This is a list of some of 1185 Croatia islands which makes Croatian archipelago the largest in the Adriatic sea and the second largest in the Mediterranean Sea, after Greek archipelago.
- Brijuni islands
- Kornati islands
- Krapanj island
- Murter island
- Ugljan island
Most of the islands are inhabited but each one of the Croatian islands has its special splendor and uniqueness.
Each has its own “the most”. I will discover a few of them to you, but I know that every one of you will discover at least one island of your own in the Croatian Adriatic. There’s really plenty to choose from
- The biggest island in Croatia is Krk – 409 sq. km.
- Even its name is Dugi Otok (“Long Island”) Hvar island is the longest 50,95 mi.
- The highest island is Brac – Vidova Gora (2.555,77 ft) is the highest peak in the Adriatic archipelago.
- The most forested island is Mljet. More of 72% of its area is covered by woods,
- The sunniest island and the sunniest place in Croatia, is Hvar, which enjoys 2718 hours of sunshine per year.
- According to the statistics, islands and Hvar are the islands with the highest January temperatures. The average temperature, on Korcula island is 9.0C and on Hvar island 8.7C.
- Island Susak is the island with the most numerous sandy beaches. Its a sandy island.
- Lastovo island with the bluest sea colors on the Adriatic.
Lastovo island map.
- Jabuka (Apple) island the furthest island on the Adriatic.
“Statistics will hardly tell you anything about the island villages and the isolated places enlivened by the local people and tourists who wish to get closer to nature. While separation from the mainland can sometimes be a handicap, it also provides some protection from the factory chimneys and other misfortunes which come with civilisation. Instead, there are vast fields of lavender, ancient olive trees and vineyards, in immaculate harmony between man and nature. There are wine and olives, so a guest wishing to get closer to nature will stop at a small inn rather than a top quality restaurant. He will taste real home-made wine instead of some famous sparkling wine, he will sing the old island songs and forget the monotony of the everyday routine. Through the centuries and life’s sufferings, an oasis of culture has remained here, a testimony to the identity, despite the manyattempts, some temporarily successful, to destroy it.” From
Croatia – the country of a thousand islands
This incredible archipelago comprises 718 islands, 389 cliffs and 78 reefs (a total of 1185). The total area of all the Croatia islands amounts to some 3300km2.