Croatia is perfect for solo adventurers, thanks to its safe environment, stunning landscapes, rich history, and culture. Whether island hopping in the islands of Vis, Korcula, and Mljet or discovering Hvar's historical charm and beach bumming in Brac's unique beaches, including Zlatni Rat, Croatia, there's a lot for solo travellers to do. Plus, its well-developed tourism infrastructure make it easy to navigate on your own. If you're unsure which island to go to, here are the best Croatian islands to visit solo.

Best Croatian Islands

Vis

Vis

Vis is a beautiful island in the Adriatic Sea, known for its long history, untouched natural beauty, and relaxed atmosphere. It's the farthest island from the Croatian mainland, so it's not as crowded, which makes it perfect for people who want peace and quiet while enjoying the amazing scenery.

Vis has many different activities for solo travellers to do. Begin by exploring its picturesque villages, where time stood still amid quaint stone houses and winding streets. Discover the island's past at sites like the ancient Roman ruins of Issa or the historic Fort George, offering panoramic views of the azure waters below.

Take a solo sea kayaking excursion, navigating the crystalline waters and discovering hidden coves and secluded beaches along the rugged coastline. Dive into the depths of the Adriatic with a snorkelling or scuba diving adventure, admiring the vibrant underwater world teeming with marine life.

After all the adventures, what better way to unwind than amidst the island's vineyard-dotted countryside, savouring locally produced wines and traditional Dalmatian cuisine at family-run taverns. Finish your days with scenic strolls along the waterfront promenades, where you can watch the sunset over the horizon with colourful skies above Vis.

Best Croatian Islands

Mljet (photo @ Kevin Charit)

Mljet 

Mljet is a beautiful island in the Adriatic Sea. It's known for its untouched nature and peaceful atmosphere. People love it because it's so quiet and surrounded by greenery. If you're traveling alone and want a peaceful getaway, Mljet is the perfect place for you.

Consider going on a scenic cruise in Croatia, a great way to explore Mljet. You'll find many cruises stopping at the island to allow travellers to explore its natural wonders. From the deck of your boat you can admire Mljet's rugged coastline, green landscapes, and azure waters.

“To really experience the natural beauty of Mljet, it's great to explore on foot. Visit Mljet National Park, where you'll find lush forests all around and sparkling lakes that are perfect for exploring. Take walks on picturesque trails, going through green forests and discovering ancient ruins throughout the park.

Take some time alone on the quiet beaches of the island. It's a great place to relax and if you want to feel closer to nature, you can rent a kayak and paddle along the picturesque coastline of Mljet. You'll find secret spots and can take a swim whenever you like.

Best Croatian Islands

Korcula

Korcula 

Renowned as the birthplace of the famous world explorer Marco Polo, Korčula has a fascinating blend of medieval charm and the Mediterranean. It's an ideal destination for solo adventurers seeking to immerse in Croatia's local culture while soaking up its natural beauty.

Due to its ferry connections, Korcula is a breeze to reach, making it an ideal destination to discover more of Croatia. Just hop on a ferry from Split, a coastal city nestled in central Dalmatia, and you're on your way to exploring the beauty of Korčula. 

Begin your journey by wandering through the narrow cobblestone streets of Korcula Town. Admire centuries-old stone buildings and stopping by charming cafes. Delve into the island's past at landmarks like the imposing Revelin Tower or the awe-inspiring St. Mark's Cathedral to admire their architecture and historical significance.

No trip to Korcula is complete without venturing to its beaches, where sun-drenched shores meet the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic. From secluded bays to bustling beachfront, Korcula offers a diverse array of spots to soak up the Mediterranean sun and unwind amidst breathtaking scenery.

Best Croatian Islands

Hvar

Hvar 

As one of the sunniest islands in Europe, Hvar is a must-visit on your solo adventure in Croatia especially if you love bars and partying, but as with anywhere in Croatia, this island also offers plenty of history. 

Wander through the cobbled streets of Hvar Town, and you'll come across Venetian-era architecture and vibrant cafes along the waterfront promenade. To immerse in the island's rich history, visit landmarks like the Hvar Fortress or the Gothic-style St. Stephen's Cathedral.

Explore the quiet beaches and secret spots of Hvar. You'll find peaceful shores perfect for swimming, sunbathing, paddleboarding, and snorkeling. It's a great place to enjoy the sunny weather and clear water of the Mediterranean.

Soak up the island's natural beauty by embarking on adventurous excursions, from hiking to the island's highest peak to cycling through its picturesque vineyards and olive groves. If you're seeking a more immersive experience, consider exploring Hvar on a private Croatian tour. It offers an opportunity to uncover hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path treasures with the guidance of local experts.

Best Croatian Islands

Brac

Brac

With its rugged beauty and authentic charm, Brac is perfect for solo adventurers. As the largest island in central Dalmatia, it offers diverse activities amidst its stunning landscapes and cultural treasures.

Explore the picturesque villages dotted across the island with ancient stone houses and cobblestone streets. Visit historic sites like the towering Škrip Fortress or the ancient Roman quarries at Rasohe to delve into centuries of the island's heritage.

Check out the island's pristine beaches, such as the renowned Zlatni Rat, a stunning crescent-shaped stretch of sand perfect for sunbathing and swimming. For a more secluded experience, discover hidden coves and tranquil bays along the island's rugged coastline.

Brac's rugged terrain offers opportunities for outdoor adventures, whether hiking, biking, or rock climbing. Conquer Vidova Gora, the highest peak in the Adriatic islands, or cycle through olive groves and vineyards, sampling local delicacies along the way.

Finally…

I hope this has inspired you on which Croatian island to visit. These are just a few of my favourite ones that definitely offer a variety of experiences.