The curtain may have already fallen on summer for another year, but one of the world’s leading news sites, The Huffington Post, continues to promote Croatia’s charms…
Three Croatian islands have featured in The Huffington Post’s latest article in the search for 12 secret hideway islands in Europe, although with a reader base in the millions, those islands may not be secret much longer.
Here are the islands in Croatia which made the list, and what The Huffington Post had to say about them:
Sveti Klement, Croatia
Twenty minutes by boat from the glittering island of Hvar, Sveti Klement provides an ideal contrast to its glamorous big sister. There’s just one hotel on the island – the family-owned Palmizana, which has gorgeous gardens, simple but comfortable rooms and two restaurants – Palmizana Meneghello and Toto’s Beach Restaurant – both serving up fresh fish and traditional Croat dishes. The business has been in the same family for more than 100 years, creating a unique atmosphere. If it feels a little too remote, stay on Hvar and hop across by boat.
Famous for the green hills that ripple away from its sparking coastline, Losinj has an agreeably bustling feel without losing any of its traditional Croatian charm. Stay in Cikat Bay, which has a long sandy beach and reliable breezes that make it great for wind or kite-surfers. The nearby port of Mali Losinj – the main town on the island – has one of the most picturesque harbors in the whole of the Med, with verdant islands stretching out towards the horizon.
The largest of the Elaphiti islands, just eleven miles from Dubrovnik, Sipan retains an air of faded glamour, dating back to the 16th century when wealthy Dubrovnik families built vacation houses on the island. There are wonderful beaches, while inland the hills are thick with vineyards, olive and citrus groves and a few sleepy villages. The pretty town of Sipanska Luka has a traditional Dalmatian feel, with terracotta roofed houses, marble streets and some great fish konobas (the Croatian equivalent of tavernas).
Check out what other islands made the list here.