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Croatia Island Hopping - Is it really that easy?

Croatia is home to many remarkable islands. You may wonder how easy it is to island hop during your stay in Croatia? Well, this post has the answers to all your questions.

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Croatia is a beautiful country overlooking the vast Adriatic Sea. Its popularity as a holiday destination has grown over the recent years.


Well, its Mediterranean climate, many UNESCO sights to explore and of course, its fantastic coastline with all of Croatia's wonderful islands. Each island is unique and has its very own charm.

With all of the islands to choose from, many people ask us...

Is it easy to visit more than one island in one holiday?

Well, there is only one answer … Yes!

From the tranquil islands like Vis and Solta, away from the hustle and bustle, to the livelier and busier islands like Hvar, there is an island for everyone and every occasion. All the islands in Croatia are connected to mainland and some to other islands, via the efficient and cost effective ferry network.

Maslinica,Solta Island (connection to nearby Rogac from Split)

For most travellers they will board their ferry from the mainland from either Dubrovnik, Split or Zadar. However, there are ferries operating from all of the big coastal cities, connecting the passengers to the popular islands. With Croatia being home to numerous ferry companies, the islands maintain good connections to the mainland all year round. In the peak holiday season of May/June to September/October, the companies put on more crossings…making island hopping a breeze from all the islands!

To have a look at the schedules and routes that some ferry companies put on, please seethe links below.

Click here to view Krilo Kapetan Luka Catamarans Sailing Schedule.

Click here to view Krilo Shipping Company (KSC) Ferry Routes and schedule here
Click here to view the TP Line Ferry Routes and schedule here.
Click here to view the Jadrolina Ferry Routes and schedule here

There are several ways to book and view the ferries available to you. You could book with a company, like Get by Ferry, which will list all ferry companies that run the route you wish to travel on the date you desire. Alternatively, you can book direct with the ferry companies, either booking in advanced or with some companies you can book on the day. However, it is important to note, these tickets are subject to availability.

There are different types of ferries available in Croatia, including car ferries and faster foot passenger catamarans. Private speedboats are also plentiful, making travelling between islands easier, due to less reliance on the ferries. So, if you're looking to travel under a time frame, or you would like a more luxurious way to travel, these might be what you are looking for.

The harbour in Cavtat, Croatia (connection via Dubrovnik)

It is important to note that the quieter, more secluded islands do have fewer transport links compared to the more popular tourist hotspots like Korcula, Hvar and Brac. However, for these peaceful retreats, having fewer connections only adds to the allure for travellers seeking relaxation and tranquillity.

Vis Island, Croatia (connection from Split)

All the ferry companies have the their routes and timetables available on the websites in the new year for the summer season (linked above). Travelling between the islands is simply like catching a bus!

Dubrovnik's Old Town Harbour (offers connections to Lokrum and Cavtat)

So, to sum this up for you, whilst island hopping does have some logistics to consider with the timings and frequencies of ferries, with forward planning and forsome, a sense of adventure, you can have the most unforgettable island-hopping experience catering for everyone’s wants and needs.

Hvar Town Harbour Hvar Town Harbour (connections to Split, Dubrovnik and other nearby islands)

Do you know what’s even better? We can take care of all of those logistics for you with our bespoke Croatia Holidays, bringing your ideal holiday to life!

So, what are you waiting for, request a quote or call us to discuss your dream holiday further. All that’s left for you to do is pack your bags and get to the airport. We'll take care of the rest!