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When you think of Croatia, you immediately think of summer and the sea. Due to its crystal clear sea, ancient architecture and fantastic Mediterranean food and wine, it is safe to say that Croatia is one of the best holiday destinations in the world. Out of almost 1,300 islands, 48 of them are inhabited and each offers its visitors a unique experience.

No matter which Croatian island you choose, you will find that it will be an authentic local experience. The land also offers accommodation of all kinds, from the most prestigious hotels to the simplest rooms, and of course, modern, luxurious villas offered by Villas Guide.

When is the best time to go island hopping in Croatia?

Depending on whether you want a beach holiday, a round trip or an active holiday, different travel times are more suitable. Basically, the Balkan country invites you to a relaxing holiday all year round. You can experience something great here at any time of year.

The best time to travel to Croatia for a swimming and sunbathing holiday in the sea is summer. The summer months of July and August are very hot and, nonetheless, very popular. If you want to spend your beach holiday with fewer tourists, the months of May, June, September and October are recommended. 

Which islands should you definitely visit?

Each of the more than 1,000 Croatian islands has its own charm and will enchant you in its own way. Here you can find a list of the best islands for your 2-week island-hopping adventure. 

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This is one of the best Croatian islands to visit if you are interested in the country’s history. Krk is home to the two-metre-wide, 800-kilogram Baška tablet, a treasured monument that mentions Croatia for the first time in Croatian. When it comes to accommodation, the best way to fully relax and enjoy the island is to rent a villa with a pool, which will provide you with absolute comfort, wonderful views and sunsets.


The island of Brač earns its place among the best Croatian island by the Golden Horn, the most famous beach in Croatia. It is popular because of its distinctive shape – the 450-metre-long pebble horn extends into the sea like a peninsula.


Hvar is the most visited island in Croatia and is known for its aesthetic-looking town of Stari Grad. Hvar town is also the best place to watch celebrities and admire luxury yachts. But Hvar also has another side with idyllic beaches, romantic vineyards, lots of history and the clearest blue sea you have seen in a long time.


The 279 square kilometres small island of Korčula near Dubrovnik is also known as the Emerald Isle and is considered the birthplace of Marco Polo. Families who like historical sights will love the town of Korčula, known as Little Dubrovnik for its medieval walls and an old town full of winding streets, flower-decked balconies and handsome stone churches.

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If there were a competition for the most beautiful island, with untouched nature, few would beat the green paradise of the island of Mljet. Mljet is an ideal destination for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. 70% of the island is covered by pine forests and about a third makes up the Mljet National Park. 

No matter which islands you choose for your island-hopping adventure, you are sure to enjoy a lot of sunshine, natural wonders, fine dining and breathtaking sunsets. Pack your bags and come to the land of a thousand islands!

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