Croatian Islands: Seaside village on the island of Hvar

Croatian Islands are too many (over 1000) to even pretend to cover all of them in one blog post. The entire book wouldn't be enough to cover all of the islands in Croatia. However, less than 100 islands are inhabited. To cover all of them would still be a bit of a stretch. Instead I'll try to give you an overview of the best and most visited Croatian islands.

Croatian Islands: Dugi otok

Croatian Islands: Dugi otok / Photo credit: Dugi otok Tourist Board

Croatian islands: Northern Adriatic

Cres is the largest Croatian island. Take a hike, Krk!

Krk is not really an island any more. It has a bridge to the mainland and an airport to the world. However, when it was an island, it was the second largest island in Croatia.

Losinj was Cres once. Now the two are connected with a small bridge.

Rab island was shocked when King Edward VIII & Wallis Simpson took off their clothes and went swimming naked. It's still in a reset mode.

Pag is a moon alike island known for its extremely expensive (though good) sheep cheese.

Croatian Islands: Small village on the island of Brac

Croatian Islands: Small village on the island of Brac

Croatian Islands: Central Adriatic Islands

Dugi otok or Long Island derives its name from its shape. Evident? It's popular sailing destination. Its nature park Telasica is a must see spot if you visit the island.

Murter was an island before it got the bridge to the mainland. Once a playground for sailing boats' owners, today it's turning into main party spot for young & restless.

Brac boasts the most popular beach in Croatia and it is a home of the best Croatian masons.

Hvar is an island of lavender, red wine & sometimes celebrities.

Vis is a peaceful oasis with a real feel.

Croatian Islands: Seaside village on the island of Hvar

Croatian Islands: Seaside village on the island of Hvar

Croatian Islands: Southern Adriatic

Korcula is a home of Marko Polo, no matter what Italians say. It features a miniature Dubrovnik and it is a home of a great white wine.

Mljet is the greenest island in Croatia.

Lastovo is one of the furthest islands in Croatia. Great place to escape hustle & bustle and just unwind.