Are you looking for something romantic? A special experience for you and your loved one. Maybe a trip to the heart shaped island in Croatia would do the trick. Keep reading to see where you can find it and how to get to the island.
In the end you’ll also see what else you can do in the same area and which other romantic experiences can you find in Croatia.
There are a couple of heart shaped islands in the world but one of the best known ones is the island of Galešnjak (pronounced Galeshnyak) that can be found of the shores of the Croatian coast. More precisely, it can be found in the Pašman Channel (pronounced Pashman) near the historical town of Zadar that is included in many of small ship cruises in Croatia.Cruise Croatia
The shape of the so called “Island of Love” was first noticed already in 1806 by Napoleon’s cartographer but it is not until 2009 when Google got involved that it got famous.
After Google Earth has put the island on the list as one of the few natural heart shaped phenomena, it was featured on ABC, CNN, Huffington post even declared it “the World’s most adorable island” (*).More about Croatia
This heart shaped island in Croatia is small. Really small. You can walk across it in less than 10 minutes and it’s not like you’ll have much to see anyway. Despite all that the island is very much popular amongst lovers, honeymooners and romantics from all over the globe.
It is found very close to the mainland therefore really easy to reach. The easiest way by far is simply to take a boat. But if you feel a bit more adventurous you can try reaching it by paddleboat or a slightly longer swim. Since it is uninhabited you’ll be able to have some romantic time alone with the view of a crystal sea.
There are plenty things to do since it is located in the middle of the long Croatian shore. We’ll point out 3 of the most popular options:
1) Dalmatian town of Zadar with its Sea organs
2) Krka National Park
3) Kornati National Park
The most obvious is a stay in a Dalmatian town of Zadar with its rich history dating back to the Roman times. It is also full of medieval churches and museums. While the hedonists will be able to enjoy themselves in its many cosmopolitan cafes and Mediterranean restaurants. However one of the town’s most unique features is its Sea Organ – a system of pipes and whistles played by the sea waves. Just imagine swimming while literally listening to the sea music.Summer in Croatia
The second excursion close to the heart shaped island in Croatia is to Krka National Park. The park is intertwined with waterfalls and gorges. At one point, you can see the river in a 200 m deep karstic canyon, you can bath in the river or just walk around. The National Park can be reached via land or on a boat cruising against the river current all the way inland.GOT Trip
But if you prefer to stay at the seaside – Kornati National Park is the right choice. This is a group of 89 islands and inlets. Taking a private boat there you’ll easily be able to find a deserted spot to enjoy your day. Another option is to take a scenic flight above the Park and simply enjoying the most amazing views you’ll ever have.Active Croatia trip
If you need anything, we’re here to help. Organize you a private cruise with a stop on the heart shaped island or opt for a land trip around Croatia and see it all.
Check out also our pick of top 5 romantic experiences in Croatia:
– Natural aphrodisiac – the world’s best oysters
– Truffle dinner in a typical village of Istria
– Wine tasting with a view
– Spend a night in a lighthouse
– Romantic cruise with a stop on the heart shaped island