The Croatian Islands, often also referred to as the Adriatic Islands, are found off the coast of mainland Croatia and offer a mix of beautiful white beaches, historical architecture, untouched nature and clear blue seas. There are multiple ways of getting to the many beautiful islands nearby and a visit to at least one of them should definitely be on your list of things to see in Split. Make a day trip to Brac Island, which is just a short boat ride from Split harbor, or explore a little further and take the ferry to either Solta, Hvar or Ciovo, which are definitely worth a visit.
A great base for islands excursionsThere are several regions within the Adriatic Islands. The Southern Adriatic Islands stretch along Split and southward to Dubrovnik. These comprise of some of the most populated of the Adriatic Islands and offer a broad range of activities and things to do for those visiting the region. Brac Island is just off the coast from Split and has become very popular due to its olive groves and vineyards. Here, you can take a stroll along the world famous Zlatni Rat, which is a white pebble beach near the town of Bol, and take in the unspoiled surroundings and beautiful nature. If you have time to go a little further than Brac, then Hvar is rich in culture and historical attractions and attracts a mix of holidaymakers, celebrities and scientists. Other islands that are also well worth a visit are Ciovo, west of Split, and Solta, directly to the south.
All the serene islands off the coast of Split are easily accessible with an array of ferry connections running multiple times a day. If you are planning on exploring the islands, you can check the Jadrolinija ferry schedule to get an overview on departures and how best to plan a visit or ask our helpful staff at Radisson Blu Resort, Split for tips.