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ISLANDS


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Each one of the Croatian islands has its special beauty and characteristics. Each has its own "most". We will reveal a few of them to you, but we know that every one of you will discover at least one island superlative of your own in the Croatian Adriatic. There's really plenty to choose from...

  • The biggest island in Croatia is Krk with a total area of 409 sq. km.
  • You might guess from its name that Dugi Otok ("Long Island") is the longest, but it isn't. Hvar is the longest at 68 km, with an area of 300 sq. km.
  • The highest island is Brac: Vidova Gora (779 m) is the highest peak in the Adriatic archipelago.
  • The most wooded island is Mljet. As much as 72% of its area is covered by woods, 22% is cultivated and 6% is rock.
  • The sunniest island, indeed the sunniest place in Croatia, is Hvar, which enjoys 2718 hours of sunshine per year. The average for the whole Adriatic is 2600 hours per year.
  • According to the statistics, Dubrovnik, Korcula and Hvar are among those parts of Croatia with the highest January temperatures. The average temperature in Dubrovnik in January is 9.2oC, on Korcula 9.0oC and on Hvar 8.7oC.
  • The largest natural lake in Croatia is Vransko Jezero on the Island of Cres. It is 5.5 km long, 1.5 km wide and covers 5.75 sq. km.

 

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Good Friday procession in Korcula

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Detail of Komiza on the Island of Vis

 

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