Exploring Croatia islands (part 2)
Today we’re concluding our look at the various Croatia islands that you should visit while on your trip there.
This island has been off-limits to foreign visitors for about four decades, and it still remains a somewhat mysterious island that’s truly off the beaten path. The island has three small fishing villages as well as one of the country’s few real eco-holiday options, it is definitely worth exploring.
Mjjet – you might’ve heard of it as Meleda as well – is considered by many to be the most seductive of the Adriatic islands. About three quarters of the island is covered by dense forests, with the rest of it being dotted with fields, vineyards and villages.
The Mljet National Park was created in 1960 and it occupies the western third of the island, including two saltwater lakes, the Malo Jezero and Veliko Jezero. The island also features some remote sandy beaches and just one conventional hotel but the food that you’ll find on the island is simply magnificent. Most people who visit the island will be coming here from Korcula or Dubrovnik.
The Elafiti Islands are tiny and forested islands located northwest of Dubrovnik. The area is well-known for offering great cruises as well as kayaking trips. The three main islands are Kolocep, Lopud and Sipan, and they are a few easy hops away from Dubrovnik or you can of course reach them via a taxi boat or a nice fishing picnic tour.
On the latter two of the tree you’ll find some old 15th-and 16th-century buildings alongside some old villages and sand and pebble beaches.
The island of Orebic is located on the southern coast of the Peljesac Peninsula and offers some of the best beaches in the region. If you visit Orebic you have to go to Trstenica cove, the best beach on the island.
Located between the islands of Rkr and Pag, you can find Rab, one of the more enticing island offerings of Croatia.
The island is populated with pine forests, beaches and coves in the southwest and very barren and rugged in the windswept northeast. It’s a great place for some trekking to be sure.
Keep in mind some Croatia car rental services when visiting any of these places.