A holiday in Croatia – Hop from island to island*

Dubrovnik Croatia

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.

Hvar Island Croatia

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.

Korcula Island Croatia

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. 


  1. September 16, 2016 / 9:43 pm

    Me and my boyfriend were looking at Croatia for a holiday but we left it too late so i’m very jealous to see these gorgeous photo’s!

    • nadinejebhardt@me.com
      September 17, 2016 / 10:39 pm

      You should go next year if you can. I really want to go, I heard so many good things about it.

  2. September 17, 2016 / 6:43 pm

    I’ve never been to Croatia, but i’ve heard fantastic things about it! It looks gorgeous, I’d love to go!

  3. September 17, 2016 / 7:34 pm

    I hope you have a wonderful time when you get to go next year. It looks like a beautiful place to visit

  4. September 18, 2016 / 8:00 am

    Looking from the grey weather outside to these pictures I know exactly where I would prefer to be! Croatia looks stunning!

  5. September 18, 2016 / 6:51 pm

    I would never have thought of Croatia as a holiday destination but it looks absolutely beautiful. The architecture is lovely and the sea is so blue! x

  6. September 18, 2016 / 8:04 pm

    I have never thought of Croatia as a holiday destination – it looks absolutely beautiful. You will have an amazing time when you do go. Kaz x

  7. September 19, 2016 / 8:27 am

    Wow Croatia loos amazing! Great post!

    Gemma x

  8. September 20, 2016 / 9:07 pm

    I love to travel. Over the last couple of years a few of my friends have visited Croatia and all have said it’s beautiful. Another country to assist to my bucket list!

  9. October 6, 2016 / 3:18 pm

    I’ve never been but I’ve been wanting to ever since I saw a show on Croatia a few years back. After reading your post, I wouldn’t mind going island hopping there either!

  10. cJ
    January 26, 2017 / 6:15 pm

    My daughter went to Croatia twice! Absolutely loved it! If you haven’t gone yet I will have her send some photos.

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