The Eastern European country of Croatia’s stunning Adriatic coastline, thousand-plus islands and rugged mountains are the spectacular views that greet visitors to this land of rich culture, architecture and passionate tradition. Crossed by the Dinaric Alps, Croatia is a Mediterranean mix of balmy days by turquoise waters and classic walks through the shade of Roman ruins, ancient walled towns, imposing castles and Baroque and Renaissance architecture.
For glamour-seekers, the walled-city of Dubrovnik and the resort of Hvar offer the opportunity to spot celebrities among the many expensive yachts moored in sublime harbours. Croatia’s lively café and restaurant culture is becoming increasingly well-regarded.
Being on the Adriatic coast, Croatia’s reputation for its seafood is closely matched by the love of its fine local wines. Sharing food and drink plays a big part in the local culture, which underlines the quality of the national cuisine and the breadth of Croatian hospitality.