Croatia’s coast is dotted with a multitude of magnificent islands. While there is an enormous variety in the size of these islands, some are buzzing resorts, some host historic towns, and some are deserted. The stunningly beautiful islands tend to get crowded during peak season; however, late August and September are also a perfect time to enjoy the warm waters, ancient towns, vine-covered hills and fantastic food.
This small island is a true connoisseur of Mediterranean getaways. Susak is located off the coast of Losinj, and the island is largely made up of sand and boasts superb sandy beaches. The crumbly, ochre-colored cliffs are covered in ferns, wild fennel and soaring bamboo-like grasses. The island is crisscrossed by footpaths, which makes it easy to explore.
Susak Island is farther away from the Croatian mainland and therefore has retained many of its original traditions, such as archaic dialect and folk costumes that are unique to this little island. The island has a long tradition in growing vines and Susak wines are one among the best in Croatia. The island is home to the annual Air and Kite Festival. It is connected with the mainland through regular ferry services running from Losinj, Cres and Rijeka.