Croatia has more than a thousand islands. All of them are dotted along the Croatian coast of the Adriatic Sea. Some of the islands are larger and inhabited, others are smaller and deserted.
These Islands are popular visitor’s destination and they are very well connected by various ferries – ideal for island hopping holiday.
Map of Croatian Islands
Check all Ferries to Croatian Islands – maps and detailed info about timetables and island’s ports.
Here is a list of all Croatian Islands:
The Kvarner Archipelago:
This list of Islands starts from North, from Kvarner, towards the South of Adriatic:
- Cres Island: Cres is the second largest island in the Adriatic. Limestone and dolomite dominate, creating a contrasting littoral karst landscape of occasionally snow-clad peaks and lowland plateaux; gently sloping shorelines and steep cliffs; lush Mediterranean forest and…
- Krk Island: the Island of Krk is one of the islands in Kvarner archipelago, in the north part of Adriatic sea. KRK is the largest island in the Adriatic Sea covering the area of 409 sq km (38 km length, width up to 20 km). It has a population of about 16 thousand people…
- Brijuni Islands: A Brijuni archipelago are an attractive group of islands near Istria Peninsula, with the main islands Veli Brijun that is Croatia National Park and open to visitors. In recent history, almost every major statesman visited the islands as Brijuni were a residence of late President Tito.
- Susak: the Island of Susak is located south of Istria in the Kvarner Bay, about 7 km west of Island of Losinj. It covers the area of about 4 km2 and has about 200 people permanently living on the island. Susak is also called Sansego (in Italian)…
- Losinj: the Island of Losinj is an island at the very west of Kvarner Gulf. It is one of the smaller island in the archipelago, divided from larger, Cres, by a small passage, connected by a bridge. Losinj cover area of about 75 km2, 30 km in length, where about 8 thousand people permanently live…
- Rab Island: Rab is one of the islands of the Kvarner Bay archipelago in the north of the Croatian Adriatic Sea. In addition to the ancient town of the same name, there are seven other idyllic places scattered over the island.
- Pag Island: Pag is the island of the North Dalmatian group with a surface of 284,5 km2. Larger settlements on the island Pag are Pag, Novalja, Stara Novalja, Lun and Caska…
- see and download north Adriatic islands ferry map on this link
The Zadar Archipelago:
The Zadar Archipelago: consist of hundreds of smaller and larger islands and islets, stretching along the coast :
- Olib: Olib is an island in Zadar archipelago, located just a bit eastern of Silba Island. The island itself is a very low and flat, with highest peaks Kalac – only 72 meters and Poljina.
- Molat: Molat is an island in north Dalmatia, covered with maquis and pine forests and is the ideal destination for hermits and those seeking hiking treks among Mediterranean vegetation…
- Dugi Otok: Dugi Otok is well known for its nature park Telascica, a natural extension of Kornati islands – it is a very long bay about 10km, and it’s width stretches from very narrow one (about 160 m ) to almost 2 km…
- Pasman: Another island in lovely Zadar Archipelago, separated from the mainland by the Pasman channel, located south of Zadar towards Biograd Na Moru.
- Kornati Islands: Kornati Islands is a group of about 130 islands, islets and reefs sprinkled in the deep blue sea of the Adriatic covering an area of about 64 sq km. The Kornati archipelago is in Dalmatia, a coastal region of Croatia just across the cities of Zadar and Sibenik…
- Silba: Silba is another small island in the Adriatic Sea, located in the near vicinity of Kvarner Gulf, just south-west of Island of Losinj, in the middle of waters between islands of Premuda and Olib. Administratively, it belongs to Zadar Archipelago and covers area of about 15 sq kilometres…
- see and download Zadar archipelago ferry map on this link
The Šibenik Archipelago:
The Šibenik Archipelago: The Adriatic aquatorium in a vicinity of Šibenik consists of an archipelago of about 250 islands stretching along the coast over the area of about 160 square kilometres. Although this is a pretty large number of islands, only six of them are permanently populated with a total of just about 7.5 thousands people:
The Split and Dubrovnik Archipelago:
- Brac Island: Brac is one of the largest islands in Croatia. It is separated from the mainland by the Brac Channel, from the island of Solta and from the island of Hvar by the Hvar Channel. The highest peak of the island is Vidova Gora (780 m) is the highest peak of all Croatian islands…
- Hvar Island: Hvar is the Dalmatian island located between Korcula Island and Island of Brac. It is well known in Croatia for it’s pleasant, very specific climate with a lot of sunshine, very few rainy days and almost no snow at all…
- Vis: Vis is a remote island in Croatian Adriatic, for centuries been famous for its wine. Visitors to the island will find the two small towns of Vis and Komiza full of history with wild mountain scenery and many donkey tracks that can be used for walking…
- Korcula Island: The greenest, most independent and most interesting of Croatia’s 1,000 or so islands, Korcula was a favourite Greek holiday spot over 2,000 years ago. Well known for Korcula Old Town and Moreska sword dance as well as for reputation to be a birthplace of Marco Polo…
- Island Lastovo: Lastovo is the Adriatic island located in the very centre of Adriatic sea. It has a rich underwater life as well a lot of wooded covered areas. Lastovo is famous for its fishing resources – bluefish, lobsters, John Dory etc.. The island spread over 50 square kilometres…
- Mljet Island: The Island of Mljet is situated a couple of hours boat ride east from Island of Korcula towards Dubrovnik. A National park Mljet includes a western part of this green and tranquil island of the Adriatic Coast…
- Elafiti Islands: Sipan, Lopud, Kolocep: Elafiti Islands is a group of small islands off Dubrovnik coast. They include Sipan, Lopud and Kolocep islands.
- Peljesac Peninsula – Peljesac is connected to the Croatian mainland with a small strip of land, so Peljesac is almost an island itself.
Islands that are not in the Adriatic Sea:
Hotels on Islands in Croatia:
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Croatian Islands Travel News:
Mali Losinj among ‘Top 100 Sustainable Destinations in the World’Mali Lošinj , a town in Kvarner bay, on the northern Adriatic island of Lošinj, has received the ‘Top 100 Sustainable Destinations in the World‘ certificate. The prestigious certificate, jointly awarded by Green Destinations, TravelMole, Destination Stewardship Center, Asian Ecotourism Network and the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, was presented to the … Read more » Mali Losinj among ‘Top 100 Sustainable Destinations in the World’
Traveling by hydroplanes to Croatian IslandsThe first hydroplanes of European Coastal Airlines (ECA) should start connecting Split, Dubrovnik, Šibenik, Zadar, Rijeka and Pula with all the larger Croatian islands from next summer. This is an Adriatic coastal air traffic project which will enable the islands with the warmest seas in Europe to be connected with … Read more » Traveling by hydroplanes to Croatian Islands
Croatia First RegattaCroatia First Regatta – Positioned between a grand prix overseas regatta and a cruising rally is a brand new limited entry one design event due to start from the town of Split in Croatia on June 13, 2015. In between Australian offshore seasons and with winter in full swing it … Read more » Croatia First Regatta
New Trogir – Ciovo bridge soonRepresentatives of the Hrvatske Ceste (HC) road operator and the Viadukt construction company last week signed a contract to build a bridge connecting the island of Ciovo to Trogir. The contract is worth 129.5 million Kuna. The construction of the bridge and the access roads around Trogir, estimated at HRK 230 … Read more » New Trogir – Ciovo bridge soon
Heart-Shaped Croatian Island changed its appearanceAccording to Slobodna Dalmacija daily, Galesnjak, the popular heart-shaped Croatian Island has recently changed its appearance. Galešnjak, a small island located in Pasman channel between the islands of Pasman and Turanj on the Mainland, known for its heart-shape, has recently changed its distinctive appearance due to the owners decision to … Read more » Heart-Shaped Croatian Island changed its appearance
Scuba Diving in the most amazing parts of the MediterraneanŠibenik recently got its first scuba diving guide titled Diving in the most amazing parts of the Mediterranean. The guide which was published through the collaboration of the COAST Program of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Public institution for the management of protected natural areas and the Diving tourism section … Read more » Scuba Diving in the most amazing parts of the Mediterranean
Cheese from Pag Island among the best in the worldŽigljen cheese, produced on Pag Island has received an important international award – it is selected among the best cheese in the world, winning the ‘super gold medal’ at the World Cheese Awards 2011 (www.finefoodworld.co.uk/wca) The winning hard cheese, produces in Gligor’s dairy on Pag, is made entirely from locally sourced sheep … Read more » Cheese from Pag Island among the best in the world
Reconstruction of the Grand Hotel on Lopud IslandThe Italian company Marazzi group, which has recently reconstructed the Hotel Lafodia, on Lopud Island is now considering to invest in the reconstruction of another Lopud hotel – Grand Hotel Lopud, owned by Atlantska Plovidba from Dubrovnik. Grand Hotel Lopud is right now not in use, bought by Atlantska Plovidba few years ago. The plan … Read more » Reconstruction of the Grand Hotel on Lopud Island
Holiday in Hvar – Readers’ writing competition 2011An article about holidaying on Hvar Island is winner of this year’s The Guardian’s Readers’ writing competition: summer holidays. Subtitled as “Dana Smith thought she had a cove on the island of Hvar, Croatia, to herself – until a naked woman emerged from a cave“, the article was published in travel supplement … Read more » Holiday in Hvar – Readers’ writing competition 2011
Vis Island among the Five Mediterranean islands you’ve (probably) never heard ofThe Financial Times has included Vis Island among the five Mediterranean islands you’ve (probably) never heard of. The Dalmatian island of Vis is less visited and almost escapes the crowds of the tourist season, leaving guests of this beautiful place to enjoy its natural beauty. Even though Vis has more … Read more » Vis Island among the Five Mediterranean islands you’ve (probably) never heard of
Maps of Croatia Islands:
More info about Croatian Islands:
- Update: Check Skoji.net – a website dedicated to Croatian Islands
- Buses: info about buses on Croatian islands
- About the Adriatic Sea – part of the Mediterranean Sea, where all of the Croatian Islands are located.
- Satellite Photo of Croatian Islands
- Elafiti Islands Map – a map of Elafiti Islands – a small group of islands located near Dubrovnik
- Map of Croatian Islands
- Croatian Lighthouses Exhibition – an exhibition of lighthouses are most located at various islands around Croatia.
- Camping on Islands of Croatia – a variety of info and links to camping on Croatian Islands.