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15th July 2021

The Island-Hopping Tour, an Insider Guide to Croatia

Croatia, a country with more than 1000 beautiful islands. The Island-Hopping tours are a perfect way of exploring the most amazing coastal towns, cities, and marinas in Croatia; with the possibility of waking up in a different destination every day during the gulet cruise.

Dalmatian Coast

The Dalmatian Coast in Croatia is a dream destination and one of the most popular when choosing an Island-Hopping Tour in Croatia. Dalmatia is one of the four historical and cultural regions in Croatia, stretching from the touristy island of Rab, all the way to the magical city of Dubrovnik. On the coast, the climate is the Mediterranean, and the weather is hot, perfect for summer visits. Along the Dalmatian Coast, there are many coves, islands, and historical cities to explore.

The Croatian Islands are considered by many the jewels of the Adriatic Sea. The picturesque cities and historical towns are some of the main reasons why Croatia sees many tourists during the summer holidays. 

City of Split – the starting point 

The cities of Split, Šibenik, and Dubrovnik are the main boat ports in the Dalmatian Region. Those cities are the starting point of many Island-Hopping Tours in Croatia. 

The tour starts in the historical city of Split, which is also the point of embarkation for the gulet cruise. The city of Split has a favorable position and is very well connected to other international cities via plane, through the airport of Split, just a 30-minute car ride from the city center.

Before starting a gulet a cruise, enjoy a city tour discovering one of the most visited cities in Europe. Split, the second-largest city in Croatia is one of the most cosmopolitan and vibrant cities on the Dalmatian Coast. The city is a mix between modernity and history, offering a large number of fashionable bars, restaurants, art galleries. Split’s Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to historical monuments as the magnificent Diocletian’s Palace, the Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and Grgur Ninski Statue. 

Island Hopping-Tour in Croatia

The Island of Brač

The embarkation on the gulet cruise starts in the city of Split and continues towards the beautiful island of Brač. The island of Brač is one of the longest islands in Croatia and among other beautiful sceneries, famous for the amazing beach Zlatni Rat. The little town of Milna, situated on the island of Brač, is considered to be one of the safest harbors in Croatia and also the place where the famous emperor Diocletian has found a secure harbor during his time in this region.

The island of Hvar

The island of Hvar is just an hour’s ride from the island of Brač. Hvar’s rich history and lifestyle make the island one of the favorite summer destinations in Croatia by many. The island of Hvar is loved by many celebrities, in search of a relaxed, yet cosmopolitan place for a holiday. Hvar Town, Jelsa, and the Old Town are the main touristic destination while visiting the beautiful island of Hvar. All different and unique, the little towns offer a traditional experience and many interesting choices for a nice getaway. 

The Island of Korčula

Korčula is considered to be the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. On the island, it is possible to visit his birth-house and immerse yourself in the tradition and history this place has to offer. The main town of this amazing island, the picturesque town of Korčula, has been a vital part of the Venetian Empire back in the days. 

Korčula is famous for the organic production of the most delicious olive oil, and wines. This region, along with the Pelješac Peninsula is considered to be one of the best for wine-tasting. 

The Island of Vis

The idyllic island of Vis served for many years in the past as a military zone. Today, the island of Vis is known for the turquoise water, breath-taking nature, and relaxed vibe. Vis is the perfect destination for those in search of a nice quiet, wild and untouched island – a great nature-getaway.

 

The Island of Šolta

Šolta is situated in the central Dalmatian archipelago and is considered to be a tranquil destination. Situated just 20 km from the coast of Split, Šolta is the perfect getaway away from the busy city life. This charming island has a population of not more than 2.000 people, which makes it a perfect place for a relaxing day, even during the busy summer season.

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