I am starting to plan a trip to Croatia for next summer and will probably travel there in late August/early September. At this point I am thinking that Split is the front runner out of the three (Split, Hvar, Korcula), but figured I'd ask around on this board if anyone else had different advice. I am a 23 year old guy, that will probably be traveling with one or two other friends. We seek a combination of partying/night life, beautiful beaches/nature, as well as historical and cultural interests. It seems that Split is the best compromise with the partying, beaches, and Diocletians Palace, but at the same time Hvar sounds like it may have as many things to offer too.
So as well as advice in regards of where to go, also recommendations of things to do or places to check out are appreciated too. Also, when does the "high season" tend to end, I want there to be some action and excitment, but I am not too interested in large crowds, long lines, as well as not being able to find a hotel room. Do things start to mellow out at the end of August, and will finding a hotel room be a really challenging task? Is it a must to prebook hotels?
Anyway, thanks for any info. or advice,
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