It is not at all a bad place to be. The islands off the coast of Croatia. We put the spotlight on the two most beautiful: Hvar and Brač. You will find these islands just an hour's sail from Split. Both blessed with beautiful nature, yet different. Hvar is highly recommended for night owls: young people in particular are charmed by the hip beach clubs and lively atmosphere. Are you more the peace seeker type though? Then board the ferry to Brač.
Brač: taste the local cuisine in picturesque Bol
Brač is recommended for its charming towns, small bays and beautiful beaches. With the ferry you arrive in a town called Bol. Enjoy the authentic Croatian atmosphere in the old center and taste the local delights in the restaurants. Also the beaches around Bol are really beautiful.
Golden Horn on Brač: the most beautiful (so the busiest) beach in Croatia
The beach Zlatni Rat (Golden Horn) has a unique shape: due to its location on a headland, the white pebble beach protrudes beautifully into the azure Adriatic Sea. It is known as the most beautiful beach in the area and you can tell by the many tourists who put down their towels. Tip: for a quiet beach day, you prefer to visit one of the other beaches of Brač; such as Murvica Beach or Sumartin Beach.
Hvar Nightlife and the Pakleni Islands
Hvar is known for its liveliness. The beach vibe on Hvar is often compared to that on Ibiza. You will find many Beach clubs and cozy restaurants, where the nightlife starts after a lazy day at the beach.
Off the coast of Hvar town are about twenty small islands; together they form the Pakleni Islands. The rugged coastline provide many idyllic and often deserted bays. The crystal clear blue water and rocky coast create that real holiday island feeling. Take a refreshing dip in the blue sea before getting ready to dance the night away at the renowned club Carpe Diem.
From Hvar town you can easily get into one of the many water taxis to the Pakleni islands and be dropped off wherever you want. Would you rather take the helm yourself? You can also rent your own boat. Or book an organized sailing trip accompanied by a local guide.
Jadrolinija ferries to Brač and Hvar
Several shipping companies operate ferry services to the islands of Brač and Hvar. Jadrolinija is one of the better known Croatian ferry companies that connects the Croatian islands with the mainland. Jadrolinija also operates several international routes across the Adriatic Sea between Croatia and Italy:
What customers say about Jadrolinija
The reviews of tourists about Jadrolinija on Tripadvisor are variable. In the summer months there is sometimes a long queue and it can be chaotic in the harbour. Tip: book a ticket online in advance so that you are assured of a place on board the ferry.