There are more than one thousand islands scattered along the Croatian coast, each unique, the vast majority uninhabited. Each has its own exceptional story and place in history. Battles were waged for them. Great rulers surrendered to them. Powerful potentates were seduced by them. They have left poets speechless and artists agog. You too, will be stunned by their beauty, intoxicated by their tranquillity, and left yearning to return over and over again. They say we all have one weakness. Those who have tasted the Croatian islands have a thousand. The first journey to the Adriatic is always an adventure, a trip into the unknown. Subsequently, familiarity distils the hidden depths of beauty, personal recognition enhances sights and sounds. Like good wine or a first love affair, true fulfilment comes only after anticipation, cultivation and dedication. You will know it when you feel it. It is like an emotional longing which has suddenly been satisfied. A place where the search for yourself comes to an end and you love what you have found. Somewhere you will return to gladly and will be as gladly welcomed back. For those who love exploring monuments, wandering on solitary beaches, or jostling amid the liveliness of a Mediterranean town, then Croatia will delight you. It is a land of discoveries, of pristine nature, of a brilliant new dawn and of a lifestyle so often imagined, so rarely attained.
Here, the tensions of life seem to fade into insignificance. In the rays of the setting sun as your lighthouse throws its lengthening shadow across the beach towards the sea, you will look towards the coastline and wish for nowhere else.
Croatia has 1,777 km of mainland Adriatic shoreline and no fewer than 1,185 islands, islets and reefs.