Croatia's historic towns and cities offer rich pickings for architecture buffs. You can admire ancient relics at Solin and Split, a Venetian fort in Hvar Town, and medieval city walls in Dubrovnik.
Croatia provides plenty of tasty eye candy. You can feast your eyes on virgin beaches and wildflowers at Rt Kamenjak, discover lakes, waterfalls and cascades in the Plitvice Lakes National Park, and explore pine-clad coves in Mljet Island.
Swimming in the crystalline waters off Croatia's 1778km Adriatic coast are some 1244 islands. The largest, busiest and most developed is Krk Island in the north, but sun seekers should head south to seductive Mljet and Hvar Island, said to be the country's sunniest spot.