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Luxury Adriatic Islands Holidays

Cruise the azure waters of the Adriatic, and discover the Croatia's beautiful island hideaways.

Guide to Luxury Holidays in Adriatic Islands

Croatia lays claim to 1,244 islands, and each has its own distinctive personality. Such as the enchanting Korcula, an island of woodlands, vineyards, olive groves, beaches and fishing villages. Its main town is frequently dubbed 'Little Dubrovnik' and with its imposing medieval walls and Gothic-Renaissance style architecture the comparison is indeed apt. The island also produces a fabulous crisp white wine made from the posip grape. A winetasting, anyone? Meanwhile, Hvar has earned something of a hedonistic reputation and yes, it's the go-to party island if you're looking to crank up the volume and enjoy the nightlife. But that's only half the story: away from the chic clubs and restaurants, is the island's historical heart, the UNESCO-listed Stari Grad Plain, which is home to rolling vineyards and sun-splashed olive groves, and has remained virtually unchanged since the 4th century BC. Then there is the beautiful Losinj, which has earned the tag 'the island of wellness and vitality'. Its reputation attracts visitors intent on rediscovering their mojo in the many spas and therapy clinics that dot the isle. Some hotels offer exclusive therapeutic holidays and the feel-good factor extends to the flora - over 1,000 varieties of wild herbs grow on Losinj.

The islands of the Adriatic are welcoming to visitors all year round. The shoulder months of May-June and September-October see temperatures hover at an inviting 24-30°C, and are ideal if you're island hopping or have hand-picked your isle of choice for that special hideaway break. It gets a bit hotter in July and August when the temperature can often nudge above 30. However, if you're lounging onboard your yacht contemplating life, or simply chilling out on a private beach then what's not to like?
You'll need a valid passport, but currently, if you're a British passport holder, you do not need a visa for Croatia (and its islands). For more information, please visit GOV.UK
The delicious cuisine is a highlight when visiting the islands of Croatia. You'll find imaginative menus with unique island specialities, regional favourites, and lots of wonderful seafood, such as lobster, langoustine, squid and scampi. All the islands serve good food, but some are earning special plaudits. Vis attracts serious foodies and not just for its vibrant dining scene - the island's Lipanovic family has over 150 years of winemaking tradition. Hvar and Korcula boast many top-end restaurants, whilst on Pag you must try the delicious sheep's cheese - paski.
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