Among the many islands in Croatia, there is all kinds of spectacular places. Let us mention some examples near Split.
The island of Brac is the largest and highest in central Dalmatia, it extends for approximately 394 km˛. The island has a relatively warm climate and the vegetation appears a little dry, but that does not detract from the beauty of the place, or the ability to find good hideouts along the rocky beaches. For example, the bay of Lucice, which is ideal for divers of caves, houses a cave with two submarine rooms in which you can see stalagmites, stalactites, corals and sponges: a truly magnificent place.
If you prefer to walk a bit higher up Brac, you should not miss a walk through the olive groves. There are about half a million trees of a rare variety called buhavica.
Another place not to miss is the island of Solta, a small island of 19 x 5 km. It is an island where there is not much to do but explore one of the small villages or stroll on one of its rocky beaches.
The creeks are wider here on the northeast coast, although in these places the wind can be very strong. However, the island of Necujam has the largest beach and is very well equipped with showers and other services near the shore.
Another interesting beach is Zlatni Rat. It is a rather exposed beach and air currents make it a favourite with surfers, who arrive immediately at the slightest sign of good weather. This promontory offers a wide range of opportunities for swimming and sunbathing. You could almost say that is virgin, were it not for the presence of some small hotels.
Another place nearby is the small island of Bisevo, five miles southwest of the island of Vis. It measures 6 km˛ and cannot be ignored because of its remarkable Blue Grotto.
The Blue Grotto is composed of 10 caves along the coast that form a truly amazing set. Between 11 am and noon on a sunny day with no wind, the sun’s rays pass through the water and light up the cave with blue radiant tones while objects beneath the surface shine in silver and pink shades. The effect also seems to have an aura of mystery and is undoubtedly beautiful.
There is nothing like arriving in this exotic place with a gulet and wander among all the small islands and then come and dive into one of the hidden caves. Having a fishing rod is very useful since the waters are full of fish.