There are over 1,000 islands in Croatia and only 60 are inhabited. The waters are crystal clear and the mountain ranges rise above the coastal area, providing a magnificent backdrop. The Dalmation Coast offers fabulous scenery and is best seen from the sea. Ferries depart regularly from the mainland–Dubrovnik, Split or Trogir–to the many small islands with travel time from 45 minutes to 2.5 hours depending upon your destination.
We visited several islands on our journey.
Korcula, the birth place of Marco Polo, was our first stop. Korcula town is a lovely mini-fortress with narrow, cobbled streets surrounded by stone walls. The shell of Marco Polo’s home is still standing.
Next we went to Vis. This is the most westerly island in the Adriatic. Fishing is the most dominant economic activity as you can see by the many sail boats.
Hvar is the longest island in the Adriatic. The island, including Hvar Town and Stari Grad (Old Town), is the most developed tourism destinations and resorts in Croatia. Look at the color of that water!