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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 impressive 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 to the magical city of Dubrovnik. The climate is the Mediterranean on the coast, and the weather is hot, perfect for summer visits. Along the Dalmatian Coast, there are many coves, islands, and historic 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. 

The City of Split – the starting point 

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

The tour starts in the historic city of Split, which is also the point of embarkation for the gulet cruise. The town of Split has a favorable position. It 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 many 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. 

The 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 fantastic beach Zlatni Rat. The little town of Milna, situated on the island of Brač, is considered one of the safest harbors in Croatia and 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. Many celebrities love the island of Hvar in search of a relaxed yet cosmopolitan place for a holiday. Hvar Town, Jelsa, and the Old Town are the leading touristic destination while visiting the beautiful island of Hvar. All different and unique, the little towns offer a traditional experience and many exciting 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 fantastic island, the picturesque city 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. Along with the Pelješac Peninsula, this region 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 searching for a lovely quiet, wild, untouched island – a wonderful 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, making it an ideal place for a relaxing day, even during the busy summer season.

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