In the last decade, Croatia has become one of the most desired and exclusive destinations in Europe, something that does not surprise us at all, since it is home to true natural wonders, some of which are still unknown to mass tourism.
Today at Vuela Viajes we want to take a tour of some small islands and secret places that Croatia hides and that are proposed by Condé Nast Traveler, one of the most prestigious travel magazines on the planet. Would you like to discover some of the best kept secrets of this European country? Well, you know what to do! Do not miss anything that we tell you below!
First of all, we have to talk about the Dalmatia region, which is located on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. It is an ideal place to visit in the middle season, when the sun is still hot and everything is cheaper. In addition, the sea remains warm until November. Of course, you should know that Dubrovnik is full of tourists all year round.
They also tell us about Lastovo, the second most distant island in Croatia. Bathed by the clean waters of the Mediterranean , this wild island that has been designated a natural park is an ideal place for diving. In addition, the city is a beautiful town of stone houses.
Third, they tell us about Dugi Island, the easternmost of the Zadarian Islands. If you have the opportunity to visit this place, at some point you will have to take a ferry to go to the historic city of Zadar. As for Dugi, it offers space and silence to spare, with pretty mountain villages and picturesque fishing villages.
Another secret that Croatia hides is Lopud, one of the Elaphiti islands. Here the Dubrovnik aristocracy traveled on weekends in the 17th century and has now been rediscovered again. It is a small island where you will have it very easy to relax.
In fifth place we find Vis, the most distant island in Croatia, although it is easy to find, since it is only 90 minutes by catamaran from Split. It is a cozy place with many restaurants; Greek and Roman mosaics ; Venetian houses; forts built by the Austrians and British; a wild interior and a coastline full of small bays.
We also have to talk about Opatija Riviera, a stretch of coastline bathed by the Adriatic Sea that offers delicious restaurants , a perfect climate and natural beauty.
Island of Rab
Another island on the list is Rab, which is located in the Carnaro Gulf, also called Kvarner Bay. Here you can find hotels and restaurants, but the truth is that the place seems to be closer to dreams than reality. You will love its beautiful beaches.
In eighth place on the list we find Mljet or Meleda, an island located a few kilometers from Dubrovnik. It is an ideal place to visit in October , being able to enjoy the sun 7 hours a day and very pleasant temperatures. A third of the place is declared a national park.
Condé Nast Traveler also recommends Istria, the largest peninsula in the Adriatic Sea. Labeled as the new Tuscany , it’s worth it for both its medieval towns and its star-studded skies.
Finally, we have to talk about Pag, the fifth largest island off the Croatian coast. It is a unique place, with a landscape so silent and magical that it seems the desert . Of course, you should know that it is better to visit it in autumn, especially if you want to enjoy a quiet place.