Croatian Islands Crowdfactor
In today’s travel edition of The Independent , under the title ‘Island getaway: where to find peace and quiet in the Med’, the short review of Charles Arnold’s new book ‘Mediterranean Islands’ has revealed corwdfactor of some of the Croatian islands. These are some excerpts that describe some less crowded Islands in Croatia :
If you want to get away from the central Med entirely, try Vis (crowdfactor 74), an hour and a half from Split (Croatia) by hydrofoil.
Wild and mountainous, with fine views, Vis is known for producing good wine and is an easy base from which to visit the beautiful blue sea cave on the neighbouring island of Bisevo.
Another easy half-hour hop from Split is Solta (crowdfactor 55), a wooded island with many fine beaches, famous for its honey, mulberries, olives and rosemary…
… Working down the crowdfactor list to the quiet islands, we return to Croatia.
Sipan is by far the most peaceful of the Elafiti islands, with a crowdfactor of just 46, with walks through hills clad in pine and cypress, and plains growing oranges, vines and olives. Sipan’s quiet beaches are just an hour from Dubrovnik by ferry…
… While Greece gets the most entries, we return to Croatia to find the quietest islands in the Med.
Mljet (crowdfactor 24) is a beautifully forested place, the west end of which is a national park, a hub for bikers and walkers. It’s famed for its great fish, cheese and wine but wild mongooses have also put this small island on the map – they were originally introduced to reduce the large resident snake population. Mljet is 90 minutes from Dubrovnik by hydrofoil.
Sveti Klement (crowdfactor 11) is perfect for families, a green island with a hotel resort and a marina. There are no cars here but plenty of water sports including fishing and diving. The food is delicious, especially shellfish and fresh vegetables that are grown on the island. Sveti Klement has magnificent botanical gardens and many beaches and coves, and it’s only 20 minutes from the popular central Dalmatian island of Hvar by boat.
The award for the quietest island in the Mediterranean goes to Scedro (crowdfactor 1), half an hour by boat from Hvar. This island has an area of just eight square kilometres and has just one place to stay: a rental house (it sleeps 10) in a tiny settlement that encompasses the remains of a Dominican monastery. There’s not much to do here, but that’s entirely the point.
Take a wander through the island’s wild landscape, vineyards or olive groves and you’ll be about ready to hit the beach. Link to article