1 Maslinica

This cute fishing harbour on the western coast of Šolta could be the Adriatic’s best-kept secret.

2 Brač’s northeastern coast

succession of picturesque bays lapped by clear seas, and hardly a package hotel in sight.

3 Hvar Town

Beautifully proportioned Renaissance town that also happens to be the swankiest resort on the Croatian coast.

4 Stari Grad

If Hvar Town is the celebrity magnet, Stari Grad represents the other side of the Adriatic coin – laid back, unhurried and full of charm.

5 Vis

Enjoy the unspoiled nature and clear seas of the independent traveller’s favourite island.

6 Vela Luka

Korčula’s surprise package, never too crowded and with fantastic beaches nearby on the island of Proizd.

7 Mali Ston

A must-visit for the epicurean traveller, with a brace of fine restaurants serving up locally harvested oysters.

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