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14 Incredible Hidden Gems You Can Discover on Croatia Cruise
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If you LOVE CRUISES but hate mass tourism, then this article is for you.
We made a survey with 25 + gulet ship owners from Croatia about which places they believe are worth visiting and are hard to find in travel guides.
Here are the results.
Stiniva bay, Badija, Sakarun and other spots listed here are ones of the last remaining places you can visit if you Cruise Croatia where you will not be swarmed by other tourists.
Let’s take a virtual journey through this magnificent places.
Hidden gems you can’t afford to miss!
Badija Island & Monastery
WHY IT IS SPECIAL: Imagine yourself waking up in paradise on earth surrounded by nature and deer eating from your hand. Amazing monastery shines in the sun while you enjoy in one of the clearest seas in the World. Amazing pine forest where you fill your lounges with fresh air for the next couple of years!
WHY IT IS SPECIAL: A sleepy town located on island Brač where you can finally forget about all of your stress, your job and crazy everyday things that are going on. You will want to retire here once you see how peaceful it is. This is why Postira is between the top Croatia secret places.
WHY IT IS SPECIAL: Similar to Postira. Sleepy, super easy going small village preserved from mass tourism is your ideal getaway. It is perfect for romantic walks, a day on the beach or a nice dinner.
WHY IT IS SPECIAL: If you are not a fan of pebbly beaches this is one of the nicest sandy hidden beaches in Croatia. Perfect if approached by a sailing yacht or a gulet. You can spend your day here relaxing or staying active by using one of the many watersports activities and toys you’ll find on board.
WHY IT IS SPECIAL: Crystal clear sea and beauty that can’t be described with words. This is a very nice beach for families with children. Unfortunately getting very popular in last couple of years – but you can still find your spot and enjoy the beauties.
WHY IT IS SPECIAL: Dugi Otok (translation Long Island) is full of pine trees, small villages and picturesque roads where you can completely escape and enjoy the nature at it’s fullest. It is an ideal place for unwinding but also kayaking or snorkeling.
WHY IT IS SPECIAL: Hvar Island does not consist only from Hvar Town and huge world-famous parties. Several small, easy going and nice beaches can be found on this island as well. Charming Gdinj is just one of them.
WHY IT IS SPECIAL: This picturesque place is famous for the production of the best red wines. In Sveta Nedjelja there is a beautiful pebble beach you can enjoy on, and for those looking to stay active, you can free climb the numerous arranged paths for free climbing in the immediate vicinity of Sveta Nedjelja and enjoy really nice scenery.
WHY IT IS SPECIAL: You will love this beach surrounded by pristine nature. One of the best things you can do is to jump into this turquoise sea and swim ashore, play on the beach with your kids or just snorkel around.
Town of Komiža
WHY IT IS SPECIAL: Komiža is one of the most beautiful small towns in the World loved and cherished by the locals. We recommend you enjoying in super nice food, an absolute must try is Komiška pogača, an island specialty.
WHY IT IS SPECIAL: One of the epic small villages in the Kornati Islands that is a true hidden gem of Croatia. You will see why we put this on the list when you visit.
WHY IT IS SPECIAL: Another sleepy village where you will be able to take a deep breath and escape the masses. Go for a nice walk, explore the village and try out some local food.
WHY IT IS SPECIAL: No need to explain. Check the picture because a picture speaks more than a 1000 words.
WHY IT IS SPECIAL: Only reachable with a boat and hidden away on the island of Vis – one of the best places for snorkeling, swimming and exploring. Due to the fact, it is only reachable by sea it stayed preserved over many years.
Interested in more detailed description of Hidden Places Croatia?
Download brochure on this link and enjoy.
You cannot reach these places with huge cruise liners or go there by ferries.
The most comfortable way to reach them is on board gulet type ship like this.