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The route of the 1,000 islands

With 1,244 islands, islets and crags to be exact, and every one of them surrounded by crystal clear waters, it’s time to come aboard! Island hopping is undoubtedly the best way to discover the Croatian coast from a truly dazzling perspective.


The Kornati archipelago

encompasses 89 of these remarkable islands. This national park is a veritable maritime labyrinth for sailing fans, and quite simply the perfect setting for you to get back in touch with unspoilt nature.  

  • Kornati Islands National Park
  • The archipelago covers a total surface area of 217 km2
  • Its 89 islands, islets and reefs are uninhabited
  • The island of Kornat is the largest, and lends its name to the archipelago
  • “As is the number of days in a year, so is the number of the Kornati islands” (old saying)

If you're all about

water sports

or would love to give them a try, Brač is the island for you. Here, you can enjoy windsurfing on the unmistakable Zlatni Rat beach, as well as scuba diving, water skiing, kayaking and jet skiing, all in the island’s waters!

  • Zlatni Rat beach is the icon of the island of Brač
  • This sandspit is found in the village of Bol, to the south of the island
  • Brač is the highest and third largest island in the Adriatic Sea
  • The island is a paradise for water sports enthusiasts
  • Brač is well known for the quality of its stone



After all that adrenaline, it's time for a crucial element to any vacation: rest and relaxation. And there is no better place for that than Lošinj:  the island of Vitality. With a health tourism tradition dating back 125 years, here the air is so pure that every breath will fill you with energy!


All that relaxation can give you an appetite,

and a great place for a local meal is the island of Vis. Here, you will be able to taste authentic Dalmatian Buzara-style seafood dishes featuring fresh fish, lobster and shellfish at konoba (local taverns), and also sample extraordinary organic liqueurs and wines such as Vugava and Plančić from the island of Hvar. Bon appetite and cheers!

Gastronomy and enology


If you made your way to Vis, don’t miss the opportunity to discover neighbouring Biševo and the Blue Cave, only 5 kilometres away. This famous cave has been named after the magical and mesmerising blue light that appears at certain times of the day.


This fabulous Route of 1,000 Islands concludes with a visit to the minute Porer at sunset! Can you imagine a more special place to spend a night than this stunning centuries-old lighthouse perched atop a round, 80 metre-wide crag? It’s bound to be unforgettable!