7 most romantic islands in Croatia

Islands in Croatia seem to be perfectly made for romance-seekers, including honeymooners, with a wealth of romantic destinations to explore. When it comes to romantic getaways, there’s something infinitely appealing about the isolation and untouched beauty of an island. Large or small, populated or alone, islands are ideal as romantic escapes far from home. Regardless of the island you choose to visit in Croatia, you will feel free and amazed. Cross the seas to your next adventure. Explore with us the most romantic islands in Croatia.


1. Korčula

Korčula island and town, CroatiaRich in vineyards, olive groves, and small villages, and harboring a glorious old town. The island of Korčula is the sixth-largest island on the Adriatic. Korčula is one of the most delightful islands in Croatia. Nearly 47km long and 8km wide, it’s blanketed with dense woods and fringed with indented coves. The jewel of the island is undoubtedly Korčula town. A cluster of remarkable Venetian-gothic architecture on a narrow peninsula. Lustrous Korčula stone formed the basis for a highly refined stone-carving tradition evident in the balustrades and reliefs of Korčula town. Often called a “little Dubrovnik”, Korčula town is nowhere near as crowded as Dubrovnik.

2. Hvar

Hvar island. CroatiaHvar is proud that it has the sunniest hours of all the islands in the Adriatic Sea. Many people say for the Hvar that it is a town as from a fairy- tale. Because of its architecture, wonderful nature, and its mild climate. Everybody can find in Hvar all that gives peace to the soul and relaxation to the body. Hvar Town offers amazing hotels, elegant restaurants and it’s full of history and heritage. It is no surprise, then, that it is regularly included in the list of the most beautiful European islands. That, in equal measure, attracts both jet setters and admirers of authentic Mediterranean spirit.

3. Brač

Brač island, BolThe island of Brač is a popular destination for couples looking to enjoy an unforgettable Croatian experience. On the self-sustainable island, there is an unlimited number of recreational, educational, and simply interesting things to see and do. The most famous tourist symbol of Brač is most certainly the beach Zlatni Rat in Bol. But the whole island is full of beautiful beaches and bays. While the crystal blue sea, the unique gastronomy offer, and the hospitality of the locals give it a recognizable feel which results in more and more guests coming every year.

4. Krk

Vrbnik, Krk Island, sunsetThe location of the Krk Island is at the northernmost part of the Adriatic. It’s the “first” and the closest island for all visitors who come from the continental part of Europe in search of the Mediterranean atmosphere. It is Croatia’s largest island, and also one of the busiest. In summer, hundreds of thousands of central Europeans stream to its holiday houses, campsites, and hotels. It’s not the lushest or the most beautiful island in Croatia. Though its landscape is quite varied, ranging from forests in the west to sunburnt ridges in the east. Vrbnik, on the east coast, is a charming village away from the tourist hordes.

5. Cres

Cres island, Lubenice town, CroatiaAlthough perhaps not one of Croatia’s most popular islands in terms of visitor numbers, Cres is still a lovely place to visit. It is easily reached from both the mainland and from other nearby islands. Cres is a picturesque island in the Adriatic, situated in the northern part of the Kvarner Gulf. Close to the island of Krk, known for its immense beauty. Cres has a wild, natural allure that’s intoxicating and inspiring. Sparsely populated, it’s covered in dense primeval forests and boasts a craggy coastline of soaring cliffs, hidden coves, and ancient hilltop towns, like Lubenice.

6. Mljet

Mljet island, National Park, sunsetForest-shrouded Mljet is one of the most seductive of all the Adriatic islands. The establishment of a National Park in 1960 at its western end put the island on the tourist map, but Mljet is anything but overrun. Visitors are almost entirely drawn to the tourist enclave around Pomena. Mljet is also very rich in cultural heritage, the most prominent example being the complex of the 12th-century Benedictine monastery. The western side of the island is a National Park covering about 30% of the island. Proclaimed as National Park in 1960, it includes two saltwater lakes, dense pine forests, and a small islet of St. Mary.

7. Rab

Rab island and townEnter the land of miraculous nature and prepare to be astonished by the interesting geological features and unusual landscapes. Discover stunning sandy beaches on the Lopar peninsula, ideal for building castles and leaving traces in the sand. One of the island’s most famous attractions is certainly the town of Rab, a place of notable beauty. Medieval walls encircle the whole of the city, protecting its churches, palaces, and impressive Romanesque bell towers. Making the town resemble a huge sailboat with four masts. Owing to its amiable climate and a truly unique feel, the island has a long tradition of hospitality.


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