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With nearly 1200 islands scattered down the Croatian coastline, you have to make a choice! The top ten islands listed below are all easily accessible by regular ferry, have plenty of accommodation possibilities and are noted for their extraordinary beauty. (See a photo gallery of Croatian Islands)
World-class Hvar is making onto everybody's Top Ten list. It's lush and green with lavender growing in the hills; the Venetian-inspired Hvar Town has become a required stop for global trendsetters. Read more.
Remote and untamed, Vis is where you go to escape the crowds. Vis town is a pretty port, plus there's Komiza, a perfect stepping stone to the Blue Grotto at Bisevo. Read more about Vis Island.
Dry, flat Pag is easily accessible from Zadar and known for its pungent cheese. Amid the stark landscape is unusual Pag town where ladies in black work on their intricate lacework. Novalja has the wildest nightlife on the Adriatic. Read more about Pag Island.
The two islands of Cres and Losinj are separated by a narrow canal and very different atmospheres. Losinj Island is much more developed, especially around the fishing ports of Mali Losinj and Veli Losinj while Cres Island remains much more rugged. Read more about Cres and Losinj.
Hilly and dry, Krk Island is busy most of the year. Lying close to the mainland, it's a favourite spot for summer residences and visitors who come for sandy Baska beach or scenic Krk Town. Read more.
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