Although all of them are notable and attractive in their own way, we chose three oddly formed ones that will be stuck in your head once you see them from above.
Fish in the sea – Gaz Island, Brijuni
Yes, this really looks like a fish in the sea. Only, this fish is actually a tiny island in the northern Adriatic archipelago in Brijuni national park. The island goes by the name of Gaz; it is uninhabited and the fish-shape is entirely natural. No public transport is available for you to visit its beaches and 1128 meters long coastline, but private travel is possible.
Make sure to visit Brijuni national park by air and you will probably see Gaz island through the aeroplane window as you approach the Pula airport.
Huge fingerprint island - Baljenac
There’s no disputing that seamen and farmers of Adriatic lived a life of hard labour throughout their history.
Greatest testimonial of their commitment might be Baljenac, a small unsettled island off the coast of Šibenik.
In order to grow food and make wine, local people built elaborate drywall complex to keep the elements from washing away what was left of precious soil. On a mere 14 acres, there are almost 24 kilometres of drywall built by hand 200 years ago.
Dry stone walling has been protected as UNESCO heritage since December 2018.
That's why when observed from above, Baljenac looks like a giant human fingerprint.
Dry stone walling has been protected as UNESCO heritage since December 2018, but there’s another interesting fact about Baljenac and fingerprinting. Dactyloscopy, the science of fingerprinting suspected criminals was invented by Ivan Vučetić from not so distant Hvar island. He made his discovery in 1892 when he solved the first criminal case based on a - fingerprint.
Croatian Adriatic coast is a miracle – it boasts at least six separate heart-shaped islands
Heart shaped island of love - Galešnjak
Heart shaped island of Galešnjak took the social media by storm after it was “discovered” on Google maps some ten years ago.
"Island of love” is available for tourist visits, and is located in the Pašman channel between the islands of Pašman and the town of Turanj on the mainland.
As crazy as it might sound, Galešnjak is not absolutely unique in Croatia, although there are only a few heart-shaped islands in the whole world.
That's why we can say that Croatian Adriatic coast is a miracle – it boasts at least six separate heart-shaped islands, all relatively close to the city of Zadar. All the “lovers islands” are uninhabited and all are photographed from the air by Boris Kačan.