While everyone’s heard of Ibiza, Santorini, Hvar and Corsica, Business Insider decided to take a look at Europe’s most beautiful islands off the beaten track and two Croatian islands made the cut.
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When most travellers think of islands in Europe, first ones that spring to mind are probably Ibiza, Hvar, Santorini, Mykonos and Mallorca, but on June 28, 2016, Business Insider decided to show off 17 European islands that are off the beaten track and should definitely be included in your next travel itinerary. To no surprise, two Croatian islands were included on the list – Mljet and Vis.
Here are their thoughts on two stunning Croatian islands and reasons why you should make a detour and visit them during your next trip to Croatia or Europe in general.
With just barely 1,100 inhabitants, sleepy Mljet is a place of serenity and tranquillity. Almost 90% of the island is covered in forest, and a huge national park offers miles of scenic walking trails. Fun fact: the island’s only hotel is named after Homer’s Odysseus, who is said to have lingered there, bewitched, for seven years.
Vis, the furthest island from the Croatian mainland, is known for fabulous local wine, fresh seafood, and exciting nightlife activities. Its dramatic scenery evokes an aura of mystery that would fit a James Bond hideaway. Kayak through caves, sail the bays and lagoons and take it all in from the top of Hum mountain.
To check out other 15 islands that made the list, you can read the entire Business Insider article here.