The island of Lastovo is part of the island municipality Lastovo, consisting of 46 islands, which have in total the population of 792 people. Needless to say, this makes Lastovo an ideal place for a truly peaceful getaway. In addition to its picturesque shores, deep, clear sea and unspoiled nature, Lastovo is also known for its delicious local specialties, high quality wine and great sailing.
Mljet is the southernmost Croatian island, known for its National Park, with its two beautiful inland salt-water lakes and lush Mediterranean vegetation. There is even a 12th century Benedictine monastery on a tiny island within the larger one of the two lakes. The island is perfect for exploring the many hidden paths through the forest, swimming and sunbathing on its secluded beaches, biking and canoeing. It is also the home of the legendary Cave of Ulysses.
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Vis is the farthest inhabited island off the Croatian mainland, but totally worth the long ferry ride from Split. Despite its beautiful pebbled beaches, crystal blue sea and mouth-watering local delicacies, the island is still surprisingly peaceful and void of tourists. Definitely worth visiting while it still has most of its old-Mediterranean charm. Among foodies, this island is mostly known for its tiny fishing villages and an abundance of sea foods, along with its local white wine and many wineries.
Hvar is located amidst the islands of Brac, Vis and Korcula. It differs from most of the other Dalmatian islands in the fact that is has an abundance of fresh water springs, pine forests, vineyards and fields. Due to its gorgeous Venetian-style architecture, beautiful beaches, pleasant weather and the hottest nightlife on the Croatian coast, Hvar has turned into one of the most popular tourist spots on the Mediterranean coast for celebrities, backpackers and families alike.
Korcula is the sixth largest Adriatic island and belongs to the central Dalmatian archipelago. Due to its rich history, most notably the 15th century, when the island was part of the prosperous Republic of Venice, Korcula’s Old Town can best be described as Venice in the heart of Dalmatia. Saint Mark’s Cathedral in the town center, narrow cobbled streets and ancient stone buildings make the island’s historic connections more than obvious to any traveler. The island of Korcula is best known for the sapphire-blue waters, picturesque rocky beaches and the legend of Marco Polo, who, according to one of many theories, was born in a building in the very center of the Old Town.