Top 10 Croatian Islands
In last week’s travel section of The Guardian UK, Top 10 Croatian Islands were featured in the article titled ‘Island Hopping in Croatia’. The article, subtitled ‘Croatia’s varied islands offer everything from sailing to skinny dipping, isolated beaches to 24-hour parties’, written by Jane Foster – the author of the Footprint Croatia Handbook which 4th edition is due out in June 2008, gives an introduction to some of Island of Croatia. Here is an excerpt:
With over a thousand islands, islets and reefs, of which 66 are inhabited, the Croatian islands offer everything from nudist beaches to windsurfing and organic wines to all-night dance parties. You can bed down in a boutique hotel or a back-to-basics cottage (no running water, no mains electricity), depending on your pain threshold. It’s also outside the eurozone so your holiday cash will go a bit further.
1 – Best for local food and wine: Vis – A Yugoslav military naval base and no-go zone for foreigners until 1989, Vis was invaded by yachties the moment the last submarine left. Now a hippy-chic summer hideaway, its informal konobe (taverns) serve Dalmatian seafood dishes. At Mola Trovna, Senko Karuza takes guests on fishing trips then shows you how to clean and cook your catch. Don’t miss Vis’s organic wines – white Vugava and red Mali Plavac – and rogacica, a potent tipple made from carob, which grows in abundance here…