London to Dubrovnik, Zagreb, Split and Pula with British Airways, Easyjet and Ryanair. I am sure a holiday in Croatia is an experience nobody will ever forget. I can’t wait to finally go to Croatia. This year it looks rather unlikely as I am also moving to Abu Dhabi next month, but it’s definitely happening next year.
Have you been on a holiday in Croatia? Where did you go and did you like it? Let me know in the comment box below. If you happened to have blogged about it, please leave your links as well. I am looking forward to hear about your experiences.