Islands of central Dalmatia
The highest Adriatic and the largest Dalmatian island, known worldwide for its rock and famous beach Zlatni rat, which is much more than just a beach. According to the selection of many magazines and tourist sites, this beach is several times selected as the most beautiful beach in Europe and one of the ten most beautiful beaches in the world. Here you can experience the unforgettable joy of swimming and superior windsurfing. The beach is perpendicular to the shore and thats why the sea is always calm on one side and always rough on the other. Apart from the beach, this island is known for its stone. Almost all streets, churches, walking paths and other buildings on the island, are made from the same stone from Brač. Diocletian's Palace in Split and Šibenik's Cathedral are also made of Brač stone. Brač's stone embedded in the White House in Washington, as well as in other famous buildings. Certainly worth a visit is a desert Blace, interesting place from the 16th century and Vidova gora, a mountain with the highest peak on the Croatian islands (778), which offers a beautiful panoramic view of the Dalmatian islands.
Island Hvar is the longest Adriatic island with the biggest places: the town of Hvar and the town of Stari Grad. Besides the beauty of small towns and villages you certailny need to discover the interior of the bay and the places on the south side of the island. The town of Hvar with its Pjaca or the Square St. Stephen is one of the most beautiful town squares in Dalmatia. A shipyard from the 16th century can also be seen there and a Hvar Theatre is nearby, one of the oldest public theaters in Europe (1612.).
The town of Stari Grad is full of old churches, monuments and monasteries. There are many beautiful beaches like Maslina beach which is a sandy cove near the ferry port. There are also sandy and rocky beaches such as Paklena, Baba and Zavala found on the Kabal peninsula. In the past, the people of Hvar started growing lavender, and today this plant is a trademark of the island. It is a special experience in late June and early July to see blue and purple lavender fields in bloom and enjoy its scent.
Island Vis is the outpost island in the Adriatic Sea, 45 km away separated from the mainland. In ancient times, the island was ruled by the Greeks, the Romans and later Biznat, Croats, Venetians, Napoleon, the British and others .... Because of the important position of the island, many important naval battles have happened here. With Vis we always mention smaller islands like Biševo, Jabuka, Svetac and Brusnik. On the nearby island of Biševo people go on tour because of its sandy beaches and the famous cave Modra špilja (Blue Grotto).
Blue cave (Modra špilja) is a very popular tourist destination, and the maximum of magic you will experience when sea is very calm in the middle of the day, at noon. It lies beneath the surface of the sea, and through a hole in the cave, the sunlight is penetrating, refracted and reflected from the white bottom. Vis is a haven for those seeking peace and quiet, untouched nature, crystal waters and traditional architecture.
is located very close to the mainland and the city of Split, but gives the feeling of staying at a remote island. Boaters love its bays and cyclists love its paths. But all visitors prefer voting of a little owl, a bird that is a symbol of the island. Because there is no industry, Šolta remains an oasis of untouched natural beauty. There are no major developed urban centers on the island, and life goes on in picturesque villages. The place with the longest tourist tradition is Nečujam, located in a beautiful bay with a sandy beach. Stomorska is the second most important tourist destination that is known for its fleet of sailboats in the past. Sailing ships were transporting wine and olive oil from Šolta to Split. And today, this island has a charm of an old fishing village with frequent fishing parties.