Croatia has always been considered a popular destination by sailors, not only because of its almost 6,000 kilometers of coastline, but also because of the pristine landscape and over 1,000 islands and islets, each with its own personality, that you can discover by renting a boat in Croatia. Surrounded by the Adriatic Sea, the Croatian coasts are characterised by wild territory, long sandy beaches, pebbles and rocks and clear water. The Croatian archipelagoes are the ideal place to relax and visiting just one island is impossible, but if you choose to rent a boat, whether sailing, motor or catamaran, you will have the opportunity to explore every corner of the most beautiful islands in Croatia from another point of view. Get inspired by the list of the most beautiful islands in Croatia and get ready for an unforgettable holiday, a mix of culture, history, nature and sea.
1. Kornati islands
Located opposite Dalmatia, the Kornati archipelago takes its name from the main island, Kornati Island, which occupies two thirds of the national park of which the territory is part. An ideal destination for lovers of diving, snorkeling and unspoiled nature, it is the archipelago with the largest number of islands in the Mediterranean Sea. The "crowns", the rocks overlooking the sea that characterize the islands, and from which the name of the archipelago derives, are a particular attraction of this area.
Almost connected to the mainland, through which it is connected by a movable bridge, the island of Murter, or Mortar in Croatian, is characterized by indented coastlines and numerous coves and different beaches. Visiting Murter with boat rental in Dalmatia allows you to explore the most beautiful islands of Croatia and every corner of this island, popular for the strategic location in which it is located, at a short distance from the national park of the Kornati islands.
One of the most beautiful islands in Croatia is the island of Hvar, which is a popular destination in every season, not just in summer. You will discover not only the lavender fields, its history and architecture, but also the flourishing vegetation and beaches of both sand and pebbles and rocks.
Continuing towards the southern coast of the country you will find Korcula, an island situated very close to the mainland and belonging to the archipelago of central Dalmatia. If you choose to rent a boat in Dalmatia you will discover the beauty of this area that combines the richness of its nature with the ancient historical and cultural tradition.
Close to Italy you will find Pag, which is about 180 km distance from Trieste. This island differs from the others for the particularity of the landscape, on the one hand lunar and on the other hand rich in Mediterranean vegetation. Combining the intense nightlife with the ancient cultural tradition, Pag meets the needs of every kind of visitor.
With 157 kilometres of cycle paths, 144 kilometres of hiking trails and a path leading to the Kamenjak mountain, from the top of which you can admire the surrounding landscape, the island of Rag is the perfect destination for sport and outdoor activities lovers. There are also several authorized diving centers on the island, where you can rent equipment to admire the seabed and caves of Rab and the surrounding islets.
Finally, one of the most beautiful islands in Croatia is Brac, the largest island in central Dalmatia and the third largest island in the Croatian Adriatic Sea, is especially popular for the beach of Zlatni Rat, or Golden Horn. It is a unique beach, whose shape changes constantly due to tides and winds. Brac is also the ideal destination for those who practice windsurfing, surfing and kitesurfing and for lovers of uncontaminated nature.